RIVER RUN CENTRE
Carl Dixon’s powerful vocals, musical artistry and stage presence have kept him at the forefront of the Canadian rock scene for three decades. The renowned member of bands including The Guess Who, April Wine and Coney Hatch takes the stage for a solo acoustic performance during A Night with Carl Dixon at River Run Centre on Friday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. The Co-operators Hall performance is presented as part of the Borealis Music Series.
Dixon recently released his debut country album, Whole ’Nother Thing, a selection of raw and honest songs that offer a new direction for one of Canada's most respected musicians. Dixon’s celebrated career has seen him as lead singer of the iconic Canadian band The Guess Who, record and tour with April Wine and display his prolific songwriting talents as a member of the legendary Canadian rock ’n’ roll band Coney Hatch. He has toured with heavy metal icons including Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Triumph and Ted Nugent.
Dixon takes musical inspiration from diverse artists including The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Rolling Stones, Grand Funk Railroad, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. An early love of music crystallized his desire to pursue a career that has seen him perform with some of rock’s most celebrated bands. "For me, being a musician… was always about trying to re-create that thrill that great music gave to me,” Dixon says.
In addition to his work as a musician, Dixon is an inspirational speaker, sharing his story of recovery following a devastating 2008 car crash in Australia. The accident saw Dixon hospitalized for five months and undergo years of rehabilitation. A remarkable comeback led him to publish the 2015 book Strange Way to Live and fulfill his goal of returning to The Guess Who for two special concerts in 2016.
Tickets to see A Night with Carl Dixon cost $29 for adults, $27 for seniors and students. $20 uGO tickets are available to university and college students with valid ID. $5 eyeGO tickets are available to high school students with valid ID. Tickets can be purchased at River Run Centre box office, 35 Woolwich St. in Guelph, by calling 519-763-3000, or online.
Presented by River Run Centre, A Night with Carl Dixon is part of the Borealis Music Series which also receives funding support from the Ontario Arts Council and the SOCAN Foundation. River Run Centre is funded in part by the Government of Canada and gratefully acknowledges our 2018-2019 season sponsor, The Co-operators.