Chatter: Ariana Grande and Lynyrd Skynyrd tours


A sweet tour

At the moment Ariana Grande, 25, is hot, hot, hot. Two years ago, Time named her one of the most influential people in the world. Subsequently, she emerged as one of the most magnetic and successful pop music performers today.

With three American Music Awards, three MTV Europe Music Awards and four Grammy nominations, this celebrity singer is headed for the stratosphere.

Grande just released her fourth studio album, Sweetener, in August and The Sweetener World Tour is officially underway.

Grande performs at Rogers Place on April 25, 2019. Tickets go on sale Monday, Nov. 5, at 10 a.m.


Farewell tour

Some bands never die. But they might retire. Lynyrd Skynyrd has a career that spanned more than 40 years and includes a catalogue of more than 60 albums.

These rock and roll road warriors, who popularized Sweet Home Alabama, are ready to hang up their spurs.

Lynyrd Skynyrd embarks on its final Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour and will appear at Rogers Place on March 12, 2019. Special guest star is Randy Bachman.

Tickets are available at



About Author

Anna Borowiecki

Anna Borowiecki joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2000. She reports on local people and events in the arts, entertainment and food industry. She also writes general news and features.