One More Shot & London 2019

I’ve been meaning to put up a proper news post for this for days so sorry for the delay yet again.

It’s finally official! Christian Kane will be joining the wonderful charity concert One More Shot again. Like each year, it’ll take place in Birmingham, UK – this time from April 26 to 28, 2019. He’ll be in the great company of artists such as Stewart Mac & Dean Roberts, Gary Quinn and OMS newcomers Kyshona Armstrong and Guy Jones.

And to make the weekend even more special, it’s also just been announced that Christian will be playing his traditional London gig on the Thursday before OMS, April 25. Just like OMS, the concert will also benefit breast cancer charities.

All relevant info on OMS can be found here:
OMS Website / OMS Facebook Page / OMS Facebook Group

Tickets for Christian’s London show will be available on November 28, 2018.

And if you want to catch a glimpse of what the this year’s event has been like, check out my write-up about OMS 4 here.

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Update 09/09/2018

New categories:

Conventions -> Dragon Con
Conventions –> Fandemic Tour

New articles:

2018-09-07 Daily Dragon Online: An Hour with The Librarians
2018-09      Dragon Con: Photos by Jean Caldwell
2018-09-01 Daily Dragon Online: Broken Toys and Found Families: An Interview with…
2018-08-14 Authority Magazine: “It’s OK To Receive” With Music Artist Jenn Bostic
2018-06      Fandemic Tour: Photos by Jean Caldwell
2018-05-03 Electric Entertainment: Christian Kane talks #BadSamaritan (2018)
2018-04-30 Punktastic: Christian Kane, Riley Smith @ The Islington Academy
2018-04-29 w21Music: Christian Kane, The Life Of Riley (…) at The 02 Islington
2018-04-28 Kanencyclopedia: One More Shot 4 – Recap & Photos
2018-04-20 The Terror Of Hallow’s Eve/Facebook: Monsterpalooza photos
2018-04-18 Christian Kane/Facebook: Christian Kane Live in London, Thursday 19 April
2018-04-17 Casting Calls America: Casting Calls America at the premiere of “Miles to Go”
2018-04-05 Getty Images: Christian Kane arrives at the Miles to go premiere at Writers…

2016-02      Wizard World Portland: Photos by Jean Caldwell

2015-10       Wizard World Ft. Lauderdale: Photos by Jean Caldwell

2012-07-21 AXS Live: On the set of “Leverage” / Part 2

2011-02-05 Live in Charlotte, NC: Photos by Jean Caldwell
2011-02-01 Winter Jam: Photos by Jean Caldwell

2009-10-24 Live in Covington, Kentucky: Photos by Jean Caldwell

S.W.A.T.

Looks like Christian Kane landed himself a spot on the CBS show S.W.A.T. He just posted on Instagram and Twitter about it:

According to Wikipedia, S.W.A.T. is an American crime drama television series, based on the 1975 television series created by Robert Hamner and developed by Rick Husky. And IMDb summarizes the show as follows:

Follows a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant who is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he’s tasked to run a highly-trained unit that’s the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles.

The second season is set to premiere on September 27, 2018 on CBS. No word yet on whether it’s a recurring or guest role.

Dragon Con 2018

Update 08/24/2018: Photo op schedule added at the bottom.

Unfortunately, I’ve been super busy these past few weeks so I couldn’t take care of the website as much as I usually do. I am so sorry about that.

I’m pretty sure that at this point everyone already knows that Christian Kane will be making his first appearance at Dragon Con in Atlanta this year. The event takes place from August 30 to September 3 at 5 hotels in downtown.

Details won’t be posted closer to the date so there’s also no word yet whether Christian will do a concert or what his exact schedule will be.

For admission, different membership options are available.

Current prices for the whole event are:
$140 through 08/17/2018
$160 through 08/28/2018

Those are available at Dragon Con’s store. Day passes will be available at the door according to the website.

Photo op tickets are available via Epic Photo Ops for FRI/SAT/SUN and cost $60 per picture. Digital copies as well as additional prints are $10.
Also, duo photo ops with John Kim have just been added for $110. They are also available for those days (schedule below).

To keep up-to-date with the latest on Dragon Con, check out their social media channels:
Facebook / Twitter


Update 08/13/2018

2018 Dragon Con Urban Fantasy Track Tentative Schedule
(Panels take place in the track room, Chastain 1-2 in the Westin, unless otherwise indicated with an asterisk. Please keep in mind all times and locations are tentative and can change anytime between now and the con.)

