Canadian stars Scott Helman and Ria Mae announce joint Fall tour across the country

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The Tidemark Theatre Society is pleased to present rising stars Scott Helman & Ria Mae!

Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc. recording artist Ria Mae and Warner Music Canada’s Scott Helman have announced via their social networks a joint national tour dubbed “Scott VS Ria.” See video announcement here.

“Scott better be bringing his ‘A’ game,” demands Ria in making the announcement. “I’m going to mean business on this tour.”

“Fans should be prepared for a Battle Royale every night,” Scott asserts in response.

Ria and Scott first met at the Calgary Juno Awards in 2016 where both celebrated first time nominations for their debut releases – Ria for her breakthrough hit “Clothes Off,” and Scott for the ubiquitous “Bungalow.” Ria is currently enjoying radio success with her latest sing “Bend” which spent four weeks on CBC’s Radio 2 Top 20 Chart and is currently the #1 most added track all formats at Canadian Radio.  Scott Helman’s current single, “Kinda Complicated,” spent three weeks at #1 on the CBC Top 20 chart and reached #2 on the Hot AC chart at mainstream radio.  The track, taken from his recently release major label debut, Hôtel de Ville, is currently at # 18 on the CHR chart.

Scott Helman

Finding his musical influences in album-focused artists like Arcade Fire, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, The Cure, Bon Iver and Paul Simon, Canadian singer-songwriter Scott Helman returns May 12, 2017 with his debut full-length album, Hôtel de Ville. Recorded in Toronto at Revolution Recording and produced by Tawgs Salter (Lights, Walk Off The earth, USS), the album’s first single is the irresistible pop alternative track “Kinda Complicated” which applies breezy, catchy songwriting and winking-lyricism to either a failed relationship or his own daily struggle with ADHD.

“The more that I write music the more that I feel that I’m curing myself,” Scott explains. “How am I gonna be a better person and how am I gonna be a better lover? I have to figure out all those things that are knocking around in my head.”

Ria Mae

Ria Mae (The singer-songwriter from Halifax, NS) has had an exceptional 2-years, and she keeps the momentum going with “Thoughts on Fire”, the fourth single off her self-titled debut album. The song has already received over 4 million streams globally on Spotify.

“Thoughts on Fire” follows up the hits “Ooh Love,” “Gold” and her enormously successful debut single “Clothes Off” which hit Top 10 at HOT AC Radio, was certified Platinum in Canada, streamed over 5 million times on Spotify, and reached over 2 million views on Vevo. The single also garnered critical acclaim, and Ria was nominated for multiple awards including ‘Single Of The Year’ at the 2016 JUNO Awards alongside Drake, The Weeknd and Justin Bieber; and ‘Best New Canadian Artist’ at the iHeartRadio MMVAs.

Sponsored by the Campbell River Mirror, 2Day FM and Coast Discovery Inn, the Tidemark Theatre proudly presents Scott VS Ria at the Tidemark Theatre on November 6, 2017.  Tickets are $27 for Members & Youth under 19, and $32 for Non-Members (+applicable taxes and fees) and can be purchased at the Box Office Tuesday through Thursday between 12pm and 4pm.  Tickets are also available online: