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Mark Holmes

Musician, Platinum Blonde

Mark Holmes is the lead singer of group, Platinum Blonde. On August 21, 2012, the group will release their first album of new music in 12 years, Now & Never (Fontana North). Platinum Blonde’s debut EP in 1983 (Six Track Attack) solidified the group as New Wave innovators. Multi-platinum selling follow-up albums Standing In The Dark and Alien Shores spawned numerous chart-topping singles. Each release generated colossal success, including 7x Platinum album sales and multiple JUNO Award nominations. In the early 1990s, Holmes founded internationally acclaimed Toronto’s club venue, The Mod Club and began his career as DJ MRK.

Most recently, Platinum Blonde was inducted into the Music and Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame in 2010 and electronic duo, Crystal Castles, revived Platinum Blonde’s “Not In Love,” featuring Robert Smith of The Cure; introducing Platinum Blonde to a new generation of listeners. Platinum Blonde will tour across Canada in the Fall of 2012 to support the release of Now & Never.
Why It's Now or Never For Platinum

Why It's Now or Never For Platinum Blonde

I took some time after Kenny's passing to get ourselves together. It was a hard time, but NOW we were more determined than ever to make this new album and tour plans a reality. We adamantly refused to be one of those bands that went on tour to relive their former glory and cash in on nostalgia. The past should be respected but it's not alive!
08/21/2012 02:51 EDT