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Highlights of the Month


Our Lady Peace announced they will be reviving their Summersault festival in September after 19 years!
Tickets, VIP packages, show dates and other information can be found here!

Summersault has had many notable bands and artists as part of the festival line-up, including Moist, I Mother Earth, Sloan, Esthero and Treble Charger in 1998, as well as The Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, A Perfect Circle, The Catherine Wheel, Treble Charger, Eve 6, Sum 41 and Deftones in 2000.

Scott Helman recently teamed up with Johnny Orlando to cover 'Bury A Friend' by Billie Eilish. 
To watch Scott's latest Hotel Session, click here

Myles Castello premiered the music video for his latest single, "Way Off" on May 24th!
The song is also featured on the Official Toronto Raptors Playlist on Apple Music - check it out here!

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Simple Plan announced that they will be joining Blink-182 and Neck Deep for a show in Toronto on July 7th! You can get tickets and more info here!
They also announced that they will be part of this year's Woodstock En Beauce festival in Saint-Éphrem-de-Beauce, Quebec on June 28th! Tickets and other information are available here

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USS announced that they will be headlining the Rock n' Rhum Festival in Saint-Pierre et Miquelon in Franceon August 3rd. For more information about Rock n' Rhum, check out their site!


Johnson Crook announced that they will be playing a ton of shows across the country this summer!
Check out their website for tickets and more info on the dates listed below!


Nice Horse announced that they will be part of the line up at this year's Manitoulin Country Fest on August 10th! 
You can find out more about it all here!
The band will also be performing with Trixie Mattel on July 4th in Calgary, AB to kick off this year's stampede!
Tickets and more info are available here!
Lastly, they announced that they will be playing the TD Main Stage  at the Westerner Days Fair & Exposition in Red Deer, AB on July 20th! 


Justin Nozuka announced he will be at Home County Music & Art Festival on July 20th! 
The event runs from July 19-21st, you can check out their site for more info!


Human Kebab announced that he will be performing in Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, France for the Rock n' Rhum Festival on August 2nd! 
You can find out more about the event here!

He also announced that he and his turntables will be joining Our Lady Peace's Summersault festival this summer!
Tickets, VIP packages, show dates and more can be found here!


Simple Plan will be in Cleveland, OH to help kick off the Vans Warped Tour 25th Anniversary events!
Tickets and other information can be found here!
The band will continue the celebration in Atlantic City, NJ on June 29th and 30th! 
Tickets and info for these Warped Tour shows are available here
They will also be performing at the San Diego County Fair on June 19th and you can find out more about the event here


Our Lady Peace will be touring the US with Bush and Live starting Thursday June 6th.
Tickets can be purchased here!


Scott Helman has joined Marianas Trench on their upcoming Suspending Gravity US Tour for the shows fromMay 17th - June 5th.
You can find tickets here!
He will be performing at the 2019 Honda Celebration of Light in Vancouver, BC. 
For more information, click here!


The Tea Party will be touring across Australia starting June 19th! You can find out more about VIP packages, show dates and tickets here


USS will be performing at the Moose & Goose in Thorold, ON on June 15th with special guest Romes and tickets are available here!
Make sure to mark your calendars on June 23rd because they will playing a free show at the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival - more info about the event can be found here!
USS will be also playing at K-Days in Edmonton on July 25th. You can find out more info about the festival here!

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Nice Horse are playing a free show at the Tillsonburg Turtlefest Downtown Block Party in Tillsonburg, ON on June 14th! 
Find out more abut the festival here!
The band will also be a part of the Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival in Beaumont, AB on June 22nd!
Click here for festival details!
Nice Horse will be joining the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band for a performance at the Bowes Event Centre on June 23rd in Grand Prairie, AB!
Tickets can be found here


Myles Castello will be performing at the Burlington Sound of Music Festival on June 15th! Head here for more details!


Johnson Crook will be opening for Union Duke at Lee's Palace in Toronto on June 14! 
Tickets and more info are available here!
They will be at The Twisted Wheel in Peterborough, ON on June 15th! 
Details for this show can be found here!
The band returns to the Dauphin Country Music Fest in Dauphin, MB on June 30th!
You can get tickets and learn more here!

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Scott Helman stopped by WGN-TV in Chicago to perform his latest single, "Hang Ups". Check out the performance here!

Scott also appeared on an episode of WGN Radio's podcast, Sound Sessions!  You can listen to the interview here


Nice Horse performed during Canadian Music Week 2019 at the Rock n' Horse in Toronto on May 10th! 
Check out a review of their show and some photos from the night here!


