They say a great song, is a great song no matter the format, no matter the genre, no matter the era.
Glass Tiger is synonymous with great songs from a genre and an era destined to be “classic.” Just as singer, writer, performer, Johnny Reid has done, Glass Tiger has ventured into the studio and come out with 12 of their best songs totally reimagined. These iconic songs, will be presented with all the exquisite charm, honesty and simplicity as the day they were written.
Glass Tiger is back with a new album called 31, in honour of their 31 years as a band. Recorded in Nashville by Johnny Reid, the album revisits the band’s greatest hits, but with a new spin the band has referred to as the “campfire test.” Songs have been stripped back to their basics and then rebuilt to find new life.
These iconic songs will be played for Island crowds with an old-is-new acoustic format. It’s an approach that shows how, beyond the ’80s production and big rock sound, the strengths of the songwriting and performance have allowed these songs to endure.
This simple, organic, amped up acoustic format will show the audience just why these legendary songs have stood the test of time. Welcome to “Wae Yer Family” (With Your Family) the perfect evening of music, friendship, family, and storytelling that are sure to capture your heart.”
The popular rock band from Newmarket, Ont. had a string of Top 10 hits in Canada through the 1980s and early ’90s and scored international success with their first single “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone),” which featured backing vocals from Bryan Adams.
The band’s first album, The Thin Red Line, set a record for fastest selling debut recording in Canadian history. Over the course of its history, the band has toured internationally with acts such as Tina Turner, Journey and Roxette.
With five Juno Awards, agrammy nomination, four platinum albums and one gold record, 14 hit singles, over 5 million albums sold, Glass Tiger has solidified itself as an iconic Canadian act.
“Our performances have never been tighter, and we are playing at our highest level ever, we are re-ignited, recharged and looking forward to every show,” says lead singer Alan Frew.
Opening for Glass Tiger on this tour is ‘Country’s Adele’ – singer/songwriter Jessica Mitchell. Mitchel is, at heart, a storyteller. She has spent the last decade digging deeper into her artistry, focusing on writing new music and crafting her richly unique sound. As a result, she has become one of the music industry’s best kept secrets. Her tracks; “Don’t Love Me” and “Tear It Down”, landed on multiple Spotify playlists, including the coveted Wild Country List with more than half a million followers.
The show will be making four Vancouver Island stops: Nov. 6 in Campbell River, Nov. 7 in Duncan, Nov. 9 in Victoria and Nov. 10 in Nanaimo.
Check the Glass Tiger website for details.