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Joel Plaskett Emergency to open for McCartney in Halifax

Paul McCartney has chosen Halifax indie band Joel Plaskett Emergency to open for his July 11 concert in the city.

The band posted the news on its website Thursday.

On June 16, the former Beatle announced he wanted a Canadian supporting act for his show at the Halifax Common, his only Canadian tour date this summer.

Halifax-area bands scrambled to catch McCartney’s ear ever since, sending tapes of their music in hopes of being chosen …

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TOURIN' TOURIN' TOURIN'

Tour proper is wrapping this Friday in NFLD at the Holy Heart but more shows on the horizon this summer starting with Joel solo at the folk fest in Montreal on Saturday. Â Check the shows page for more details…

Here’s Stuart Jolliffe’s great photo from Massey. Â

Dear Truck,

Please roll.

Yours,

J.P.

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Joel plays L.A. and Perez Hilton has kind words

When a review comes along from such an admired voice in worldwide culture, we want to share it with everyone. Perez Hilton had nothing but kind words for Joel Plaskett’s new single and video ” Through & Through & Through ” on his website. You can read the full review at http://perezhilton.com/2009-06-17-watch-listen-no-gimmicks-just-goodness .

If you are going to be in L.A. , then you can get a slice of Joel Plaskett for yourself and hear what the fuss is about. He’ll be playing on June 18th as part of the Music Nova Scotia night starting at 6:30 PM at the Hotel Cafe on 1623 1/2 N.

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