Andee performed at Fast in the 6 on May 24th in Nathan Phillips Square! See photos from the event here!


Simple Plan were in Memphis, TN for the Beale Street Music Fest on May 4th! Check out pics from their rainy performance here!
They closed out the month in the UK, performing for pop punk fans at Slam Dunk Festival on May 25th and 26th! Head over to the band's Instagram for a video roundup of their weekend!


The Tea Party have completed the North American leg of the Black River Tour. They performed at 45 shows across Canada and the United States! While on the road, Jeff Burrows appeared on the Desert Tiger Podcast to talk about the band's dynamic, music, and plans for the future! Listen to the interview here!


The Proud Sons have finished supporting The Tea Party on the North American run of the Black River Tour. They performed at 41 shows across the continent!
Check out their Instagram to see what they got up to! 


Canada's Music Incubator, in partnership with Coalition Music, have launched their Union Station Summer Series as well as their Play the Parks concert series! Both will take place in Toronto over the next few months. Learn more about the events happening here!

Spotlight: Our Lady Peace


When Mark Van Doren, the American poet and teacher, wrote his famous work, "Our Lady Peace" in 1943, he couldn't have imagined the concept of rock'n'roll, let alone that a Canadian rock group would adopt his title for their name. Composed of Raine Maida, Duncan Coutts, Steve Mazur and Jason Pierce, Our Lady Peace is one of the most successful bands in Canada today. The band has sold over 5 million albums worldwide, won four JUNO Awards and ten Much Music Video Awards - the most MMVA's ever awarded to any artist or group. They have been a consistent player on the world stage with constant touring, and have had continued success releasing albums throughout the past few decades, with 2018’s SOMETHINGNESS being the most recent. Our Lady Peace is set to support fellow 90's alt-rockers Bush and Live on their upcoming massive North American tour, The ALT-IMATE Tour, which runs from June 6th through mid-September. Of the upcoming trek, OLP’s Raine Maida commented, “The ALTI-MATE Tour is magic. Coming up in the late 90’s we had all played together on random festivals in America but never actually toured together. To have this opportunity now for both us and the fans is a dream.” 
Our Lady Peace will then headline the revival of their signature Summersault festival, this time with Bush and Live, as well as Dear Rouge and Human Kebab as support. The Summersault festival was first launched by Our Lady Peace in 1998 at Molson Park in Barrie, Ontario to over 35,000 fans, and included performances from the band themselves, Moist, I Mother Earth, Sloan, Esthero and Treble Charger. In 2000, Summersault returned with a national tour, featuring Our Lady Peace, The Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, A Perfect Circle, The Catherine Wheel, Treble Charger, Eve 6, Sum 41 and Deftones on the bill. This year's Summersault festival will take place mid-September, with 5 shows happening across parts of Canada. Tickets and more info can be found here!

Throwbacks of the Month

Take a look back at some of the anniversaries our artists are celebrating in June!

The Tea Party released the music video for 'Temptation' on June 30th in 1997!  You can watch the full video    here!

The Tea Party released the music video for 'Temptation' on June 30th in 1997!
You can watch the full video

  • Our Lady Peace's album 'Gravity' celebrates its 17th anniversary on June 18th! Stream the full album here!

  • USS released their single, 'Medicine', one year ago on June 8th. You can listen to it here!

  • Johnson Crook's song, 'Minnedosa' was released on June 17th, 2016! Click here to listen!

  • Scott Helman released his EP 'Songs for Friends' 5 years ago on June 24, 2014! Stream the EP here!

Coalition Music on Spotify

June Spotify Playlist Takeover with Rob Lanni

We asked Rob to curate his ultimate road trip playlist:

"I love road trips! Ask anyone who knows me, I love to drive. I love cars. I love bikes. You name it, if it has a motor, I’ll want to take it for a spin. Long road trips are especially my favourite. I’m currently starting to plan my trip to California next winter (over 4000 kms one-way) and I’ll be listening to soooo much music...oh yeah, I also love music.

These songs are arranged in a sequence that reflects the various moods I’m in when I’m on the road. I usually start off feeling happy and optimistic about the journey ahead and want to ease into the trip…I put on some music that gets me thinking about the journey ahead as I start to clear my mind. The tempo gradually starts to increase and the volume gets a little louder…the music gets a little more aggressive and that usually gets my adrenaline going as I continue to push forward (always doing the speed limit, officer)…by the end of this playlist below, I’ll have to fill up the gas tank again, grab another coffee and hit the road again!"

Check out his playlist below!

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