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NEWS ARCHIVE - Apr-June/07

June 23/07 - Tickets are now on sale for the blow out club event of Bluesfest! The Elmer Ferrer Band and his "Guitar Hero Friends" from all around the world will be playing a mega-bash at the Rainbow in Ottawa, Wednesday, July 11th. John was fortunate enough to have been chosen to open up the evening, along with his backing band, the Campistas. So get your tickets early, because the feeling is this small club date will be packed! Go here for online purchasing or buy them at the Rainbow Bistro while quantities last! Buy your tickets online here and receive a free 4-song EP (also while quantities last).

June 16/07 - Ghosts of the Royal Hotel Advance Promo EP available for FREE TODAY (while supplies last)! - Do you want a free copy of the 4-song EP, featuring two new songs from "Ghosts" and 2 live songs from John's Canada-US solo tour? Click here to find out how to get your FREE COPY, with a minimal $3.83 S&H charge (plus GST for CDN residents), anywhere in the world! Or better yet, Click here to Pre-order your copy of the full 12-song album, due out July 17th - Insiders are already touting "Ghosts" as John's best work to date. Get it before anyone else has it!

June 12/07 - Pre-order Ghosts of the Royal Hotel TODAY! - Click here to Pre-order - Insiders are already touting "Ghosts" as John's best work to date. It has 12 new songs and features world-renoun special guests such as awesome rock 'n roller Amanda Rheaume, Cuban guitar sniper Elmer Ferrer (Elmer Ferrer Band), roots rockin' podegy Anders Drerup (Quarter Life, Elmer Ferrer Band), as well as regular Campistas Tony Dunn (The Dunn Project), Jeff Tanguay (The Town Cryers), and Breeze Smith (The BushPilots). Filling in some strings here and there is Justin Mellor, and a beautiful duet featuring Hilary Allaire.

June 6/07 - CBC continues to have John appear on "Expert Panel" for hockey games - CBC Radio One and CBC TV have called upon John numerous times over the past couple of weeks to give his two cents worh on the plight of the hometown Ottawa Senators and their bid for the Stanley Cup. Citing John's background in hockey, and his "never shy away from an opinion... or a microphone" attitude, the CBC has been calling on John regularly for his hockey insights. Go to the Podcast page to hear John on the radio. or, click here to see John on TV!

John Allaire on the CBC

May 28/07 - Plan B for "Ghosts" release will swing into effect - OK. Who knew that mixing was going to take so long. In fact, the new CD "Ghosts of the Royal Motel" is only maybe half done. The process is taking much longer as every detail is being fine tuned. Thus, the projected June 23rd release date has been chucked for a more realistic August release. BUT, there will be a free promo E.P. available online and at live shows, particularly Ottawa Bluesfest . Info on obtaining copies will be available here soon. The E.P. will contain studio versions of John's new songs "Angels" (featuring Amanda Rheaume on vocals!) and "Bourbon" as well as two live songs recorded during John's 2006 North American solo tour.

May 22/07 - Forum down for security reasons - Well, the forum finally got hacked for the last time. Until we either figure out a more secure method of posting the forum, or until we decide on something better, the forum will be out of commish. Soryy folks. I guess it's much more important that people try and sell pills and porn, etc. Maybe a guestbook or a blog of some kind would suit the site better. If you have any ideas, send 'em along here. Thanks to all who have contributed in the past.

Apr. 18/07 - John to play Ottawa Bluesfest 2007 - John will be playing the Cisco Bluesfest on Tuesday, July 10th at 6:15 pm on the Blacksheep Stage. John and his band will be opening for Todd Snider and the legendary singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas, Alejandro Escovedo. Tickets are available at the Ottawa Bluesfest site.

Apr. 13/07 - All Green Room shows cancelled - John's Roundhouse Songwriter Series shows scheduled for April 27th and May 25, as well as the show with Bill Toms on August 4th are cancelled at that venue and will be rescheduled for another venue very soon. The Green Room is apparently not hosting live bands and such events any longer. Please stay tuned for the re-location of these shows.

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