TORONTO, CANADA (Top40 Charts / SiriusXM Canada)
SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country's leading audio entertainment company, announced today that Saskatchewan rock band, One Bad Son , are the winners of the 2 nd Rock the Grey Cup competition. As the official sponsor of the Grey Cup Half-Time Show, SiriusXM is giving this emerging band the chance to share the stage with award-winning Canadian talent during the festivities.
One Bad Son , who received the most nation-wide votes in SiriusXM's Rock the Grey Cup contest , will perform live at the 101 st Grey Cup Festival in Regina
next month, opening for JUNO Award winners The Sheepdogs
at the pre-game Tailgate Party . They will also receive exposure during the SiriusXM Half-Time show, featuring Hedley
, and perform at other Grey Cup concerts throughout the weekend to celebrate with CFL® fans.
Earlier this year, talented up-and-coming bands representing CFL cities submitted videos of their performances, and the best act in each of the 8 markets were selected as finalists. Canadians had an opportunity to vote for their favourite and One Bad Son came out with the most votes from across the nation. In addition to exposure and performance opportunities, the band will get full VIP treatment, including artist meet and greets, accommodations, airfare and of course, tickets to the Grey Cup.
"We are proud to be the sponsor of this year's Grey Cup Half-Time show and provide a platform for a talented emerging band to share their music with Canadians and receive exposure during Grey Cup weekend," said Paul Cunningham , SVP, Sales & Marketing, SiriusXM Canada. "Congratulations to One Bad Son who will have an unforgettable experience as they step onto the stage in their home province and perform live as part of one of the biggest sporting events in Canada ."
Originally from Saskatoon , One Bad Son formed in 2004, releasing singles that received nation-wide radio play, and embarking on a string of sold-out tour dates across the country. While on tour, the band opened for a number of world-class acts, including Buckcherry
and Grammy-award winners Godsmack.
"We're really excited to be a part of this year's Grey Cup and to get this awesome opportunity to play alongside our pals in The Sheepdogs
," drummer Kurt Dahl said. "We're lifelong Rider fans, and everyone knows Rider fans are the best in the country. The energy is going to be crazy. We can't wait."
Last year's winners were Montreal's Era 9 who opened for Treble
Charger, Matthew Good , and Sam Roberts
during the 100 th Grey Cup Festival in Toronto . Era 9 continues to tour the country and recently released their sophomore EP 'Turn Day'.
The Grey Cup Festival will start on Wednesday, November 20 th and lead into the 101 st Grey Cup on Sunday, November 24 th . Hear a full recap of the 2013 CFL season running throughout the week leading up to Grey Cup, plus play-by-play coverage of the big game and the SiriusXM Half-Time Show on 'Norm At Night,' heard on SiriusXM's Canada Talks 167, with host Norm Rumack
SiriusXM Canada's complete CFL regular season schedule listing is available online at www.siriusxm.ca/cfl