Samsung Canada Celebrates the Upcoming Launch of the GALAXY S 4 with Canadian Musical Pride

Apr 18, 2013

Simultaneous Regional Preview Parties in Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto with celebrated Canadian Bands: Dragonette, STARS, Walk off the Earth and a special appearance by Feist

MISSISSAUGA, ON – April 18, 2013 – Canada, get ready to rock! Samsung Canada, the leading supplier of mobile phones in the Canadian marketplace, announced today that it will celebrate the upcoming launch of the Samsung GALAXY S 4 with regional launch parties on April 25, 2013. Redefining the smartphone experience, the GALAXY S 4 allows users to connect with friends and family from near and far in exciting ways. To celebrate this connected experience, Samsung Canada is previewing the device to Canadian consumers with an integrated tri-city exclusive launch experience.

Launching in true Canadian-style, Samsung Canada has invited amazing Canadian talent to perform live for Samsung fans at a private event in the following cities:

Dragonette in Montreal
STARS in Vancouver
Walk Off-The-Earth (WOTE) in Toronto

Canadian fans in all three events will also be treated to a special technological experience with acclaimed Canadian musician - Feist. Leslie Feist is best known for her 2004 Juno award winning album Let It Die, which parlayed in to worldwide success with 2007’s The Reminder, which earned her four Grammy nominations, six Juno wins, and the Shortlist Music Prize. Most recently Feist released a 12-song album “Metals”, which is known for songs that range from low rumbling and moody ambiences. Check out what Feist has to say about the upcoming event here:

“We are excited to bring four of Canada’s best known bands to support the launch of the GALAXY S 4 with a truly Canadian party that brings the country together,” said Paul Brannen, Vice President, Mobile Business Solutions at Samsung Canada. “To celebrate the launch of such a highly anticipated device, we are celebrating in a truly Canadian way. Not only highlighting amazing musical acts but also inspiring consumers with an innovative event spectacle that is just as unique as the GS 4 itself.”

Ticket Details:
The Samsung GALAXY S 4 private preview events will take place Thursday, April 25, 2013 in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Tickets will not be sold for these events, but Samsung Canada fans can win the opportunity to attend by checking out Samsung Canada’s Facebook page at

Montreal Event:
JUNO Award-winning electropop trio, Dragonette will perform for Montreal-based Samsung fans at New City Gas, located at 950 rue Ottawa, Montreal. The Toronto band is currently promoting their latest album “Bodyparts”, with an upcoming North American tour kicking off in May. Doors will open at 8:00pm for Montreal-based ticket holders.

Vancouver Event:
Fresh from not one but two appearances at Coachella and following an international tour of Australia, Asia, Canada and the U.S. (including 4 dates with Tegan & Sara), indie sensation – STARS will be preforming hit tracks from their storied career for Vancouver audiences. Over the course of more than a decade together, STARS have consistently proven themselves, with critically acclaimed albums, including the most recent “The North”. Doors will be opening at 5:00pm at Rocky Mountaineer Station - 1755 Cottrell Street in Vancouver.

Toronto Event:
Toronto fans will be treated to a private performance by Walk off the Earth (WOTE) at Kool Haus – located at 132 Queens Quay E, Toronto, with doors opening at 8:00pm. WOTE is a multi-talented five-piece musical phenomenon that is currently taking the world by storm. They are promoting their first full-length album, R.E.V.O., featuring 10 brand new songs, including the cover of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know”.

Device Availability:
The Samsung GALAXY S 4 is available to pre-order from Canadian carriers and retail partners with device pick-up commencing on April 27th, and in-store availability starting May 3rd. At Canadian launch, two color options will be available - Black Mist and White Frost; with additional color options to follow later this year. For further product information and availability, please visit

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About Samsung Electronics Canada

Samsung Electronics Canada offers a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics including televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. The Canadian arm, selected as one of Canada’s Top 10 Marketers of the Year in 2012 by Marketing Magazine, upholds Samsung's global mission to open new possibilities for people everywhere, providing users premium experiences that are unparalleled due to Samsung's innovative technology and stylish design. As a result, Samsung has become a true leader in the consumer electronics industry both in terms of business leadership and brand strength. In 2012, Samsung was ranked #9 in the Interbrand "100 Best Global Brands" breaking the top ten for the first time, and was named as one of Fast Company's "50 Most Innovative Companies of 2011".

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