SOURCE: Red Bull Canada

Red Bull Canada

April 16, 2014 10:00 ET

Red Bull Tour Bus Returns to Bring Canada's Favourite Bands Back to Their Hometowns

Bus Will Travel From Victoria to Montreal This Summer, Converting Into a Live Sound Stage for a Series of Free Public Shows

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - April 16, 2014) - After its debut last season, the Red Bull Tour Bus is set to hit the highways across Canada once again this summer starting on May 17th with an all-new lineup of artists and tour stops. From coast-to-coast, the legendary bus will transform into a fully operational soundstage bringing some of Canada's favorite bands back to their hometowns for a series of FREE outdoor shows.

The month-long series kicks off in Victoria with a performance by local folk and roots-rock hero's, Current Swell who return to their hometown after touring the world for the better part of five years. The Tour Bus then heads into the mountains making a stop in Kelowna for a guitar-driven dance party care of Yukon Blond. Heading across the Prairie's, Royal Canoe, arguably one of Canada's most eclectic pop bands will visit Winnipeg with friends Imaginary Cities before international sensations Hollerado turn it up in Ottawa with their own brand of 90's inspired high-impact melody making. The tour ends with a final stop in Montreal where Young Galaxy will perform songs from their latest album Ultramarine, full of shining, glimmering electronic pop along with support from Pants and Animals.

THE BUS THAT ROCK AND ROLL BUILT

The first of its kind in Canada, the Red Bull Tour Bus transforms into a complete sound stage. The bus itself is comprised of three separate parts; 1967 GM Transit bus (front end), 1974 Silver Eagle (rear 3/4 of bus), and sits on a modern 2012 Freightliner Chassis. Taking nine months to build, the bus morphs into a concert stage fully equipped with a 120,000 watt concert grade sound system. To create the stage, the side of the bus was modified with a hydraulic life system to raise the roof 35-feet above the ground and extend a stage floor 17-feet wide by 15.5-feet deep. Not enough? It also features a fully equipped green room in the back for bands to chill, two 37-inch flat screens, hardwood floors and LED back lighting. In as little as 25 minutes, the bus flips from 45-foot long road warrior to a full on rock arena.

RED BULL TOUR BUS HOMETOWN TOUR SCHEDULE

MAY 17 - VICTORIA, BC (Inner Harbour 3pm)

Feat. CURRENT SWELL

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The upbeat, folksy quartet started out as four friends creating a brand of sing-along roots rock, which can be heard on the band's latest full-length release Long Time Ago. Current Swell performed at one of the largest concerts held in Victoria on Canada Day 2013, performing alongside acts such as the Tragically Hip, K-OS and The Beach Boys to an audience of 45,000 people.

MAY 19 - KELOWNA, BC (City Park 3pm)

Feat. YUKON BLONDE

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With a raw, guitar-driven sound that pays homage to their love of vintage rock n' roll, Yukon Blonde has earned quick acclaim over the past few years. Short, punchy and packed full of jangling guitar riffs, their sound is sure to get the Red Bull Tour Bus rocking.

MAY 24 - WINNIPEG, MB (The Exchange 3pm)

Feat. ROYAL CANOES & Imaginary Cities

Biography (Royal Canoes)

Biography (Imaginary Cities)

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Armed with falsettos, guitars, tambourines, two drummers and a five-keyboard super-weapon, Royal Canoe are hard to ignore. The group generated excitement with the digital-download release of their single "Today We're Believers" during showcases at Canadian Music Week and SXSW.

JUNE 7 - OTTAWA, ON (Bywood Market 3pm)

Feat. HOLLERADO

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Boundless creativity and a relentless DIY approach, Hollerado's sound is infectious and jam-packed with catchy melodies that pay homage to the raw fun of 90's Weezer and Supergrass with the hooks and riffs that will stay with you forever.

JUNE 14 - MONTREAL, QC (Old Port 3pm)

Feat. YOUNG GALAXY with Plants & Animals

Biography (Young Galaxy)

Biography (Plants & Animals)

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Offering the sound of shining, glimmering electronic pop that scatters across the dancefloor, the band's fourth LP Ultramarine swims elegantly through headphones. Young Galaxy will have fans swaying in the summer breeze on their return home to Montreal.

STILL IMAGES

Below are links to still images of the Red Bull Tour Bus and 2013 performance series. All images are available for download via Red Bull Content Pool, free for editorial use.

SOCIAL GUIDE

Website: redbull.ca/tourbus

Twitter: @RedBullCanada

Instagram: @RedBullCanada

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RedBull

Official Hashtag: #RBTourBus

Current Swell

Twitter - @CurrentSwell

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/currentswell

Yukon Blonde

Twitter - @YukonBlonde

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/yukonblonde

Royal Canoe

Twitter - @RoyalCanoe

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RoyalCanoe

Hollerado

Twitter - @Hollerado

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/hollerado

Young Galaxy

Twitter - @YoungGalaxy

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/younggalaxy

Plants and Animals

Twitter - @PlantAndAnimal

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/plantsandanimals

RED BULL TOUR BUS CONTENT: Free content for editorial usage

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