INVICTUS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP TAKES HOME
MAJOR HARDWARE AT COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK
September 13, 2016 (TORONTO, ON) – 2016 has been an incredible year for Canada’s management and promotion company, Invictus Entertainment Group. Selling more than 125,000 tickets to date in 2016, and consistently listed in the world’s top 100 concert promoters by Pollstar, the company has come out of Canadian Country Music Week in London, ON with three major wins — Management Company of the Year, Booking Agency of the Year and the Ron Sakamoto Talent Buyer or Promoter of the Year.
This is the second year in a row the company has won all 3 awards in the same year.
Invictus client and Warner Music Canada artist Brett Kissel also dominated this year at the awards, winning Interactive Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, and the coveted Fans’ Choice Award. Kissel was also able to celebrate alongside Mickey Jack Cones and Bart McKay as they took home Record Producer(s) of the Year for his album ‘Pick Me Up.’
Following these wins, Kissel announced the ‘Ice, Snow & 30 Below’ Canadian tour, an 18-date East Coast tour that will kick off in January. With its first show taking place in Sault St. Marie (ON) on January 12, the tour will make its way through Ontario, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick before landing in Georgetown, PEI for its closing show on February 4. With a Western Canada tour following later in 2017, ‘Ice, Snow & 30 Below’ will deliver Brett’s first headlining performance in Toronto – January 22 at the Danforth Music Hall.
Next month, Kissel will be honoured with the 2016 Allan Slaight Honour at the annual Canada’s Walk of Fame induction ceremony. Recognizing young, inspirational Canadians who have achieved international success in the music industry, The Allan Slaight Honour earns the country singer from Flat Lake, AB a coveted spot on the 2016 Walk of Fame red carpet and televised special.
“Everyone in this business, whether they’re artists or industry professionals have been courageous enough to pursue a dream and life of fulfillment. How could you not value the endorsement of such passionate and driven individuals?,” said Invictus CEO Jim Cressman. “Thank you to my team, my roster of artists, my building partners, and all members of the CCMA.”