Canada will host electronic royalty in 2014 as the illustrious, renowned, and enigmatic British band The Prodigy have announced an exclusive Canadian 2014 tour . In conjunction with ONE NIGHT WITH™, The Prodigy will take a pause from working on their newest album How To Steal A Jetfighter to rock the Great White North on an exclusive tour from February 28th to March 22nd. The Prodigy will not play in any other nation until their official world tour 4 month later, because they (rightly) think Canadian fans rock. Official city locations and dates have yet to be revealed, but rest assured, The Prodigy will play Montreal.
The Prodigy gained North American notoriety back in 1997 for hit singles 'Firestarter' and 'Smach My Bitch Up,' having already torn up the British music scene for 7 years. Original band members Liam Howlett, Keith Flint, and Maxim have continued to keep electronic music alive, with their last album Invaders Must Die proving The Prodigy is still at the cutting edge of high energy and raw music. Accompanied by live member Leo Crabtree and Rob Holliday, The Prodigy's Canadian tour will surely be an ecstatic and mesmerizing music experience.
Little is known about The Prodigy's latest album, How To Steal A Jetfighter, which the band is still working on. A few tracks ('The Day' and 'Rotweiler') have been debutd at live performances, with nothing official recorded. Liam Howlett, in NME magazine, described the latest disc to be "louder and darker" than previous works. The entire new collection may not be fully completed by time The Prodigy tours Canada, but the band has promised they will please your ears with a mix of new tracks and fan favourites from their last six albums.
Montreal, and Canada at large, is in for an epic treat when The Prodigy graces Canadian stages. The rest of the world will have to wait until June 8th 2014, when The Prodigy ventures on their global tour. Feel privileged Canadians, we get a taste of the newest musical creations from electronic and rock legends, with the rest of the world excluded. MTL Blog will keep you in the loop with the latest updates info on The Prodigy's exclusive Canadian tour, and let you know exactly when they'll be in Montreal.
Among the many wonderful things that make being a Montrealer a fun and authentically Canadian experience is — you guessed it — hockey.
From its speed and tradition to, of course, its fandom, hockey is (in the opinion of most who live in the Great White North, anyway) one of the greatest sports. Montreal Canadiens fans will know this to be especially true.
But just because our hockey season may look a bit different this year, doesn't mean we can't continue to celebrate by making our homes feel like we're at a Habs game IRL.
Every Molson Export FANatic Saturdays will kick off with a Habs-themed trivia hour from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m EST, hosted by Bell Centre's in-game host Michel Kunta, and it's all about putting your Habs knowledge to the test.
First-place winners will score a $250 gift card to Tricoloresports.com, the Montreal Canadiens' official store. Second place will land a $100 gift card and third place gets a $50 gift card.
Advance registration is required so be sure to snag your spot to flex those know-it-all muscles and ultimate bragging rights.
Q&A Presented by Molson Export
Next, get ready to put those thumbs to work because after trivia is a live Twitter Q&A starting at 6:00 p.m. with special contributor Marc Dumont, formerly from The Athletic.
The session will, naturally, focus on all things Habs, acting as a "week-in-review" where fans can weigh in on what's happening with the team now (in 280 characters or less, of course).
Each Saturday one lucky fan will receive a special prize from Molson Export.
To participate, fans need to submit a question to the Q&A via Facebook or Twitter. Whichever fan has their question selected and answered by Marc during the Q&A will be Le Vrai Fan and get a retro Canadiens jersey!
Following the Twitter Q&A is a 30-minute DJ set live on Twitch. Kickstarting the first FANatic Saturday on April 3 is DJ Special K. You can also look forward to the likes of DJ Shash'U (April 10), Pat Boogie (April 24), TIZI (May 1) and Fafa Khan (May 8).
Whatever your musical flavour, get ready to kick that pregame party into high gear because each DJ will be cranking the tunes until the puck drops.
All you have to do is tune into Montreal Canadiens' social channels to catch a glimpse of the featured star cheering on the Habs.
To date, celebs like David Hasselhoff, Bob Saget, Erin Andrews and Bruce Buffer have been featured. It's anybody's guess as to who will check in with fans next, but one thing's for sure: it's always well worth the wait.
Think everything from jerseys and player T-shirts to headwear, socks and pyjamas. New items exclusive to the weekend event will be offered each week (this Saturday, April 3 you can get 25% off selected hoodies and sweaters), so be sure to check back often for official Habs gear you're going to want to make your own.
Wherever you choose to celebrate the Habs every week, tune in to Molson Export FANatic Saturdays from 5:00 p.m. EST for trivia, special programming, cash prizes, celebrity check-ins and more every single Saturday that the Montreal Canadiens play, home or away.
High society lives in a slightly different fashion than us, regular human beings. Exclusive club memberships is part of their every day existence. Sad part? These clubs look like a lot of fun and we're not invited. Most Montrealers don't even know such clubs exist...
People of influence like politicians, businessmen, A-list celebrities and power attorneys need to unwind, relax, gamble and socialize away from the public eye. Montreal offers a variety of exclusive establishments reserved for the "in" crowd.
Saint James Club
1145 Avenue Union
Club Saint James used to be a real social club back in the '50s where important men would gather under one roof to smoke cigars while playing pool and where women weren't allowed in. Nowadays, this club has more of a "business purpose", says Andrée Vincent, director of the establishment. Among 670 members of the club, approximately 1/5 are women (we've come a long way!). Today, members of the club take advantage of their memberships by renting the facility's rooms for business brunches, meetings and conferences, rather than for socializing and smoking cigars like in the good ol' days.
The most prestigious private club in Montreal. How do you become a member? You don't. It's by invitation only. This is where you'll find Prince of Monaco when he visits Montreal. Guy Laliberté is also said to be a member of the facility. Over $50 million have been invested into renovation of this historic building. Yearly memberships fees are rumoured to be at $3,600. The amount sounds quite cheap affordable given the crowd that frequents Club 357c. You obviously can't access their website, because you're not part of the club...
This west island's private social club has been around since 1884. Its members enjoy great service, delicious food, traditional setting, private wine cellar and invitations to exclusive events. Not to mention the location of the club... simply breathtaking.
Technically it's not in Montreal, it's in St-Bruno, but it totally belongs on this list. Mount Bruno Country Club is a very exclusive private golf club. Multiple corporate CEOs and our former Prime Minister are said to be among its members. You can't even access their website, or find any photos of the interior for that matter, unless you're a member of course, it's that private.
The Mount Royal Club has been around since 1899. It's one of the oldest social clubs in Montreal. Membership at this establishment is by invitation only and needs to be supported and approved by one or more existing members of the club. Mount Royal Club is very secretive about its members and what takes place within its walls... which makes us, regular human beings, even more fascinated with it.
University Club has been around for over 100 years. This is where comedian/economist Stephen Leacock and his friend, John McCrae doctor/poet would gather their McGill colleagues a hundred years ago. Today, you don't have to be part of a University to join the club. At 750 members, University Club Of Montreal is claimed to be the most active social club in the city. Its members like to gather and discuss political, economical and social issues in a pleasant environment.