28 September 2008

PFM to play two dates in Canada in November

Italian progressive rock stalwarts Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM for most of us) have a pair of dates scheduled for Toronto and Quebec City in November.

Quebec City Grand Theatre, November 23: Stati Di Immaginazione
Tickets: $49.50 and $44.50 (students: $39.00 and $34.00) plus applicable service fees. Box office: (418) 643-8131 (Residents of Quebec, 1-877-643-8131). Tickets are available for this show from www.grandtheatre.qc.ca and www.billetech.com. Show at 8 PM exactly, doors open at 7:40 PM.

Toronto Music Hall, November 25:
35 e...un minuto
Doors open at 7pm, concert begins at 8pm
Main Floor and Front Balcony: $50.00 plus applicable taxes and service fee, Rear Balcony: $40.00 plus applicable taxes and service fee
Tickets are available online through
www.themusichall.ca and www.ticketmaster.ca.
Tickets are also available through the Music Hall's Box Office (147 Danforth st - Toronto, 416-778-8163), at Sanremo Records (3650 Langstaff, Vaughan, 416-743-4170) and at MVP (604 College st, Toronto, 416-534-6121).

The Danforth Show is a co-production of the Confederazione degli Imprenditori Italiani nel Mondo (CIIM) and The Italian Cultural Institute.

The two shows will be quite different from each other. The Quebec show (Stati) is based around their most recent album, the progressive opus
Stati Di Immaginazione. Projections and multimedia aspects promise to add to the show's power. The Toronto show (35 e...un minuto) is said to be a balanced look at the band's lengthy career and extensive catalogue.

A quick and dirty PFM bio (
borrowed from Wikipedia): Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM, translates out to Award Winning Marconi Bakery) is an Italian progressive rock band that achieved a high level of popularity in the 1970s, with success in both the British and American charts. They were the first Italian band to have success abroad. Between 1973 and 1977 they released 5 albums with English lyrics for the international market. They also had several successful European and American tours, even playing at the popular Reading Festival in England and appearing on a very popular national television program in the U.S.A (Midnight Special, broadcast on NBC 21 February 1975...yes, at one time progressive music got seen on major American netowrk television!).

Check the band out online at

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