Our Lady Peace is going back in time for its latest cross-Canada tour beginning Sunday at the Cunard Centre in Halifax.
Fans of the Canadian rock band will no doubt soak up every minute, too.
Each show will be about three hours in length and broken into two sections — the first half will be the band playing all of its tracks from either Clumsy or Spiritual Machines. The second half will be material from its other albums, to go along with newer songs.
For Halifax, OLP is playing the entire Clumsy record — meaning fans can count on chart-toppers like Superman’s Dead, 4 am and the self-titled album hit Clumsy.
“I just think it’s never a bad thing to be slightly nostalgic and let newer fans to see something like that,” said OLP drummer Jeremy Taggart. “And by doing it in a smaller theatre ... it will make it special enough for people to want to come.”
Getting people to come and see them perform has never been much of a problem for these rock ’n’ rollers. While better known for hits from the late 1990s and early 2000s, Our Lady Peace is still making popular music and enjoying life together as a band — both in the studio and on the road.
“We’ve always looked towards bands like the (Tragically) Hip, Blue Rodeo and Sloan. They’ve stuck together through thick and thin,” said the 35-year-old Taggart, who has been with the band since its inception almost 20 years ago.
“Ninety-eight per cent of bands break up in five years. If you make it past the 10-year mark, you’re (usually) OK.”
Halifax is one of only a few cities on the 10-week tour that won’t get to see OLP play on back-to-back nights, performing Clumsy one show, and Spiritual Machines the next. Still, fans should enjoy this trip down memory lane.
“We can’t really fight with tradition,” Haggart said. “You’re competing with time and people’s memory, which is impossible from the get-go.”
An Evening With Our Lady Peace takes place Sunday at the Cunard Centre at 7 p.m. Tickets are $44 and it’s first-come, first serve.
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