Dan Aykroyd and Judith Belushi Pisano, the widow of the late John Belushi, have announced a special performance of *The Official Blues Brothers Revue *at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, on Wednesday, February 28th at 8 p.m. This fundraising event will benefit the CAMH Gifts Of Lights program, providing practical, meaningful gifts that meet the unique needs of mental health and addiction patients at CAMH.
The Official Blues Brothers Revue is a multi media interactive experience showcasing the undeniable talent of Kieron Lafferty (Elwood Blues) and Wayne Catania (Jake Blues), the duo hand picked by Akyroyd, Belushi Pisano and original Blues Brothers Musical Director Paul Shaffer. to continue where the iconic duo of John Belushi and Aykroyd left off. Backed by the all star Intercontinental Rhythm & Blues Band, The Official Blues Brothers Revue will perform the blues and soul classics that were brought to the mainstream by the original Blues Brothers — including “Soul Man”, “Shout”, “Gimme Some Lovin” and “Sweet Home Chicago”. It promises to be an upbeat night of music and dancing sorely needed after one of the coldest winters on record.
“The ‘winter blues’ or Seasonal Effective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that effects up to 20% of the population” said Gifts of Life Chair, Donna Slaight. “One of the best strategies for counteracting SAD is getting out of the house and interacting with people. Out of The Blues is both a fundraiser, and an opportunity for people to get out after a long, dreary and cold winter.”
CAMH is Canada’s leading hospital for mental health and one of the world’s top psychiatric research centres. Their goal is to transform the lives of the one in five Canadians who live with mental illness and addiction in any given year.
Tickets for Out of The Blues With The Blues Brothers Revue go on sale today through www.ticketweb.ca. Proceeds from ticket sales, as well as the musical silent auction, will be donated to CAMH Gifts of Light.
Out Of The Blues With The Blues Brothers Revue
The Phoenix Concert Theatre
Wednesday, February 28th 8p.m.
Tickets $40 General Admission plus service charges
$125 plus service charges for VIP seating and pre show cocktail.