|BIG WRECK has announced the …but for the sun tour 2019 in support of the bands’ latest album of the same name. Kicking off at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on October 31, the 2019 Canadian tour will hit 10 markets across the country including multiple dates in Vancouver and Edmonton. Tickets for all dates will go on sale Friday, July 26 at 10am local time at www.livenation.com.
Big Wreck was formed in Boston in the early 90’s by Toronto-native (guitars / vocals) Ian Thornley and Americans Brian Doherty (guitars), Forrest Williams (drums) and Dave Henning (bass), students at the Berkley School of Music. Their 1997 debut album, In Loving Memory, is certified double platinum in Canada and featured the chart topping singles “Blown Wide Open,” “That Song” and “The Oaf”.
In 2002, the band broke up following the release of their sophomore album, The Pleasure and The Greed, after which Ian Thornley formed the band Thornley who also enjoyed rock radio success with several singles.
In 2010, Brian Doherty filled in on guitar at a Thornley show and shortly thereafter, he and Ian started working on new material that would be, once again, christened Big Wreck. Their first single as a reunited Big Wreck, “Albatross,” became the band’s first #1 single at Rock radio in Canada. Since then, they have released three new Big Wreck albums (Albatross – 2012; Ghosts – 2014; Grace Street – 2017). In the winter of 2018 Big Wreck began recording their sixth studio album with producer Erik Ratz. It was during the recording that Doherty was diagnosed with cancer which tragically took his life this past Spring after the new album was completed. Big Wreck’s latest album will be released later this summer followed by extensive touring. The release of the album was preceded by the Top 5 Rock Radio hit “Locomotive.”
Big Wreck is:
…but for the sun tour 2019
Tickets on sale Friday, July 26 at 10am local time at www.livenation.com
Thursday, October 31- Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Friday, November 1 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Thursday, November 7 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
Friday, November 8 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
Saturday, November 9 – Calgary, AB – The Palace
Sunday, November 10 – Saskatoon, SK – Coors Event Centre
Thursday, November 14 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
Friday, November 22 – Guelph, ON – Guelph Concert Theatre
Saturday, November 23 – London, ON – London Music Hall
Saturday, November 30 – Oshawa, ON – Oshawa Music Hall
Wednesday, December 4 – Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Concert Hall
Friday, December 20 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall