Nearby London, Ontario, will be rockin’ in March, thanks to several upcoming events at the John Labatt Centre in downtown London. From concerts to professional bull riding, there’s something for everyone looking for a quick — and fun — getaway!
Kicking things off at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, is American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson, with special guest Matt Nathanson. Clarkson’s fifth album, “Stronger,” debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and #2 on the Digital Albums Chart. All five of Clarkson’s albums have debuted in the Top 3. She recently won a Country Music Association award for Musical Event of the Year with Jason Aldean, for their hit single “Don’t You Wanna Stay.”
Recording artist, author and television personality Jann Arden takes center stage at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7. This tour coincides with the release of Arden’s eleventh album, “Uncover Me 2.” The album features songs popularized by The Beach Boys, Fleetwood Mac, The Smiths, Peggy Lee, Lesley Gore, The Motels and others.
The WWE Raw World Tour pulls into town for a show beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Headline matches will include CM Punk vs. Dolph Ziggler and John Cena vs. Kane. The event will also feature a special appearance by Chris Jericho.
At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, Canada’s country gentleman will rest his guitar against a stool, bringing to a close his concert touring days. It will be a bittersweet goodbye for Tommy Hunter as he celebrates his 75th birthday in London on that date – the city where it all began 65 years ago when as a young boy of 9 he picked up his first guitar.
Video Games Live, a video game multi-media concert experience, invades John Labatt Centre at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, followed by the Professional Bull Riders Canada Cup Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24.
For more information on any of these events, visit www.johnlabattcentre.com. For helpful information on planning a quick getaway to London, please visit www.londontourism.ca.