Submitted. Two of Canada’s most beloved and best-selling bands, Our Lady Peace and I Mother Earth featuring Edwin, have announced a legendary cross-Canada tour, kicking off in Abbotsford, BC on Saturday, October 15 with special guests The Standstills.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 24 at 10am local time. Fans also have the option of purchasing the Acoustic Happy Hour VIP Package, which includes a private combined acoustic performance by OLP and IME, Meet and Greet with the bands, limited edition signed tour poster, souvenir laminate and more.
Having toured together in the mid-90’s for their breakthrough albums, Naveed (OLP) and Dig (IME), both bands are excited to reunite 20 years later to once again perform for their fans across the country.
“We’ve always had immense respect for IME,” commented Our Lady Peace frontman, Raine Maida. “From their very first album Dig, the tour that followed and the Edgefests after that they solidified themselves as a seminal CDN rock band. To share the stage again is exciting both for our common fans & selfishly for us as well.”
“We’re really excited to be going back out on the road with our friends in OLP,” added I Mother Earth drummer Christian Tanna. “This is something we discussed last year at a show we played together…that it felt `right’. Both bands have amazing fans that have been with us from the beginning. We actually toured together on our debut albums and have been friends ever since. When Edwin rejoined IME to do the Anniversary shows for Scenery and Fish we thought this would be a great way to do something fun for our fans, friends and actually…ourselves. I think I can speak for both bands and say that we can’t wait to get this started!”
Over their 25-year career, Our Lady Peace, consisting of Raine Maida, Duncan Coutts and Steve Mazur, has become one of Canada’s best-known, most beloved and best-selling bands. They’ve amassed 4 JUNO Awards, 4 CASBYs, 10 Much Music Video Awards. Their second album, Clumsy, sold more than a million units in Canada alone, qualifying it for the almost-impossible-to-attain Diamond Award, and the only alt-rock album in Canadian history ever to reach that level.
Brothers Christian and Jagori Tanna met vocalist Edwin in the early 90’s, spawning one of Canada’s most critically acclaimed bands. I Mother Earth ended an eight year hiatus in 2012 with two sold out shows at Toronto’s Sound Academy, and in 2016 announced the return of original vocalist Edwin, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band’s benchmark album Scenery and Fish. The album featured 4 Top 10 Hits in Canada including “Raspberry”, “Another Sunday”, “Used to be Alright”, and “One More Astronaut”.
For details on VIP packages, and complete tour and ticket information, visit: http://www.ticketmaster.ca and www.livenation.com
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