- BC Games
Connect with Us
The Barenaked Ladies tour stops in Penticton
Penticton will be one of only two stops in B.C. for the Barenaked Ladies on their tour in support of their latest release Grinning Streak.
The 10-date tour, with special guests Lakes of the Canyon, will be stopping at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Jan. 19, 2014.
Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the tour announcement comes on the heels of the Barenaked Ladies successful Last Summer On Earth Tour 2013 with Ben Folds Five and Guster. This was preceded by the release of their new album Grinning Streak which debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard Top 200. It marks their first Top 10 debut since 2003 and fourth Top 10 debut overall.
The album's breakout success showcases the new single Odds Are, which shot to number two on the iTunes Rock Songs chart. The song was also recently performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
The Barenaked Ladies featuring guitarist/vocalist Ed Robertson, bassist/vocalist Jim Creeggan, keyboardist/vocalist Kevin Hearn and drummer/vocalist Tyler Stewart have sold over 14 million albums worldwide and have won eight Juno awards and earned multiple Grammy nominations. Known for such hits as One Week, Pinch Me, Brian Wilson, If I Had $1,000,000 and many more, the band also penned the theme song for the hit CBS series The Big Bang Theory and earlier this year the Barenaked Ladies and astronaut Chris Hadfield collaborated for the first space-to-earth musical performance debuting an original song Is Somebody Singing.
The Barenaked Ladies live shows have become legendary with their hilarious on-stage banter and impromptu raps/songs.
Opening the shows on the Canadian tour will be Warner Music Canada recording artists Ladies of The Canyon with bassist Anna Ruddick, lead guitarist/singer Maia Davies, guitarist/singer Jasmine Bleile and drummer Tara Martin.
The Montreal-based group's sophomore release, Diamond Heart was produced by Mark Howard (The Tragically Hip, Lucinda Williams, Vic Chesnutt) and was released on Sept. 24.
Tickets for the Jan. 19,2014 show at the SOEC are $25 to $85 (plus tax and service fees) and go on sale Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. They can be purchased at www.ValleyFirstTix.com, by phone at 1-877-763-2849 or in person at the SOEC and Wine Country Visitor Centre.