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Harbourfront Centre, in partnership with Toronto Downtown Jazz (TDJ) and The Other Operation present BILLY BRAGG - Legendary UK singer-songwriter performs solo show Tuesday June 17, 2008

TORONTO, April 8, 2008 - Harbourfront Centre, in partnership with TDJ and The Other Operation present a solo concert at the SIRIUS Satellite Radio Stage by legendary UK singer-songwriter Billy Bragg on June 17, 2008. This cult music figure is renowned for being a captivating live performer and will release the highly acclaimed new album Mr. Love and Justice on April 22. For concert information call 416-973-4000 or visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 on the day of performance. Advance tickets are now on sale through the Harbourfront Centre Box Office by calling 416-973-4000 or online at www.harbourfrontcentre.com and are available by phone and online through Ticketmaster.ca (416-870-8000). The concert takes place at the SIRIUS Satellite Radio Stage (235 Queens Quay West, Toronto). Performances begin at 8 p.m., ending at 11 p.m. An opening act will be announced soon.

Billy Bragg Artist Summary: Considered "a national treasure" in his native England, Billy Bragg has long been a cult hero in North America, releasing consistently celebrated solo records and recording with everyone from Wilco to Less Than Jake. In his two and a half decades of carrying the torch, Bragg has melded the folksy populism of Woody Guthrie with the anger and indignation of the Clash, and both are perfectly encapsulated on his Anti-Records debut Mr. Love and Justice. Over the years, Bragg has concerned himself with social justice, while never losing sight of the power of the personal relationships that hold us together and are capable of bringing about the kind of redemption that outstrips even the greatest political movements, sentiments highlighted on opening track "I Keep Faith". Songs such as "O Freedom" and "Farm Boy" are classic Bragg: mercilessly perceptive, yet hauntingly personal in the manner of their storytelling.

Official artist biography and high resolution pictures available at: http://www.anti.com/artists/view/54/Billy_Bragg
Public album and artist website: http://www.mrloveandjustice.net/

TDJ, producers of the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival will take over the city for 10 days this summer from June 20 to June 29. Festival details are to be announced on April 21. Please visit www.torontojazz.com for more information.

Media Contacts:
For Harbourfront Centre - Shane Gerard, 416-973-4518, sgerard@harbourfrontcentre.com
For Anti-Records - Tonni Maruyama, 416-868-4848, tonni@epitaph.com
For TDJ - Anna Tom, 416-928-2033 publicity@tojazz.com
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