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John McDermott: Looking Back

March 27, 2014


John McDermott can recall the precise moment when he realized that giving up his day job and making singing his full-time career had been the right decision. That moment came at 8 pm on October 5th, 1993 at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax as he walked on stage to a full house and a thunderous East Coast welcome.  It was his first concert with his own band, and he was received with such wild encore-inducing enthusiasm the concert turned into a 4 hour marathon.  John was hooked!

Now, 20 years and more than 25 albums later, John McDermott is an international recording star and household name.  Besides his stellar musical career – platinum, double-platinum, triple-platinum albums – he is also known for his commitment to veterans’ causes – the U. S. Congressional Medal of Honour Society’s Bob Hope Award, the Ted Williams Globe & Anchor Award  from the USMC,  and here at home, a commendation from the Minister of Veteran’s Affairs for this ongoing work, which includes his foundation McDermott House Canada.

In Concert, whether he is sharing the stage with a topnotch group of musical friends or touring the world as part of the famed Three Irish Tenors, McDermott continues to enchant audiences with his beautiful tenor voice and sensitive renditions.  Though time and travel have introduced him to a wealth of new material and experiences, he manages to incorporate that diversity into his performances, while retaining the charm and humour that endeared him to audiences from the beginning.  For this 20th Anniversary Tour – a two decade retrospective – McDermott will highlight a variety of songs from his early recordings through his latest releases.

For more info, pictures, and audio clips visit www.shantero.com or www.johnmcdermott.com

For tickets and more information regarding the show visit www.tcutickets.ca


March 27, 2014
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TCU Place
35 - 22nd Street East
Saskatoon, Saskatoon Canada