Feist Concert Preview

Leslie Feist has made her mark on the music world as both a solo artist and as a part of the band Broken Social Scene.  Her first solo album was released in 1999 and it was a commercial failure.  Things got much better with her next two releases, Let It Die (2004) and The Reminder (2007), as both the critics and fans alike raved about them.  After several Grammy Award nominations and Juno Award wins, Feist released her fourth solo studio album in September of 2011.

In 1998, after having been part of the punk band Placebo (not the UK band), she joined the band By Divine Right as their rhythm guitarist.  Then she moved on to other bands like Peaches and solo artist Gonzales.  After that she joined Broken Social Scene in 2001 with other indie artists based in Toronto.

Feist was one of the first artists to get a real boost in album sales and song downloads due to Apple using a song in an advert.  The song “1234” was used in a commercial for the iPod Nano and sales skyrocketed.

Folk musicians have not usually met mainstream success, but Feist has been an exception to that.  She has appeared on Sesame Street, had her songs on film soundtracks like 500 Days of Summer, been photographed by Annie Leibovitz for a Vanity Fair spread, interviewed by Steven Colbert, and was featured in the film “My Musical Brain”.

This general admission show is sold out.

Additional Information:

-Website:  www.listentofeist.com

-Ticket Purchase:  www.ticketmaster.ca

-Ticket Prices:  $46.70, $56.70 (plus handling charges)

-Show Time:  8:30 p.m.

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