With the drama surrounding Canadian band, Hedley, finally settling, the Juno's have finally chosen the act that will replace them at their awards show on March 25th. Back in February after the band was accused of sexual assault and harassment, they were dropped not only by their management and opening acts but also by the award show where they were slated to perform and were up for 4 awards.
Since revoking their submissions from the awards show and addressing the allegations, the men behind Hedley have stayed relatively silent while wrapping up the rest of their Canadian tour. Attendance rates hit an all-time low when only around 3,000 fans showed up to their Montréal date that was being played in a venue that could fit 10,000.
So with Hedley out of the limelight for what one can only assume will be a while considering their announcement of an "indefinite break," it's about time we hear who will be taking the Juno's stage in their place. Surprisingly, the replacement act is even bigger than what we could have expected- the Bakenaked Ladies are reuniting for a one-time performance!
The notable band who are best known for tracks like Brian Wilson and One Week split back in 2009 but are getting back together for one night only on the Juno's stage. Why now? It's mostly in celebration of their induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
Other Canadian acts that will be performing on the big night range from Diana Krall, Shawn Hook, Arcade Fire, the Arkells, Daniel Caesar, Jessie Reyez and Lights! With that incredible lineup and Michael Bublé hosting, it's definitely an event you won't want to miss!
Source: CBC News