Japan will get a dose of Cancontent this weekend, when Broken Social Scene, The Dears, Stars, Death from Above 1979 and Metric drop in on Osaka and Toykyo for a mini-tour called “Canada Wet.” Why is the tour called Canada Wet? We cannot tell you. Perhaps Emily Haines plans to throw out a case of bottled water, in keeping with her behaviour at the Mod Club show, when a crowd-pacifying maneuver was required. Wet or dry, the concert is a hard-slogged venture, come to fruition thanks to Nori Tsuzuki, a Japanese music promoter who has been trying to get such a show on since participating in a CMW panel in 2004. From Jam Canoe:
“We were confident that the market was ready for the name of ‘Canada’ and have decided to use the name everywhere to prove our vision. We feel that the people in the industry was not ready to use the name ‘Canada,’ but not the audience. With all the incredible buzz going on with Canada Wet, we think we have successfully changed the image of Canada and Canadian music in our market.”
The market is ready for the name of Canada! Tickets are $54 CAD, plus one drink minimum, plus flight.