In keeping with the tradition of having musicians host the Junos (cf. Drake, Shania Twain, etc.), the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has announced that the 2017 broadcast will be run by Bryan Adam and Russell Peters. Michael Buble was supposed to be the guy, but he had to step away after his son was diagnosed with cancer. (The little guy is doing better, by the way).
Performers on this year’s broadcast–which, thankfully, usually comes in at a tight two hours–include Arkells, Alessia Cara, A Tribe Called Red, Strumbellas, Ruth B, Sarah McLachlan and Shawn Mendes. The venue is the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa–a nod to the fact that this year is Canada’s 150th birthday.
Everything starts at 7pm on Sunday, April 2 on CTV.