If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses... think again. Their unassuming rise is highlighted by album sales of 1.6 million in the U.S. alone, ticket sales of 1 million worldwide, 100 million-plus YouTube views, dozens of major television performances, collaborations alongside everyone from Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Elton John to Stevie Wonder and Kristen Bell, and a pair of gold-certified albums. Don’t miss the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense... and with a sense of humor.
Straight off his sold out tour, hip hop legend, Ice Cube hits the Meridian Centre stage this spring! On May 2, the performer arrives on his Straight Into Canada Tour, with special guests, Xzibit, and Peter Jackson. As a triple threat, having garnered prestigious accolades such as the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, Ice Cube transcends the boundaries of music, cinema and sports establishing himself as a legend in the world of entertainment.
Ice Cube Initially rose to prominence with the hip hop supergroup N.W.A., along with Dr. Dre, Eazy-E and Arabian Prince. In his solo career, Ice Cube as sold over 10 million albums, with hit songs including ‘It Was a Good Day,” “You Can Do It,” and “Check Yo Self.”
Matt Fraser is America’s Top Psychic Medium and star of the hit television series “Meet The Frasers” on E! Entertainment. His sold-out live events, television appearances, and spiritual teachings have allowed him to bring healing, hope & laughter to a global audience of fans and followers from all around the world. His readings lead guests through a rollercoaster of emotions from laughing to crying, turning skeptics into believers with stunning details. His dynamic readings frequently include names, dates, and locations he couldn’t possibly know, only adding to his long-established reputation. Matt’s uncanny abilities and extreme accuracy have allowed him to reach millions world-wide from A-list celebrities and influencers, to everyday people looking to get in touch with those they have lost.
BILLY RAY CYRUS
Throughout his nearly three-decade career of Billboard chart success that put him in the same company as Carlos Santana and Louis Armstrong, Billy Ray Cyrus has achieved global success as a singer, songwriter, actor, producer and philanthropist. Most recently, he celebrated the highest RIAA® 14x Diamond-certified song in recorded music history with Lil Nas X on the worldwide smash, “Old Town Road (Remix ft. Billy Ray Cyrus).” The Flatwoods, KY native exploded onto the music scene when his first album, Some Gave All, debuted on the all-genre Billboard album chart at No. 1 and stayed there for a record-breaking 17 weeks in 1992. The lead single, "Achy Breaky Heart," became a phenomenon and went multi-platinum. His success continued with dozens more singles that redefined country music. He also enjoyed a successful career as an actor in the series Doc and Still The King, as well as the hit Disney Channel series Hannah Montana with his daughter Miley.
Lauded by Rolling Stone for her " trippy, atmospheric ballads," FIREROSE is a unique talent. Her unmistakably pure, crystalline voice and fearlessly honest, heartfelt songwriting, combine to make her an entirely distinctive and original artist. The Australian-born singer/songwriter duets with Billy Ray Cyrus on their new single, "Plans," and explores romantic lyrics of love and commitment packed with powerhouse feelings only FIREROSE and Cyrus can emote. FIREROSE’s previous radio hit, “New Day,” ascended to the Top 20 of the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. She has a fuse to captivate and transfix listeners with her distinctive, stylistic voice and stage presence – gaining a loyal passionate fan base.
Since breaking out on America’s Got Talent in 2015, Piff the Magic Dragon has won the heart of America through his Vegas residency, network television appearances and non-stop touring. He was voted one of Variety’s Top Ten Comics to Watch and scooped Best Comedian, Best Magician and Best Headliner at the Best of Las Vegas Awards in 2019. Piff’s sidekick Mr. Piffles, the world’s only magic performing rescued Chihuahua, has been levitated, laminated, shackled in a straitjacket and shot out of a cannon.
Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for more than 30 years. He can currently be seen on NBC’s flagship series America’s Got Talent where he has served as a judge for fourteen seasons. He currently hosts for his home country’s version of the show, Canada’s Got Talent.
Previously, Mandel received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Host for a Reality Program for Deal or No Deal and a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Game Show Host for the syndicated version of the show. Mandel’s versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum, including television, film and stage. In 2019 he released his first solo special in 20 years, Howie Mandel Presents Howie Mandel at the Howie Mandel Comedy Club.
TLC’s influence transcends genres from pop, hip-hop, R&B to fashion and female empowerment. Formed in Atlanta in 1990, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, two girls with spirit, smarts and spunk, had their sights set on a big future. Navigating some connections, they started to work on demos with then up-and-coming producer Jermaine Dupri. Feeling a trio could work better than a duo, a manager recommended Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas to round out the sound, with their nicknames spelling out the acronym TLC. By 1992, the girls had not only been signed, but released their first album, Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip, to both critical and commercial success, selling 4 million copies in the Unites States and yielding 3 top ten singles. Two years later they released their breakthrough album, CrazySexyCool. Met with critical and commercial acclaim once more, Rolling Stone ranked it as one of the best 500 Albums of all time. To date, TLC has sold 85 million Records Worldwide, 10 Top Ten singles in the US, won 4 Grammy Awards, 5 MTV Awards, 5 Soul Train Awards, and 4 Multi-Platinum selling albums and they currently have one billion plays on Pandora. It’s no surprise that TLC is the best-selling American girl group of all time.
Over the course of 40+ years of performing and recording, 54•40 has not only made their mark on the Canadian music industry, but the entire cultural landscape. Led by chief songwriter Neil Osborne, 54•40 has carved out a legacy of gold and platinum albums and an outstanding reputation for their live performances that carries through to this day. With decades of hit songs such as “I Go Blind”, “Ocean Pearl”, and “One Gun”, 54•40 shows are extraordinary affairs that bridge gaps between generations through a shared love of music.
Witness an epic collaboration as Joey Fatone of *NSYNC and AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys join forces along with their sensational seven-piece live band for an unforgettable concert tour! Brace yourself for a nostalgic journey through hits that defined an era, as these pop icons come together to create an electric atmosphere. Don't miss the chance to experience the magic of both worlds on one stage. Secure your tickets for a night of music, memories, and pure entertainment!