Jann Arden, the multi-platinum award-winning singer, songwriter, actor, author and soon-to-be Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee has announced the release of her latest album Hits & Other Gems on May 1, 2020 via Universal Music Canada as well as Jann Arden Live, a 19-date cross-Canada tour beginning May 7, 2020.
Hits & Other Gems will consist of 12 tracks including Arden’s hits “Could I Be Your Girl” and “I Would Die For You,” as well as a cover of The Cure’s “Lovesong” recorded with Scott Helman as part of his Hotel Sessions series. The album will also include a live version of Arden’s hit “Insensitive” that was recorded this past November for Jann Arden One Night Only, a one-hour original special that aired exclusively on CTV and streams on Crave, and three songs featured in the upcoming second season of her critically-acclaimed comedy series, JANN.
The Jann Arden Live tour will kick off at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, NFLD May 7 and will conclude at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, BC on June 18, making stops at Montreal’s MTELUS and Toronto’s Roy Thompson Hall along the way. Arden will perform songs from Hits & Other Gems on the tour among other fan favourites. Jann Arden Live marks Arden’s first coast to coast tour in more than six years.
Last month, Arden was announced as the first 2020 inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. With accolades that include 19 top ten singles, eight JUNO Awards and 10 SOCAN Awards, Arden is a beloved Canadian musical artist and personality. Arden will join the ranks of Canadian music icons including Alanis Morisette, Bryan Adams, Barenaked Ladies, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Joni Mitchell, k.d. lang, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, RUSH, The Guess Who, The Tragically Hip, Sarah McLachlan, Shania Twain, and many more. To celebrate her induction during The 49th Annual JUNO Awards on Sunday, March 15, 2020, Arden will grace the stage and perform live from the SaskTel Centre.
Hits & Other Gems track list:
Could I Be Your Girl
Everybody’s Pulling On Me
The Sound Of
You Don’t Know Me
Mother Mine with Zoie Palmer
I Would Die For You
The Way Things Are Going
Lovesong with Scott Helman
Jann Arden Live tour dates:
May 7 – St. John’s, NFLD – Mile One Centre
May 9 – Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre
May 10 – Summerside, PEI – Credit Union Place
May 11 – Moncton, NB – Casino New Brunswick
May 14 – Montreal, QC – MTELUS
May 15 – Toronto, ON – Roy Thompson Hall
May 19 – St. Catharines, ON – Meridian Centre
May 20 – Kitchener, ON – Centre in the Square
May 22 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
May 23 – Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Concert Hall
May 24 – Kingston, ON – Leon’s Centre
June 8 – Winnipeg, MB – Club Regent Event Centre
June 9 – Winnipeg, MB – Club Regent Event Centre
June 10 – Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place
June 12 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Casino
June 13 – Enoch, AB – River Cree Casino
June 16 – Lethbridge, AB – Enmax Centre
June 17 – Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Event Centre
June 18 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Centre
Music has touched my soul since day one. Whether it is performing or sitting down with some of the biggest names in music, I can always be found sharing my profoundly tender affection of music with anyone who will listen. Being a music journalist has allowed me to expand my knowledge of music and interact with some of my biggest childhood heroes. From days of radio broadcasting to sitting back, kicking off my cowboy boots and sharing my adventures with likeminded music fans online has been nothing short of amazing. Canada is full of true musical talent and I look forward to continuing to share my adventures in music with you.