The Trews

Acoustic Tour


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  • Pre-Show Dinner
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Though the Toronto-based foursome made its name dishing intense, hooky, melodic rock and roll that won fans and critics worldwide – not to mention heaps of awards and countless radio hits pulled from a clutch of live and studio albums and EPs – The Trews discovered, serendipitously, that turning down the volume actually dialed up the heft.

Rewind to early 2009 and Toronto’s legendary Glenn Gould Studio where our guys acoustically cut a collection of fan favourites, rarities and three new songs before a live audience that, not to put too fine a point on it, kind of lost its mind.

By the time The Trews issued the Friends & Total Strangers CD without fixes or overdubs and alongside an accompanying DVD, the supporting tour dates were already hotly anticipated from coast to coast. This, after all, was a different but no less commanding Trews: looser, more relaxed, heavy on the vocal harmonies and with all the familiar songs but sketched in charcoal instead of ink.

Songwriter/guitarist and producer John-Angus MacDonald says their fan base has grown at both ends – people who know them as a rock band and people who don’t. Says MacDonald, “We notice people a bit outside the age group of our usual fans turning up because we’re playing more intimate settings where people aren’t necessarily into having beer spilled on them or being crushed up against the stage. I think in that setting the music has a little more reach to it, and goes down a little easier.”





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. VIEW SEATING
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.
Base Window Phone/Online
$25.00-$40.00 $29.75-$45.50 $32.75-$49.75
Prices quoted for window, phone and online include 13% HST and applicable fees. Order and convenience charges will apply.

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