Bryan Adams and Russell Peters are Your Hosts of the 2017 Juno Awards

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.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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