Jelly Roll Announces First-Ever International Shows In Canada

Jelly Roll has announced that he will perform two shows in Canada next month. The concerts will mark the “Save Me” singer’s first-ever international shows.

According to the announcement, Jelly Roll will perform at the Meridian Center in St. Catharines, Ontario, on July 8. The show will benefit the Heather Winterstein Foundation.

On July 9, Jelly Roll will play at Ottawa’s Bluesfest, as part of a lineup that includes Carly Rae Jepsen, Charley Crockett, Future Islands, Killer Mike, Maroon 5, Mt. Joy, and several others.

“The Heather Winterstein Foundation and the family of Heather Winterstein are grateful that Jelly Roll is honouring us with his very first Canadian concert on our behalf,” Foundation executive director Jennifer Dockstader said in a statement. “His dedication to raising awareness, sharing his story of healing, and supporting substance use disorder treatments are a beacon of hope for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people alike across Turtle Island. His message brings the struggles of our loved ones into the open and helps us celebrate the healing journeys of our relatives in our community, offering opportunities for equity and reconciliation.”

“When the opportunity to bring in Jelly Roll surfaced, we jumped on it,” Ottawa Bluesfest executive and artistic director Mark Monahan said in a statement. “He has an amazing story, and he’s a great performer.”

Jelly Roll has not toured overseas due to visa restrictions tied to arrests and convictions earlier in his life.

“It’s funny, America has finally agreed to let me leave and give me a passport, but some countries won’t let me come because of my felonies,” Jelly told Jon Bon Jovi in an interview earlier this month. “We’re working on that. I think it’s going to work in my favor.”

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