Bryan Adams and Russell Peters Will Host the 2017 Juno Awards
Published Mar 09, 2017We already know who's nominated for this year's Juno Awards, but now we know who will be manning the stage as the awards are handed out. In an amalgamation of Canadian music and comedy talent, Bryan Adams and Russell Peters will host the broadcast.
"I'm honoured to be co-hosting this year's Juno Awards alongside Russell Peters," Adams said in a statement. "We have an incredible music community in Canada and this is the night we celebrate its success."
Peters added: "Third time's a charm! And who better to share the stage with than Bryan Adams?! I'm actually really excited to be back, and looking so forward to making the 2017 Juno Awards a memorable one."
The co-hosting pair will be taking the reins from Michael Bublé, who hosted the event for the past two years but is stepping down to focus on his family. The crooner announced last year that his three-year-old son Noah was battling cancer, and revealed last month that he was "progressing well" with his ongoing treatment.
Adams and Peters will play host to a list of performers that includes A Tribe Called Red, Alessia Cara, Arkells, Ruth B, Sarah McLachlan, Shawn Mendes and the Strumbellas.
UPDATE (3/16, 10:30 a.m. EDT): Billy Talent, Dallas Smith and July Talk have now been added to the list of performing acts, as well.
The ceremony will take place on April 2 at Ottawa's Canadian Tire Centre. The show will be broadcast live on CTV starting at 7 p.m. EST. You can see the complete list of nominees over here.
Pick up the deluxe boxset edition of Bryan Adams' latest album, Get Up, here. You can also pick up several Juno-nominated albums here.