Award-winning broadcaster, best-selling author, musician and producer Jian Ghomeshi will appear in support of his debut book 1982 in Regina at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum on February 1st at 8pm, and in Saskatoon at The Broadway Theatre on February 2nd at 7:30pm. A book signing will follow each appearance.
VIP Show Tickets Contest:
You can win free tickets! (Six pairs of tickets are available to win - three for Regina, and three for Saskatoon.) One Regina winner and one Saskatoon winner will also win the chance to meet Jian backstage prior to the show! Just "Like" our CBC Saskatchewan Facebook Page, and send us the correct answers to the following multiple choice quiz via Private Facebook Message. In your message, also indicate which show you'd prefer to attend (Regina or Saskatoon), and include your contact info.
Contest is open to Sask residents only, and runs until Monday, January 28, 2013. Winner will be chosen by random draw.
1. What is considered to be the most awkward interview Jian Ghomeshi ever conducted on Q?
a) Dolly Parton
b) Billy Bob Thorton
c) Billy Ray Cyrus
2. What band was Jian Ghomeshi a member of?
a) Moxy Fruvous
c) The Philosopher Kings
3. Jian Ghomeshi is from Ontario, but of what descent is he?
b) Sri Lankan
4. What time does Q air on CBC Radio One?
a) 10:00 AM
b) 10:00 PM
c) All of the above
Book Tour Information:
Released in September, Ghomeshi's first book, '1982', is a literary memoir based on a 14-year-old's desire to be David Bowie. The story is told across ten intertwined stories of the songs and musical moments that changed his life. Obsessed with David Bowie ("I wanted to be Bowie," he recalls), the adolescent Ghomeshi embarks on a Nick Hornbyesque journey to make music the centre of his life. Acceptance meant being cool, and being cool meant being Bowie. And being Bowie meant pointy black boots, eyeliner, and hair gel. Add to that the essential all-black wardrobe and you have two very confused Iranian parents, busy themselves with gaining acceptance in Canada against the backdrop of the revolution in Iran.
Ghomeshi is the host and co-creator of the national daily talk program, "Q," on CBC Radio One and CBC TV. Since its inception in 2007, "Q" has garnered the largest audience of any cultural affairs program in Canada and has become the highest-rated show in its morning time slot in CBC history. It is also now broadcast across the United States, on PRI.
For more information visit Jian.ca