FRIDAY, 21 JUNE – TECUMSEH PARK
SAM ROBERTS BAND
WITH WALKIN’ 47
Canadian singer/songwriter Sam Roberts released his debut in 2002, following a popular independent demo recording he had made in Montreal. Before that point, he had been a violin player who eventually moved on to guitar and started a rock band with his friends. The Inhuman Condition was released and became the best-selling independent EP in Canadian history. In 2003 he released his first full-length album, We Were Born in a Flame.
The Certified Double-Platinum selling album was a huge hit in Canada and won the Juno Award for Album of the Year, Rock Album of the Year, and Artist of the Year. He continued to release hit albums for the remainder of the decade. For his 2011 release, Collider, Roberts changed from using his name to using Sam Roberts Band. In 2014, Lo-Fantasy was released to great acclaim.
Lead single We’re All In This Together reached the top of both Canadian rock radio charts, followed by Top 10 hits Human Heat and Shapeshifters. In 2016, TerraForm was released, the band’s 6th studio album.
Most recently Roberts released We Were Born In A Flame 2018 Deluxe Edition, which included previously unreleased tracks on 3 LPs.
Formed out of a love for Canadian music, Walkin’ 47 has been playing the southwestern Ontario music scene since 2007.
Walkin’ 47 has been fortunate enough to be part of many fundraising events and festivals within the Windsor, Sarnia, London, and Chatham corridor. In the process, the band has helped raise well over $300,000 for worthwhile causes.
With a shared passion for Canadian rock, their set list is filled with great Canadian classics and they have been honoured to open up for bands such as The Trews and Sloan. Their original music can be found on Spotify and Apple Music.
The guys in Walkin’ 47 are like family and consist of Scott Aarssen (rhythm guitar, harmonica), Steve Bellan (drums), Brian Cox (lead guitar), Jason Denys (bass guitar), and Drew Varsava (lead vocals and rhythm guitar).
Tickets are $20 CDN in advance, plus handing fee. Tickets will also be available at the event subject to availability and they can be purchased at the gate for $25 CDN, including all fees.
Rain or Shine. No lawn chairs. No coolers. No umbrellas. No backpacks. No outside food or beverages. No Pets (service dogs allowed). No illegal substances or weapons.
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Concert time is subject to change without notice.