Calgary, AB - The Calgary Stampede and Stampede Concerts Inc. are excited to announce the best-selling duo in country music history, Brooks & Dunn, will be rocking the Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday, July 13 as part of the 2017 Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series.
“Brooks & Dunn are a knock-out country music duo, with every concert an unforgettable, first-class experience,” says Adam Oppenheim, president, Stampede Concerts Inc. “This will be the only show they’re playing in Canada this year. We’re proud to deliver a once-in-a-lifetime, unique and memorable performance at the 2017 Calgary Stampede that fans won’t want to miss!”
Since releasing their first album in 1991, Brooks & Dunn have dominated the country charts with hits such as “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” “Honky Tonk Stomp,” “My Maria,” and “Only in America,” along with 19 other chart-toppers. Named Entertainers of the Year four times between the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association, it’s no wonder why the duo is the most awarded act in American Country Music history. Together, they have sold a total of 30 million albums and collected more than 80 industry awards, including 20 CMA trophies and two GRAMMYs. Brooks & Dunn announced their retirement in 2009. The July 13 performance at the Calgary Stampede will mark their first return to Canada, following their 2010 farewell tour.
Brooks & Dunn are the final addition to the 2017 Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series and join previously announced concerts, Johnny Reid, Alabama, Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable guy, and Usher & The Roots.
Virgin Mobile will offer its Members exclusive priority access to tickets for the show. Members can go to virginmobile.ca/benefits for details on the pre-sale, which runs from Tuesday, April 4, at 10 a.m. (MDT) to Thursday, April 6, at 10 p.m. (MDT). Members should also check the My Benefits app in late April for a chance to enter to win a VIP experience at one of the Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series performances.
Calgary Stampede Insiders also have an opportunity to pre-purchase tickets from Wednesday, April 5 at 10 a.m. to Thursday, April 6, at 10 p.m.
Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, April 7, at 10 a.m. (MDT) and start at $59.99 (plus applicable fees). Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, via phone at 1.855.985.5000 and at http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/11005270D2FB7CD6
The Calgary Stampede runs July 7-16, 2017. For more information, please visit www.calgarystampede.com.
About the Calgary Stampede
The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.
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