An extraordinary evening of songs, video and stories featuring Les Stroud, Adventurer, artist and environmental advocate
For Immediate Release: January 30, 2013; Toronto, Ontario; Les Stroud is one of the most celebrated media figures today best known for Survivorman, the highest rated TV show in the history of both OLN Canada and the Science Channel US. It was also among the most popular and highest rated shows on Discovery Channel International. Stroud’s very remarkable life coupled with his advocacy for the environment and his abilities as a storyteller are well-known. Add in his talent as a singer songwriter and you have a concert experience unlike any other.
Revered on an international level for his harmonica playing, Stroud’s musical style is eclectic, ranging from folk-roots rock to contemporary art-rock (Peter Gabriel crossed with Dave Mathews). He has won numerous regional music festivals, has released three CD’s (one with the Northern Pikes as his back up band) and is currently recording his fourth and fifth albums. His third album featured guest appearances from the Northern Pikes; Brian Potvin, Oh Suzanna and the Cowboy Junkies: Jeff Bird.
He has written all the theme songs for his TV series and is responsible for scoring for several independent films. Stroud has shared the stage with the top performers in the business, including Alice Cooper, Steven Stills, Tommy Shaw, Robbie Krieger, Blues Traveler, Tesla, Jacob Dylan, Chicago and The Roots. Official Website: http://lesstroud.ca/
Les Stroud “Arctic Mistress” Music Video:
Survivorman: Film Music & Story Tour
February 8th ………Brighton Barn Theatre
February 9th …….Kemptville Ontario
February 10th ….. Smiths Falls
February 15th ……Bancroft
February 16th…. Haliburton
February 22…… London
February 23…… Toronto
February 27th…… Modesto California
March 1st…… Kirkland Washington (Seattle)
Ticket Info: http://lesstroud.ca/tourdates
More on Les Stroud:
With 11 Gemini nominations, Stroud is the only producer in the history of television to produce an internationally broadcast series entirely written, videotaped and hosted alone, Stroud is credited with starting a new genre of television known as ‘Survival TV’. Survivorman is licensed for broadcast in over 120 countries worldwide. As well as his own television series, he has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, MTV Live and The View.
Stroud was recently honored to attend and perform at the Green Ball which was part of President Obama’s Inaugural weekend. In 2010, he was invited by the Prime Minister of Canada (The Honorable Stephen Harper) to meet the Queen of England and the Duke of Edinburgh during their Royal Tour of Canada. Stroud is so well-known that he was featured in a commercial with the famous Geico Gecko and has been referred to by David Letterman, Howard Stern and numerous other media personalities. He was parodied on hit TV sitcoms ‘The Office’ (segment officially titled; ‘Survivorman’) and ‘King of the Hill’.
Celebrated as a captivating keynote speaker, musician and author his book “Survive! – Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere–Alive!” (Harper Collins) made the bestseller list for 20 weeks and broke the top 100 on Amazon.com. Les’ most recent book, “Will to Live” (Harper Collins), is also a bestseller and he is currently working on his third book with Harper Collins.