Blackpool debut for Canadian

Jon Cohen Experience 1
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Montreal-based rocker Jon Cohen (pictured right) launches his UK tour at the Cedar Tavern in Blackpool’s Cedar Square tonight.

The Canadian musician used to play in cult bands such as The Dears and The Social Register but now performs under his own name as The Jon Cohen Experimental.

In 2007 he got together with friends/musicians Kan Martin and Sebastian Coté for two well-received albums.

The band toured the east side of Canada three times in four months before “due to logistical constraints” Jon decided to continue alone, re-inventing himself as the Jon Cohen Experimental.

He played in 50 towns and cities across Canada and the United States, travelled only on a Greyhound bus and opened for acts like The Dropkick Murphys, documenting the tour in a daily blog which can be found at

Now he’s headed to the UK and says: “I’m so happy to kick off the tour in Blackpool, right by the water, to remind me of where I came from and where I am going.

I like to gently ease into things and what better way then do that than with a visit to where the people are so gentle and appreciative of new music coming their way.”