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Great Big Sea, Great Big Contest!

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The Downtown Oshawa News, in conjunction with Live Nation Canada, is offering our readers a chance to win a Great Big Sea concert prize pack consisting of two tickets to the Nov. 28th show in Oshawa and a copy of their latest CD.

All you have to do to enter is comment on this post and tell us why you deserve to win the contest. The website’s administrator will award the prize and post the winning comment.

And, if you want to double your chances to win, we’re offering a second, identical prize pack through a Twitter contest. Just follow us at @downtownoshawa and send us a direct tweet to enter. One winner will be chosen at random.

Both contests close Nov. 20th so hurry up and enter!

The Oshawa concert, in support of their XX greatest hits CD, will take place Thursday, Nov. 28th at the General Motors Centre in downtown Oshawa. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music begins at 8 p.m. The CD features 40 tracks from 20 years of collaboration between Alan Doyle, Sean McCann and Bob Hallett.

Compiled by the band members themselves, XX is a special two-disc set which captures the many highs in a recording career that has produced ten full-length CDs and two DVDs.  In order to express the band’s two sides, one disc covers the biggest hits from their more pop-oriented repertoire, while the other contains some of their most loved traditional and folk songs. To balance out the discs, the band recorded six new songs — almost a new album in itself — which run the gamut of their varied stylistic approach. Beyond the two-disc greatest hits collection, XX includes another disc that contains some of the band’s lesser known excursions and experiments.

Tickets are on sale now  and can be purchased online at generalmotorscentre.com, in person at the General Motors Centre box office or by phone at 1-877-436-8811. Tickets cost $39.50, $57.50 and $84.50.

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