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Paula Abdul kicks off 2024 Canadian tour in Victoria this fall

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre show Sept. 25 among 6 B.C. concerts
Paula Abdul kicks off her Straight Up! Canadian tour this fall with a show in Victoria. (Paula Abdul/Facebook)

Grammy Award-winning singer and dancer Paula Abdul’s Straight Up! Canadian tour kicks off this fall with the first stop in Victoria.

With special guests Taylor Dayne and Tiffany, the tour starts Sept. 25 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, after which it will visit over 20 venues across Canada – including six B.C. stops – before ending in Sydney, N.S. on Oct. 26.

The singer’s Canadian tour includes B.C. dates in Abbotsford, Victoria, Kamloops, Dawson Creek and Prince George.

Abdul has more than 60 million records sold to date and earned 17 MTV Video Music Awards nominations with five wins, two Grammy Awards, three AMAs, two Emmy Awards, two People’s Choice Awards and five Juno Awards.

Her career in the spotlight began as the head choreographer for the Los Angeles Laker Girls cheerleading squad at 19. Discovered by The Jacksons, she branched into music and went on to choreograph numerous films and TV shows including Coming to America, Jerry Maguire and The Doors.

Her first studio album, Forever Your Girl (1988), produced four singles topping the charts: Forever Your Girl, Cold Hearted, Opposites Attract and Straight Up, setting a record for the most No. 1 Billboard charted singles from a debut album.

More recently, Abdul did a Las Vegas residency in 2019, received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor (2019) and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She is also known for her time as an American Idol judge and her philanthropy including for charities Wigs & Wishes, Children’s Hospital L.A., No Kid Hungry, Dancers Against Cancer and more.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 7 at 10 a.m. PST. Exclusive VIP package experiences are available. Visit for tickets.

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Since moving to Victoria from Winnipeg in 2020, I’ve worked in communications for non-profits and arts organizations.
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