Pauly D, the buff, hair-fussing DJ from cable hit show Jersey Show, is going to bring his tattoos and turntable to Hamilton, in an exclusive Ontario appearance.
Tickets are now on sale for the Sunday, Oct. 10, 9 p.m. event at the Hamilton Convention Centre.
"I've been working with his booking manager for seven months and we finally got him right after the last day of shooting for the third season," says Mike Kassar of V3.
Pauly D is known on the show for his commitment to bodybuilding, his love of tanning, and the 25 minutes it takes him every day to get his hair in shape with a variety of gels and blow-dryers.
Jersey Shore, a reality TV series on MTV, is especially popular with young people, but it is also very controversial, especially in its often stereotypical depiction of Italian-Americans. It follows the lives of eight young people working and vacationing in the beach resort strip along New Jersey's shoreline. Some major sponsors, including Dell and Domino's Pizza, have cancelled their ads on the show.
"I think Pauly D is one of the more positive personalities on the show," says Kassar.
"He's very focused on his bodybuilding, so when they go out at night he's the only one who doesn't drink."
Pauly D, whose real name is Pauly DelVecchio, is scheduled to do about two or three hours of DJing at his Hamilton appearance.
The capacity for the convention centre is about 2,500, says Kassar, adding that ticket sales are starting well.
"He (Pauly D) has a massive pull, anyone from 14 to 35," he says.
Ticket prices range from $45 to $61.75.
Kassar says the name of his Hamilton-based V3 production company refers to Julius Caesar's Latin phrase veni, vidi, vici (I came, I saw, I conquered). "That's what I try to instil in my promoters, to realize the power to make it happen," says Kassar. Mostly his company has been bringing Canadian artists into clubs at Hess Village, he says.