He’s one of the most talked about artists in Canada and Diamond Rings is about to hit the road for a cross-country tour that culminates at the Sirius XM Indie Awards, part of the 30th anniversary of Canadian Music Week. Diamond Rings is up for two Indie Awards, including Artist of the Year and Male Artist of the Year.
To commemorate the launch of his 2013 Runaway Love Tour, Diamond Rings is offering limited-edition heavy-weight silkscreen posters featuring an image from his “Free Dimensional” album. Thirteen winners across Canada will receive signed and personalized posters from John O’Regan, aka Diamond Rings.
To enter the contest, fans must tweet their favourite love-related Diamond Rings lyric @diamondrings with the hashtag #runawaylove. Winners will have their posters packaged and post-marked on Valentine’s Day.
Runaway Love Tour Dates
Friday, March 01, 2013 – Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore
Saturday, March 02, 2013 – Victoria, BC @ Sugar
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 – Calgary, AB @ The Commonwealth
Thursday, March 07, 2013 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
Friday, March 08, 2013 – Saskatoon, SK @ Louis’ Pub
Saturday, March 09, 2013 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid
Friday, March 22nd, 2013 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus *SiriusXM Indie Awards
Vacay.ca Talks Travel with Diamond Rings
Soon after Diamond Rings appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, he sat down with Vacay.ca to discuss his skyrocketing career. Speaking to Managing Editor Adrian Brijbassi, John O’Regan said he is living his dream of travelling the world and playing his music to a broader and broader audience.
Brijbassi writes: “Diamond rings, John O’Regan says, are glamorous and tough. That’s why they’re the namesake of his on-stage persona, an act that has busted out of the Toronto music scene to earn superlative-laden reviews across the continent. One reason for the success is the fact diamond rings are mesmerizing too.
“It’s difficult not to keep your eyes on O’Regan. For one thing, you have to make up your mind whether his act is an artistic form of self-expression or a schtick. One listen of his hit ‘I’m Just Me’ should convince you he’s much more Ziggy Stardust than Gary Glitter, which is to say that Diamond Rings has substance and cred. It’s quite possible the persona O’Regan has created is the most interesting act to come out of Canada since Arcade Fire.”