Marnie Wilson, The Artsbiz Public Relations

May 16, 2005 11:00 ET

The Doors of the 21st Century Tour

TICKETS FOR VANCOUVER, CALGARY, EDMONTON, SASKATOON AND WINNIPEG MARKETS ON SALE FRIDAY MAY 20TH AT 10 AM Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, City Editor, Lifestyle Editor, Photo Editor VANCOUVER, BC--(CCNMatthews - May 16, 2005) - Event: THE STRANGE DAYS FESTIVAL: The Doors of the 21st Century with Vanilla Fudge and The Pat Travers Band

July 21 / Vancouver, BC / Pacific Coliseum
July 23 / Calgary, AB / Pengrowth Saddledome
July 25 / Edmonton, AB / Rexall Place
July 26 / Saskatoon, SK / Credit Union Centre
July 27 / Winnipeg, MB / MTS Centre

Tickets: Start at $32.50 / VIP tickets available (front row ticket/post-show party with bands) Service Charges Apply Tickets available at all Ticketmaster outlets, Charge-By-Phone or online at www.ticketmaster.ca

At last, thirty-four years after Jim Morrison's death, the original Doors' guitarist Robby Krieger and keyboardist Ray Manzarek are back on the road. They've teamed up with former Cult frontman Ian Astbury, bassist Phil Chen, and drummer Ty Dennis to headline The Strange Days Festival tour with stops in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Winnipeg this July.

The legendary Doors regrouped in 2002 for Harley Davidson's 100th Year Anniversary with Ian Astbury of The Cult having the unenviable position of filling in for the late Jim Morrison. The shows were so well received by critics and fans alike that the band decided to give the people what they want, "LIVE DOORS MUSIC."

The Doors of the 21st Century deliver powerful sets of timeless classics, while opening the doors of perception and expanding the minds of generations, from baby boomers to text messaging teenagers. Expect to hear the best of the best, "Roadhouse Blues," "Love Me Two Times," "LA Woman," and of course the #1 smash hit from the summer of love, "Light My Fire." Writing in the Hollywood Reporter, John Lappen described a sold out concert at Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheater, "For one night, time stopped and thousands of loyal fans rejoiced as The Doors of the 21st Century performed a magical concert that, more than any show in recent memory, illustrated the power and influence of timeless, life changing rock 'n' roll."

Vanilla Fudge, with all four of the original members, has not performed together since March 14, 1970. The band's success was practically unmatched at the height of their popularity. Their biggest hit "You Keep Me Hangin' On," shared the top of the charts with rock luminaries The Beatles, The Stones, The Who and The Doors. How many bands can claim that Led Zeppelin was their opening act, or Joe Cocker, or Frank Zappa, or Jethro Tull, or…? "The Fudge" is back, and they are better than ever. The magic that is Vanilla Fudge can only be created by Mark Stein, Vinny Martell, Carmine Appice and Tim Bogert.

The Pat Travers Band will be rocking the house with a battery of hits and good time rock 'n' roll. Pat's at the top of his game and his guitar shredding is a sight to behold. His top-notch band will tear through arena rock radio staples "Boom Boom - Out Go The Lights" and "Snortin' Whiskey."

Tickets for The Strange Days Festival are on-sale Friday, May 20th at 10 am at all ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone or online at ticketmaster.ca.
/For further information: Tickets for The Strange Days Festival are on-sale Friday, May 20th at 10 am at all ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone or online at ticketmaster.ca. Photos available at http://robbykrieger.com/doors/promo/promo3.htm. For more information contact Marnie Wilson at The Artsbiz Public Relations 604.685.5575 or mwilson@theartsbiz.com./ IN: ENTERTAINMENT, MEDIA, SOCIAL, TRAVEL

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