Hedley excites boisterous crowd as kick off to Nexen Summer Rocks Series


Fort McMurray, AB, July 19, 2012 – JUNO-winning, multi-platinum recording group Hedley presented by Mix 103.7 FM delivered an energetic performance to open the Nexen Summer Rocks Series at MacDonald Island Park on Thursday night.

Currently touring across Canada in support of its near double platinum album Storms, Hedley rocked MacDonald Island with hits from Storms including “Invincible” and “Kiss You Inside Out” while performing favourites “Cha-Ching,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers” and “Perfect.”

“What a performance from one of the best rock-pop bands in Canada,” said Tim Reid, Chief Operating Officer at MacDonald Island Park. “The Island crowd was on its feet from beginning to end as Hedley got the ball rolling on the Nexen Summer Rocks Series in a major way.”

Hedley's recent highlights include: Near double platinum certification for Storms (2011); awarded 'Pop Album of the Year' at the 2012 JUNO Awards; double platinum certifications for every previous studio album; over 1,500,000 digital singles sold; 15 career JUNO nominations and two wins, twelve consecutive No. 1 videos at Much Music; multiple Top 10 singles; and listed as one of the top 100 touring artists in the world of 2010 (Pollstar, October 18, 2010).

Victoria-based Acres of Lions opened for Hedley on Thursday night.

MacDonald Island Park thanks its community partners and volunteers that contributed to the Nexen Summer Rocks Series and Hedley presented by Mix 103.7 FM on Thursday night: Nexen Inc. (title partner), Aluma Systems, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, FM Systems, Hertz, Mix 103. 7 FM, RCMP Wood Buffalo Detachment, AMECO, Power Max Contracting, A1 Portables and Cash Link ATM.

The Nexen Summer Rocks Series continues with Tom Cochrane & Red Rider with The Stampeders on Thursday, July 26. On the following evening, Nazareth and Helix take to the outdoor stage at MacDonald Island Park. Both concerts are presented by 100.5 K-Rock. Tickets are available at macdonaldisland.ca.

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