Our Lady Peace and Matthew Good have announced that they will be co-headlining a 20 date Canadian tour next spring. Tickets and VIP packages for the tour will be available through both artists’ websites and fan clubs starting November 17th. The public on-sale starts November 24th. The dates with the two Canadian rock legends run from March 1, 2018 through March 31 and will stop by the Arena at TD Place March 8, 2018.
For this tour, Matthew Good and Our Lady Peace have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket will go to support War Child and their work with war-affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice.
Our Lady Peace:
Our Lady Peace (sometimes shortened to OLP) is a Canadian rock band formed in Toronto, Ontario in 1992. Headed by lead vocalist Raine Maida since its formation, the band additionally consists of Duncan Coutts on bass, Steve Mazur as lead guitarist, and Jason Pierce on drums. The band has sold millions of albums worldwide, won four Juno Awards, and won ten MuchMusic Video Awards — the most MMVAs ever awarded to any artist or group. Our Lady Peace is one of Canada’s most popular bands and is also one of the few Canadian rock acts that managed to achieve success in both the 1990s and 2000s.
They have released eight studio albums, one live album, and two compilation albums to date, with their 1997 album Clumsy often being considered their signature and most widely recognized work. Our Lady Peace enjoyed many hit singles, ranging from “Starseed” in 1994 to “Somewhere Out There” in 2002.
The band’s earlier albums are often praised for their unique sound and style, with lead singer Maida being called “erratic” and “truly unrivaled” as a vocalist. Their fifth album, Gravity (2002), is sometimes noted to have been a “radical departure” from this distinctive style. Lead singer Maida has confirmed the difference, calling Gravity “vastly different” from their previous records. The coincidental 2002 departures of both co-founding member Mike Turner and longtime-producer Arnold Lanni, in combination with influence from producer Bob Rock are sometimes credited as main factors in the style evolution.
Alt+Command+Shift Rock / Also done acoustically.
At its core, music is supposed to generate a feeling worth grasping onto and holding tight. Whether that feeling is comfort, rage, solidarity, fear, love, or something in between, any music worth a listen finds a way to connect. Toronto, Ontario-based rock quintet Ascot Royals – Jimmy Chauveau (vocals), Ben Chauveau (keys), Scott Page (bass), Sam Stark (drums) and Tal Vaisman (guitars) – exemplify this with their “New Skin” EP (available January 21 via Slaight Music/Sony Music Canada), a body of work that’s not unlike the best shoulder you’ve ever leaned on.
The EP’s title track and first single, “New Skin,” features a danceable brand of alternative arena rock with feverish pop hooks, along with motivational lyrical work that stresses the importance of not being afraid to forget about the negativity that haunts us and embracing a fresh start in life – definitely a fitting vibe for an EP’s opening number.