IT HAPPENS ON THE BOULEVARD

The Live By The Falls Concert Series

Barenaked. Blonde. Wine.

And a Tiger.

Sounds like a good time in Niagara Falls, right?

The Live by the Falls concert series is returning to the Honeymoon City for a second year, at the Scotiabank Convention Centre.

All the bands booked are top Canadian talent whose hits have rocked radios for years.

First up on the four-show schedule is Steven Page, co-founder of the iconic Canadian band The Barenaked Ladies. The singer-songwriter and his band will hit the stage on Aug. 22.

Other upcoming shows include Glass Tiger (Sept. 15), April Wine (Oct. 25) and Platinum Blonde (Nov. 9).

Page – who was inducted to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame earlier this year with his Barenaked bandmates – has performed solo for several years.

It’s a little-known fact that Glass Tiger was the first band to ever perform at the Rogers Centre, back when it was known as the Skydome back in June 1989.

Ironically, it rained that night and they had to make a quick decision mid-show to close the dome.

Since then they’ve racked up a series of hits including I’m Still Searching, Don’t Forget Me and I Will Be There.

During the 1980s, April Wine packed Maple Leaf Gardens and other big-scale arenas playing rock anthems like Just Between You And Me, Roller, Oowatanite and Sign of the Gypsy Queen.

Leaders Myles Goodwyn and Brian Greenway front the band, which still keeps up a solid touring schedule throughout the year.

Platinum Blonde will wrap up the 2018 concert series.

The band emerged from the Toronto club scene in the mid-1980s on the strength of hits like Crying Over You, Sad Sad Rain and Somebody Somewhere.

“The fact that these artists have been around for decades speaks volumes of their popularity,” convention centre spokeswoman Judy Mahoney told the Niagara Falls Review earlier this year.

Tickets for the shows are available now. Admission to individual shows costs $43, but a subscription to all four concerts goes for $125.

To purchase tickets go to fallsconventions.com or by phone at 1-888-655-9090. The Scotiabank Convention Centre is on Stanley Avenue.

 

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