It’s been 30 years since the Crash Test Dummies recorded their debut album, The Ghosts That Haunt Me.
The album garnered them their first big hit, “Superman’s Song,” and a JUNO Award for Group of the Year. In 2018, their sold-out 25th anniversary tour for their multi-Grammy-nominated second album God Shuffled His Feet was proof that audiences still want to hear what they have to say.
“We have been so excited with the response to the 25th anniversary tour that we knew we had to continue the party and celebrate 30 years since we made our first album. We had no idea that fans would be so enthusiastic, and we are all a little gobsmacked that we can still play sold-out shows to our fans and, awesomely enough, their kids,” says original member Ellen Reid.
Their 2022 tour will see them travel around North America and Europe, where fans have been anxiously waiting. The shows will include members Reid, Brad Roberts, Dan Roberts and Mitch Dorge, who will be joined onstage by Stuart Cameron and Marc Arnould.
“After a long absence from the road, Crash Test Dummies have begun to tour again. Not something I’d planned on, but surprisingly, at least to me, there are lots of people who, years later, still want to come and hear us. That people continue to return to see the band all these years later still stuns me. It’s very humbling. The folks that come to the shows tell us their stories and there are many gems: many are very funny, some are very dark, and all are very personal. It’s very humbling, being in the confidence of so many people,” says lead singer/songwriter Brad Roberts.
Playing songs from their entire catalogue, the Crash Test Dummies will perform in Sidney at the Mary Winspear Centre on August 22 and 23 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available at marywinspear.ca.