Scotiabank Place

Scotiabank Place

May 13, 2009 09:54 ET

Tom Connors Visits Scotiabank Place on Aug. 13

TOM CONNORS THURSDAY, AUGUST 13 SCOTIABANK PLACE - OTTAWA Doors: 7 p.m. Showtime: 8 p.m. Tickets on sale Friday, May 15 @ 10 a.m. Order online at www.capitaltickets.ca

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 13, 2009) - Tickets can be purchased by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Rideau Centre and Place d'Orleans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location and at the Scotiabank Place box office.

Ticket prices are $46.50 and $48.50; Reserved Seating (plus FMF and service charges).

This summer, beloved Canadian treasure Stompin' Tom Connors adds another major accolade to his long list of honours with the release of his very own Canadian Postage Stamp, which he calls his "stamp of approval". In celebration of this and with the success of his most recent studio album The Ballad of Stompin' Tom he has decided to hit the road as a special thank you to his fans.

The tour kicks-off in Belleville, Ont. on July 21 and concludes on Aug. 29 in Hamilton. Some highlights of the tour include his first concert in Newfoundland in almost 20 years on July 31 and his first concert at Casino Rama on Aug. 22. The east coast has anxiously awaited the return of Stompin' Tom as it has been eight years since his last tour of the Maritimes. The tour will feature special guest Tim Hus who was personally contacted by Stompin' Tom to join him on the road.

To date, Stompin' Tom has written more than 160 songs specifically about Canada - with some of his finest featured on last year's critically acclaimed The Ballad of Stompin' Tom.

The year 2009 began with the release of an updated version of Proud Canadian, which is a collection of signature songs and on June 16 three classic albums will be re-released: Fiddle & Song, Live At The Horseshoe and My Stompin' Grounds. Fans can also purchase these releases digitally as they join his ever-expanding digital catalogue which was launched last year on Canada Day.

Stompin' Tom began his career in 1964, overcoming a life of poverty and hard knocks to become the revered recording artist he is today. As an officer of The Order of Canada, he has also been honoured with the Queen's Jubilee Medal, The Governor General's Performing Arts Award and SOCAN's Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as being the recipient of three Doctorates from the University of St. Thomas, UPEI and the University of Toronto, respectively. He has also written two autobiographies - the first of which was a No. 1 bestseller.

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