Daniel Lanois Returns to Atlantic Canada

A Sweet Release...

Seven-time Grammy award winner, inductee into Canada’s Walk of Fame and 2012 recipient of the the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame Award, Daniel Lanois, returns to Atlantic Canada with three shows:

September 30:   Fredericton      The Playhouse
October 1:          Halifax             Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
October 3:          St. John’s        Holy Heart Theatre
Daniel Lanois announces 3 East Coast Dates featureOne of the world’s most influential music producers – Lanois is a shaper of albums by the likes of U2, Neil Young, Peter Gabriel, Emmylou Harris and Bob Dylan. Lanois is best known for ongoing collaboration with the eclectic Brian Eno, first coming to the ambient-music pioneer’s attention while still in Hamilton. While recording in Lanois’ studio, Eno came to the realization that the two of them should be working together. With that came the invitation to co-produce U2’s The Unforgettable Fire. The U2/Eno relationship would continue again with The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby, both of which earned multiple Grammy awards. Lanois teamed up with U2 and Brian Eno again for the band’s albums How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb and No Line on the Horizon.

Lanois’ ‘big’ and ‘live’ drum sound, atmospheric guitars, and ambient reverb soon became must-have audio for the biggest names in music. Bono recommended Lanois to Bob Dylan in the late 1980s, which led to the production of Dylan’s Oh Mercy. Eight years later, Dylan and Lanois worked together on Time Out of Mind, which won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1997.  

In 1989, Lanois released his solo debut Acadie to both critical and commercial acclaim followed in 1993 by The Beauty of Wynona and 2003's Shine. In 2005, Lanois released the album Belladonna, which was nominated for two Grammy Awards.

Daniel Lanois 3 East Coast Dates on 2014 tourLanois is a lover of film and made a documentary chronicling the making of his 2007 album Here is What Is. He has contributed various soundtrack recordings and original scores for films such as Dune, Last of The Mohicans, Trainspotting, Sling Blade, All The Pretty Horses, Friday Night Lights and Traffic.
In 2009, Lanois teamed up with drummer Brian Blade, bassist Daryl Johnson, and multi-instrumentalist/singer Trixie Whitley to create a project called Black Dub. In 2010, the band released its self-titled debut album and toured extensively in North America and Europe. Also in 2010, Lanois still found the time to record Neil Young’s album Le Noise, the title itself a nod to Daniel.

Currently putting the finishing touches on his next release which is set to debut in the fall of 2014, this new record sees Lanois coming full circle with some of the more ambient work that he and fellow collaborator Brian Eno were at the forefront of in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. The album is driven intently by his unique instrumentals and cinematic ambience. Lanois’ relevance and contribution to the evolution of the music industry continues to grow with each new project he takes on and this new album is set to take a place amongst his finest works.
In addition to the new album this fall, there are several film soundtrack and score projects set for release in 2014/2015.


Fredericton tickets are $51.50 in advance and $56.50 day of show (including tax and CIF) and will be available at The Playhouse box office, by phone at (506) 458-8344 (1-866-884-5800) and online at www.sonicconcerts.com. Additional fees may apply.

Halifax tickets are $51.00 in advance and $56.00 day of show (including tax and CIF) and will be available at the Dalhousie Arts Centre box office, by phone at (902) 494-3820 and online at www.sonicconcerts.com. Additional fees may apply.

St. John’s tickets are $51.76 in advance and $56.75 day of show (including tax and service charge) and are available at the Holy Heart Theatre box office, by phone at 709-579-4424 and online at www.sonicconcerts.com. Additional fees may apply.

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