Said The Whale

With Special Guests Fast Romantics

OnStage

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Vancouver's Said The Whale has been on a steady upward trajectory for the past six years, as relentless touring and a prolific string of releases have led to successes including a JUNO Award in 2011 for New Group of the Year and nationally charting singles.

As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide is the group’s fifth album, and it was recorded amidst a period of turnover. Following the success of 2013’s hawaiii, which spawned the Canadian rock/alternative number 1 hit “I Love You,” bassist Nathan Shaw and longtime drummer Spencer Schoening both left the lineup. Now operating as a trio — with frontmen Tyler and Ben and keyboardist Jaycelyn Brown — the group briefly considered making separate solo records before ultimately deciding to enter the studio with no preconceptions and no concrete plan. “It’s a return to how Tyler and I used to make music, which is just experimenting with anything and everything,” Ben remembers. “We started out using Casio keyboards and drumbeats on our computers, and then we turned into a rock band. This is a return to being free to make anything.”

The guitar strums that once formed the basis of the band’s music are almost completely absent, now replaced by thick bass grooves and shimmering electronic tones. “This is the most cohesive record we’ve ever made, between my songs and Ben’s songs,” Tyler says. “Musically, there was more collaboration than ever before.”

After so much change and uncertainty in recent years, Said The Whale has emerged as a unified force. While some listeners are bound to see the overhauled sound as a reinvention, it’s really just the latest step forward. They’ve evolved, but the DNA is the same, and the group’s musical partnership is more fruitful than ever.

This performance will be a general admission (standing) show.

Opening for Said The Whale will be Special Guests Fast Romantics

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Sit OnStage with a diversity of music artists, ranging blues, folk indie to acoustic rock sessions. For music lovers, this is a fresh and exciting way to experience respected and known artists in an intimate and unique environment, while also discovering soon-to-be household names.

For this unique and exciting OnStage performance, the stage will be transformed into a general admission, stand up concert.

If you’re looking for a great place to eat before coming to see the show, then save yourself from the stress of running around town and come early to enjoy a delicious three-course meal at our CentreStage Lounge!

We are excited to partner with Borealis Grille & Bar for an exquisite pre-show dinner. Borealis Grille & Bar serves the very best of locally crafted foods and beverages, and will be onsite in our Lounge with a special three-course menu for only $29.95. Doors will open at 6PM, with dinner served at 6.15PM sharp.

You can reserve your seats for the pre-show dinner at the time of purchase when calling or visiting the Box Office, or you can email us to RSVP* with your name and the number of guests joining you. There are limited bookings available on a first-come, first-serve basis – RSVP* now to save your spot!

*Please inform us of any allergies and sensitivities when making your reservation. Price quoted does not include tax, beverages or gratuities.

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