Calgary (Alberta) – The Calgary Stampede and Stampede Concerts Inc. are very excited to announce that Stevie Wonder will headline the final night of the 2015 Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series. Wonder, a twenty-five time Grammy-Award-winner and one of the greatest musicians of all time, as named by Billboard and Rolling Stone, will perform his only Alberta concert at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Sunday, July 12.
“We couldn’t be happier to announce that the legend himself, Stevie Wonder, will be performing at this year’s Calgary Stampede,” says Adam Oppenheim, managing director, Stampede Concerts Inc. “He has paved a path to living legend status and whether you are young or old, this concert is sure to be a crowd pleaser.”
To date, Wonder has amassed 49 Top Forty singles, 32 #1 singles and worldwide sales of more than 100 million. In addition to winning 25 Grammy Awards, Wonder has also received the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award.
Tickets, for what is expected to be a sold out show, go on sale to the public on Saturday, May 23 at 10 a.m. and start at $89.99 (plus applicable fees). Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, via phone at 1.855.985.5000 and at ticketmaster.ca
Virgin Mobile will be offering its Members exclusive priority access to tickets for the show. Members can go to virginmobile.ca/benefits for details on the pre-sale, which runs from Wednesday, May 20 at 10 a.m. until Friday, May 22 at 10 p.m. Calgary Stampede Insiders will also have an opportunity to pre-purchase tickets from Thursday, May 21 at 10 a.m. until Friday, May 22 at 10 p.m.
The Calgary Stampede is July 3-12, 2015. For more information, please visit calgarystampede.com.
About the Calgary Stampede
The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.
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