One of the biggest television events in Prince George history will take place on March 4 at the Multiplex. The telecast of the Juno Awards, the honours night for Canadian music, is one of the highest-rated award shows in North America. This year they will be broadcasting segments live from PG.
It is happy coincidence that the Barenaked Ladies happen to be performing in Prince George the same night as the Junos. They are up for several awards. It is further serendipity that Canadian folk-rock legend Bruce Cockburn is being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame that night and the Barenaked Ladies’ first big hit was their version of his Lovers In a Dangerous Time’ (found only on the Bruce Cockburn tribute album Kick At the Darkness).
To honour Cockburn, the Juno Awards are going to link, via satellite, with the Barenaked Ladies’ concert in Prince George where they will perform Lovers In a Dangerous Time’ for broadcast. Should they win any of the major awards they will also accept via the satellite link.
There’s a catch, however, and it has to do with time zones. Because the Juno Awards are televised from Ontario it means the whole thing will actually be happening at 4:30 p.m. our time. Fans who have purchased tickets to the Chantal Kreviazuk/Barenaked Ladies concert are invited to come at 4:30 p.m. and make a lot of Prince George noise for the live satellite feed to national television. Fans will also be able to watch the rest of the Juno Awards on giant-screen TVs three hours before local television audiences get to see it, then take in the big concert.
Tickets to see the concert (and maybe get on national television) are available now at Studio 2880 and the Multiplex.