by Danielle Holian
Barenaked Ladies new live album, BNL Rocks Red Rocks, is to be released on May 20th. And they’re Planning to head out on their Last Summer On Earth tour throughout June and July!
After three decades of making music, the band stands strong. Having produced 14 studio albums, which have sold over 14 million copies, earning many Grammy nominations, winning eight Juno Awards, crafting the theme song to US TV show The Big Bang Theory and bagging a chart topping single in the US with ‘One Week’.
The album features multi-platinum big hits of the band. Some of the songs include ‘One Week’, ‘Pinch Me’, ‘If I Had $1,000,000’, most recent release ‘Duct Tape Heart’, and chart topper on iTunes ‘Odds Are’. A special hit includes collaboration on ‘Who Can It Be Now?’ with Colin Hay.
“I still love writing songs. And it’s such a privilege to work with these guys. They have my back, and I have theirs. It’s pretty amazing to watch the crowd light up when we play a song we recorded 25 years ago, and then hear them sing along with something brand-new,” said vocalist Ed Robertson to People magazine.
“Few bands are more entertaining than Barenaked Ladies. The Canadian quartet’s mix of clever pop tunes, lighthearted humor and outrageous, off-the-cuff between-song banter is entirely winning. It’s a combination that has won them millions of insanely devoted fans,” said the Boston Herald.
Barenaked Ladies are hitting the road nationwide this summer. They announced Last Summer On Earth 2016 on February 1 and they will be joined with special guests Howard Jones and OMD. The show kicks off June 3 at The Cabooze in Minneapolis.
Tickets are now on sale. Meet and greet VIP packages are available which come with a digital copy of the new album plus a download of ‘Odds Are’ (live).
LAST SUMMER ON EARTH 2016 w/ OMD and Howard Jones
6.03 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
6.04 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
6.05 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
6.08 Dayton, OH – Rose Music Center at The Heights
6.09 Chicago, IL – Ravinia Pavilion **
6.10 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
6.11 Cleveland, OH – Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica
6.13 New York, NY – SummerStage in Central Park
6.14 Lewiston, NY – Artpark **
6.15 Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
6.17 Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
6.18 Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
6.19 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
6.20 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
6.24 Portland, ME – Maine State Pier
6.25 Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
6.26 Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion *
6.28 Atlanta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
6.29 Charlotte, NC – Uptown Amphitheatre at the Music Factory
7.01 Charleston, SC – Volvo Cars Stadium
7.02 St Augustine, FL – St Augustine Amphitheatre
7.03 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheatre
7.05 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheatre
7.06 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
7.08 Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River St Park
7.12 Boise, ID – Hawk’s Memorial Stadium
7.15 Missoula, MT – Big Sky Brewing Company
7.16 Seattle, WA – Marymoor Amphitheatre
7.17 Portland, OR – Edgefield
7.19 Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery **
7.20 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
7.22 Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
7.23 Sacramento, CA – Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheatre
7.24 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre *
* indicates pre-sale Feb 10, public on-sale Feb 12
** indicates tickets on sale at a later date, check website for details