Friday, August 31st:
*1:00 p.m.: The Librarians Cast (Peachtree Ballroom, Westin)
Audience Q&A with cast members from the show
Panelists: Christian Kane, John Kim

Saturday, September 1st:
11:30 a.m. Magic and Hard Choices: The Librarians Fan Panel
A moderated fan-panel discussion of the popular show’s fourth and final season
Panelists: Catherine Agati, Wendy Hembrock, Lea Murphy, Rocky Shields, Christina Vuono, Toni Ware, Abbey White
* 7:00 p.m. The Librarians Cast (Peachtree Ballroom, Westin)
Audience Q&A with cast members from the popular show
Panelists: Christian Kane, John Kim

Sunday, September 2nd:
*11:30 The Librarians Cast (Peachtree Ballroom, Westin)
Audience Q&A with cast members from the hit show.
Panelists: Christian Kane, John Kim

Monday, September 3rd:
*1:00 p.m. The Librarians Cast (Centennial II-III, Hyatt)
Audience Q&A with cast members from the show
Panelists: John Kim

Source: Dragon Con Urban Fantasy Facebook Page


Update 08/24/2018

Photo op schedule
Christian Kane: FRI 3:20pm / SAT 12:30pm / SUN 2:00pm
Duo ops with John Kim: FRI 3:30pm / SAT 12:40pm / SUN 1:50pm

Source: Epic Photo Ops

One More Shot 4

After a one-year break, One More Shot finally took place again this past weekend, April 20 – 22, in Birmingham, UK. For those of you who aren’t aware, OMS is an annual non-profit music festival that raises funds for cancer research. Actually, it is more than that. People come together to have the most amazing time, meet old friends and make new ones and listen to some awesome music by insanely talented and wonderful artists. Many attendees have been around since day one and also the artists keep coming back. That just shows how unique this event has become.

Once again, this year’s festivities started off with a warm-up show in London on Thursday. All OMS artists performed a couple of songs at the O2 Academy in Islington and gave everyone a little glimpse of what to expect that weekend. So we were already treated to a surprise cover of Staind’s “It’s Been Awhile” by Christian Kane and a few collaborations like him joining The Life Of Riley for “She Got A Move” and Riley Smith jamming along to Kane’s “The House Rules”.

On Friday, it was time to get the big party started in Birmingham. The evening kicked off with the opening ceremony that was followed by the meet & greet. This is always a great opportunity to get to know some of your fellow attendees and also meet the artists in a pretty relaxed setting. There is time for some chatting and usually lots of laughter.

And OMS would not be OMS without the impromptu bar sessions after the official activities. It is something our OMS veteran Gary Quinn started back at OMS 1 and a tradition he definitely makes sure to keep going. So it was no surprise that he was the first one to pick up the guitar Friday night at the bar and sing some of his tunes as well as some covers.

On Saturday morning, photo ops took place. They’ve got a great team of professional photographers at OMS who do an excellent job of taking pictures of the attendees with the artists without rushing you too much like at most conventions.

In the evening, it was finally time for the first concert of the weekend. Matt Lande got on stage and also introduced us to some of his new songs. Next up was Gary Quinn who once again treated us to his country tunes we have all come to love. Stewart Mac and Dean Roberts defended their unofficial title as “The Chuckle Brothers”, their whole fun attitude always adding that little extra touch to their music. Jenn Bostic was joined by Belinda Webb and probably made everyone cry with her beautiful performance of “Jealous Of The Angels”. In 2016, we only got The Life Without Riley as Riley Smith had to cancel his appearance because of a pilot he was shooting at the time so it was all the more special that this year, we got the whole band again featuring him, Henri O’Connor and Jonah Dolan.

Last but not least, Christian Kane hit the stage, together with Henri O’Connor. The first song was the slow version of “Happy Man”, followed by “Different Kind Of Knight” and Kane’s personal favorite cover “Jolene”. Up next was another cover, “The One I Love”, and then “Dusty Rose” before Jonah Dolan joined them for the rest of the set, which consisted of yet another amazing version of “It’s Been A While”, “Track 29”, “Wash”, “Whiskey In Mind”, “Let Me Go”, “Sever” and “Thinking Of You”. Then it was, of course, time for the finale – “The House Rules” featuring all artists on stage together.

By the way, that night it was Stewart Mac and Dean Roberts who absolutely tore down the bar afterwards with some great renditions of their own songs as well as covers by Bon Jovi and others that had the whole bar singing along.

Sunday began with several Q&A sessions. Matt Lande and Jenn Bostic were up first, answering questions and telling us about their music. Then it was Stewart Mac’s, Dean Roberts’ and Gary Quinn’s turn – and they had everyone in stitches. I think I can say without a doubt that every year this is the one panel you would not want to miss. Nobody can make you laugh like these guys.

Last were Christian Kane, Riley Smith, Henri O’Connor and Jonah Dolan. Among others things, Christian mentioned how some songs like “Rattlesnake Smile” and “Sever” came about. He and Riley also talked about the sacrifices you make if you want to work in the music/acting business but at the same time pointed out how rewarding it is and Christian also emphasized later that it is overwhelming that people come to OMS, an event based on a couple of people playing music. There were also some fun questions like what superheroes or mythical creatures they were all most like.

After that it was time for the autograph session to take place. All attendees had a chance to get their program signed as well as other items before the closing ceremony would start in the afternoon. During the latter, all artists spoke a little about the event and said their thank yous.

Then it was time for the final concert. Apart from their usual sets, we were surprised with a few collaborations. So Gary Quinn was joined by Jenn Bostic for “Love And Lose” and later even did a beautiful rendition of Garth Brooks’ “The Dance” together with Christian Kane. Dean Roberts blew everyone away with yet another touching version of “Takes You” and also later joined Jenn Bostic’s performance for a bit. The Life Of Riley also brought Christian Kane on stage again for “She Got A Move”.

Christian started his set with “Dusty Rose” and also played “Happy Man” again, as well as “Jolene” and “It’s Been Awhile”. And as in past years, the final two songs at OMS were “The House Rules” and “One More Shot” with all artists on stage.

Many celebrated at the bar after the concert and it didn’t take long for Stewart Mac and Dean Roberts as well as Gary Quinn to pick up their guitars again. Jenn Bostic, Jonah Dolan and Henri O’Connor weren’t far behind and for the very first time, even Christian Kane joined the bar session for a little while. It was definitely memorable to have everyone sing songs like “Sweet Home Alabama”, “Friends In Low Places”, “Livin’ On A Prayer”, “Wanted Dead Or Alive” and even “Fast Car” together. A very special wrap-up of a magical weekend, that’s for sure.

On that note, I’d like to say thank you to Rachel for her vision to create such an event that definitely is one of a kind and brings our Shotter Family together each year. Also thank you to her amazing team that always makes sure that everything runs smoothly. And last but not least thank you to all the wonderful, wonderful artists that share their music and time on and off stage with all of us for a few days.

I’d also like to point out that it’s been announced that including the funds raised from Christian Kane’s London gig, £ 4000 were raised for charity. The money will benefit the cancer unit at McMillan as well as the one at another hospital. Well done, everyone!

A date for OMS 5 hasn’t been set yet, but mark your calendars for April 2019. Tickets are already available on the website. Also make sure to check out One More Shot on Facebook and Twitter and join the official Facebook group.

For articles, photos and videos from previous OMS, take a peek here.

Clayne Crawford’s Pig Out Picnic

I just realized that I never actually added a news item about this to the website. Sorry about that.

Back in December, the Clayne Crawford Foundation held a charity dinner in Alabama. This year it’s going to be a picnic barbecue and benefit, which will take place on May 6th in Odenville, Alabama at Red Gates at Kelly Creek. The event will benefit Three Hots and a Cot and The Music Room of Leeds.

A few days ago, it’s been announced that Christian Kane will also be joining Clayne Crawford’s charity event again.

Tickets are still available here.

Sources/further links:
Clayne Crawford Foundation/Events / CC Foundation on Facebook / on Instagram

Update 04/16/2018

New categories:

Movies -> 2010 – 2017 -> Good Day For It
Conventions -> Monsterpalooza

New links:

2018-04-13 The Terror of Hallow’s Eve/Facebook: Cast signing at MONSTERPALOOZA
2018-04-13 The Terror of Hallow’s Eve/Facebook: Q&A from MONSTERPALOOZA
2018-04-09 Getty Images TV: Event Capsule Clean – ‘Miles To Go’ Los Angeles Premiere
2018-04-06 Zimbio: ‘Miles To Go’ Los Angeles Premiere (Christian Kane)
2018-04-05 Bob Delgadillo: Miles To Go Premiere
2018-04-05 Getty Images: Miles To Go Premiere
2018-04-05 WireImage: Celebrity Sightings in Los Angeles
2018-04-05 Rex Features: Celebrities outside the Writer’s Guild Theatre, Los Angeles
2018-03-03 The Warburton/Facebook: “Sweet Home Alabama”
2018-02-01 AfterBuzz: The Librarians Season 4 Episode 11 Review w/ Dean Devlin…

2012-08-21 Kung Fu Monkey: LEVERAGE #503 “The First Contact Job” Post-Game
2012-08-18 Kung Fu Monkey: LEVERAGE #502 “The Blue Line Job” Post-Game
2012-08-05 Kung Fu Monkey: LEVERAGE #501 “The (Very) Big Bird Job” Post-game

Movie Screenings

I’ve been meaning to write a news update regarding the premiere of “Miles To Go” (formerly “Junkie”) for a few days now so it works out well that another screening has just been announced. “The Terror Of Hallow’s Eve” will be shown at Monsterpalooza. Christian Kane is scheduled to be in attendance at both events.

Here’s some info:

“Miles To Go” – Premiere
Thursday, April 5th, 2018
Beverly Hills, CA
Tickets: http://www.junkiefilm.com/

“The Terror of Hallow’s Eve” – Special Screening and Q&A
Friday, April 13th
Pasadena, CA
Tickets: Monsterpalooza

Sources: “Miles To Go” on Facebook / Monsterpalooza on Facebook

Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament 2018

Last year Christian Kane already attended the Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament – and according to the celebrity list on the event’s website he will be back this year.

It takes place from March 1 – 4, 2018 in Palm Desert, CA and has been raising money annually for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since 2011.

Christian isn’t listed for Songwriters Night, The Rheneypalooza Jam or the Soiree, but he did make a guest appearance last year. So you never know…

Further links:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Event Info
The Warburton/Facebook
Warburton Golf/Twitter
BirdEase Pro – Event Details
CV Weekly