CFL scores a coup, snags superstar Keith Urban as halftime show headliner

Big game goes Nov. 24 in Calgary, part of week-long festival, tickets still available

Whether or not you enjoy watching Canadian professional football, the news out of Toronto and the CFL head office Thursday about the 107th Grey Cup championship game was nothing short of head-turning.

For the Freedom Mobile Grey Cup Halftime Show, country music superstar Keith Urban will be centre stage providing the entertainment for tens of thousands of fans Nov. 24 at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, and millions more watching on national TV.

“I know we’ve scored an absolute touchdown for football and music fans everywhere when my three young daughters are as excited about this big news as I am,” said CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie in a release issued Thursday by Universal Music Canada.

READ ALSO: Keith Urban to be back for Sunfest 2020 in Cowichan

The appearance of Urban, a four-time Grammy Award winner and the reigning Country Music Association (CMA) and Academy of Country Music (ACM) Entertainer of The Year, is part of the CFL’s partnership with Universal, which includes in-game broadcast music exclusivity and collaborations with the league’s nine teams as part of their Thursday Night Football series.

“The first time I think I performed a sold-out stadium (in Canada) actually would have been the Saddledome in Calgary,” Urban told CTV ETALK on Thursday.

Closer to home, Urban is scheduled to make his return to Sunfest at Laketown Ranch in Lake Cowichan in 2020.

If you’re thinking of finding tickets for the big game, visit ticketmaster.ca.



editor@mondaymag.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Saanich police close McKenzie Avenue after head-on collision

The road re-opened after crews cleared the area near Cedar Hill Cross Road

Transit looking for more feedback on Sooke plan. Again.

Once approved, the plan could take seven years to implement

Canada names 24 athletes to compete for 2020 Pan Am Cross Country Cup

The event takes place at Langford’s Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa on Feb. 29

Full buses leave Colwood woman fuming over commute from West Shore

BC Transit plans to add eight double-deckers in 2020, will rotate on 50 and 61 routes

MISSING: 64-year-old Victoria man David Atkins

Atkins was last seen downtown on Dec. 2 and now could be in Sooke

Fashion Fridays: Ethical and sustainable gifts for the season

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Six B.C. municipalities accepted as interveners in Supreme Court of Canada carbon-pricing case

Victoria, Vancouver, Squamish, Richmond, Nelson and Rossland have intervener status

SOOKE HISTORY: The North Star and Sven Johansson

Elida Peers | Contributed Learning recently of the passing of Sven Johansson,… Continue reading

Residents in B.C. city could face 133% tax hike in ‘worst case’ lawsuit outcome: report

An average home could see a tax increase of $2,164 in one year

Sooke’s EMCS Wolverines drop season opener

Parkland best EMCS squad 81-64

Many of Canada’s working poor can’t afford lawyers, don’t qualify for legal aid

One lawyer says many people earn too much to qualify for legal aid, but not enough to really live on

Economy lost 71,200 jobs in November, unemployment rate climbs to 5.9%

Jobless rate is at its highest since August 2018, when it hit 6%

VIDEO: Rockslide closes part of Highway 93 in Fairmont Hot Springs

Geotechnical team called in to do an assessment after rocks fell from hoodoos

Petition calls for appeal of ex-Burns Lake mayor’s sentence for sex assault

Prosecution service says Luke Strimbold’s case is under review

Most Read