The Trews play Victoria’s Capital Ballroom on Jan. 22, in support of their newest album, Civilianaires. Facebook

The Trews back in Victoria with a new album, new swagger

Canadian rockers take the Capital Ballroom stage on Jan. 22

Canadian rockers The Trews descend upon the Capital Ballroom on Jan. 22 as part of their cross-Canada tour to promote their new album, Civilianaires.

Formed in the university town of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, the band rose to popularity in the mid-2000s with the hit albums Den of Thieves and No Time for Later and anthemic rock hits “Tired of Waiting” and “Hold Me in Your Arms.”

The band, now based in Hamilton, is back with their first album in four years.

Civilianaires is being touted as a fresh take on the band’s original formula and features a new producer and a new and revamped sound to mix things up. Working with legendary producer Bob Rock, the band cut the album in Toronto and even co-wrote a few tracks with other Canadian rock royalty, including Max Kerman of Arkells and Serena Ryder.

The album’s first single is the politically driven “The New US,” which takes aim at Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump.

Playing with The Trews will be Altameda, who are touring their sophomore album Time Hasn’t Changed, set to be released Jan. 25. The Edmonton-based band employs warm bass lines, bluesy rhythms and lyrics dripping with nostalgia to deliver an easy-drinking rock that’s as much a nod to the past as it is a celebration of the present.

Tickets for The Trews and Altameda are $32.50 (plus fees) in advance, available at ticketweb.ca or Lyle’s Place records.

Live music

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Celebrate Victoria Pride Week

The Victoria Pride Society has organized some stop-notch virtual entertainment, including the Virtual Pride Festival on July 5.

Children’s author honours Oak Bay sisters murdered by father

Proceeds from children’s book go towards child abuse prevention in Greater Victoria

Sidney Museum and Archives reopens brick by brick with Lego exhibit

Museum joins other reopenings including Sidney library, Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

Vancouver Island Symphony, Kerplunks up for Western Canadian Music Awards

Winners to be announced via live stream on Sept. 25

10th annual Nanaimo Fringe Festival to be held online due to COVID-19

Festival will feature six productions by local, regional and international artists

Nanaimo’s Kismet Theatre Academy closes after eight years due to COVID-19

Bonnie Catterson founded the school in 2012 as ‘a place for the oddballs’

Home dance videos to be part of this year’s Infringing Dance Festival

Crimson Coast Dance Society seeking ‘backyard dance’ submissions to compile into video

Ucluelet loses one of town’s oldest art galleries

Mark Penney Gallery shuts down due, in part, to Hwy. 4 closures and COVID-19 pandemic.

Vancouver Island drummers pay belated tribute to Neil Peart of Rush

Canadian Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer died of cancer at age 67 in January

Yukon poet kjmunro headlines Port Alberni’s virtual Words on Fire

Monthly spoken word event continues virtually at Char’s Landing

Most Read