The BC Lions Football Club is pleased to announce that Canadian pop sensation Victoria Duffield will perform during halftime of the club’s home opener versus the Toronto Argonauts on Thursday, July 4th at BC Place.
A proud native of Abbotsford, BC, Victoria is a singer, dancer and actor whose spirited debut album for Warner Music Canada, SHUT UP AND DANCE has produced the chart-topping title track, the multi-format radio hits “Feel” and “Break My Heart,” and the latest single “They Don’t Know About Us,” a duet with Australian pop sensation Cody Simpson.
“We are very pleased to have British Columbia’s very own Victoria Duffield perform for our fans as part of our 2013 season home opener,” said Lions president and CEO Dennis Skulsky. “It’s yet another great reason why opening night is going to be so special for our fans and will set the stage for great football and family entertainment at BC Place as we celebrate our 60 seasons of pride.”
The dancefloor anthem “Shut Up and Dance” was the most played song on radio by a Canadian artist for nine weeks, achieved platinum status and reached the top spot on the MuchMusic countdown. The video earned Victoria her first MuchMusic Video Award nomination in the Best Pop Video category. In addition, “Feel” was a multi-format Top 5 radio hit and has been nominated for three 2013 Canadian Radio Music Awards while “Break My Heart” was Victoria’s third consecutive video to reach the top 10 on the MuchMusic countdown.
“It’s such an honour for me to perform at the BC Lions’ home opener,” said Duffield. “The Leos are my hometown team and I can’t think of a better way to show my Lions pride than from centre field before thousands of enthusiastic fans.”
Now armed with a roster of hit songs, Victoria toured across Canada twice last year; first in the summer with Big Time Rush and Cody Simpson, and then on a six-week run from coast to coast with fellow British Columbians, Faber Drive.
The performance by Victoria Duffield is just part of a night loaded with memories in the making as the Lions kick off their 60th season celebration with the national anthem performed by Sophie Tweed-Simmons (daughter of KISS’ Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed). The club will also distribute rally towels courtesy of 60th season presenting sponsors TELUS, PlayNow.com, and Bosa Properties to all fans in attendance at Thursday’s game.