Face the Music Challenge Announces Winning Communities for Broken Social Scene, K-os, City and Colour Concerts
Published Jul 22, 2011Last month, satellite radio provider SIRIUS announced a "name that tune"-style contest called the Face the Music Challenge where the grand prize would be a concert in your hometown. The acts involved in the project included Broken Social Scene, K-os, City and Colour, and more. Now that contest, which found countless music fans flexing their music know-how, is over, and SIRIUS has announced where each concert will go down this summer.
Taking place in four regions of the country (western, eastern, central and Quebec), the winning communities are Telkwa, BC; Sault Ste. Marie, ON; Baie-Comeau, QC; and Sussex, NB. Telkwa will host the Sam Roberts Band and the Trews, Sault Ste. Marie will get Broken Social Scene and Bedouin Soundclash, Baie-Comeau will bring out Marie-Mai and Alfa Rococo, while Sussex will see City and Colour and K-os. You can see the details below.
"We're thrilled that Telkwa, Sault Ste. Marie, Baie-Comeau and Sussex are our Face the Music winners," SiriusXM Canada vice-president of sales and marketing Paul Cunningham said in a statement. "It was terrific to see such strong community participation and with over 100,000 games played, it seems that everyone had a lot of fun. We're proud to reward the winning communities with a free and exclusive concert experience from these incredibly talented Canadian artists."
For their part, the bands are just as thrilled about the results.
"From all of us in Broken Social Scene, we just want to thank the people of Sault Ste. Marie that took the time to play the game," said BSS's Brendan Canning. "We're really looking forward to heading out and playing for all of our fans out there."
City and Colour main man Dallas Green added, "It's great how many people played to get us to come to their hometown. I'm really looking forward to coming to New Brunswick and performing for everyone."
Sam Roberts Band and The Trews
8/11 Telkwa, BC - Fall Fairgrounds in Smithers, BC
Broken Social Scene and Bedouin Soundclash
8/17 Sault Ste. Marie, ON - Essar Centre
City and Colour with K-os
8/19 Sussex, NB - Moncton Coliseum
Marie-Mai and Alfa Rococo
8/26 Baie-Comeau, QC - Baie-Comeau Theatre