Friday October 20, 7:30 p.m.
After 20 years of huge international success with Great Big Sea, Séan McCann left the band to wrestle with his personal demons, to find a way once again to make music that would connect, heal and bring happiness. In 2014, he released the album “Help Your Self”, produced by Joel Plaskett. The songs helped him deal with his issues of addiction and abuse and showed him how to find strength in pain. It reminded him of the power of music which at one time would have been used to cast a Friday night spell over a sold out hockey arena on a Monday, but now finds him touring the country as a solo artist in intimate venues where he can sincerely connect with his audience in the way he always hoped to—face to face. Séan has also found himself using music as therapy, working with people who face physical, mental, and addiction challenges, and has become a sought-after speaker trying to help others to help themselves find light through the darkness.
Sean’s journey to find his own peace, love, and happiness continues through his new music. “You Know I Love You” is a happy collection of songs sung by a man intent on sharing his joy directly with you. The Academy Theatre is an ideal intimate venue to hear Sean’s music and his inspiring message. Come discover the two universal energies that remain constant in this world of change — Music and Love.