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Bridgeworks

200 Caroline St. N. (off Barton St. W.)

Hamilton, ON L8R 0A6

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Stereos — Live at Bridgeworks!

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STEREOS RETURN WITH THEIR FIRST CANADIAN TOUR IN 10 YEARS

ARTIST PRESALE STARTS NOV 23 AT 10AM EASTERN

GENERAL ONSALE STARTS NOV 26 AT 10AM EASTERN

With the release of Cheap Thrills, Stereos’ first album since 2010’s Uncontrollable, the freshly reformed Canadian pop act tap into a new sound; one that will evoke a powerful sense of nostalgia in fans, but also display their stellar talents as individual players and the undeniable chemistry that drove their initial popularity. Featuring original members Patrick Kordyback (lead vocals), guitarists Miles Holmwood and Robb Chalifoux, and drummer Aaron Verdonk, Cheap Thrills finds the band expanding dramatically on their signature sound. But while the record showcases Kordyback’s growth as a songwriter and his willingness to expand on the styles and sounds he brings to his writing, lyrically it’s rooted in the experiences from Stereos’ first go around as well as what’s happened in their lives since then. Nowhere is that clearer than on "Sunset Gold", a powerful, pulsing pop track that is a perfect introduction to Stereos’ new direction. As ever, Stereos’ music defies easy categorization. “We’ve always mixed and mashed up sounds and genres you don’t necessarily hear together,” Kordyback says. “But on this record, we really wanted to capture the sound of the band live, and I felt like I had the freedom to put all my influences and experiences into a final product that I hope will speak to literally anybody who hears it.” From tracks like "Want Somebody" with its deft blend of ’90s rock and cutting-edge current pop, with just a hint of funk haunting the edges, to "Hands Off You" – an earworm that juxtaposes old and new school synth and saxophone sounds alongside pulsing EDM textures, Cheap Thrills showcases a sound fuelled as much by Kordyback’s urgent vocals as by the experiences and musical fascinations he’s explored since Stereos parted ways eight years ago. Founded in Edmonton, Alberta in 2006, Stereos first gained notoriety after appearing on the Canadian reality TV show Disband. Following the release of their self-titled debut album, their popularity exploded. On the strength of singles like "Summer Girl" (Triple Platinum) "Throw Ya Hands Up" (Double Platinum) and "Turn It Up" (Platinum), the band began touring relentlessly and ultimately racked up JUNO nominations for Best New Artist and Best Pop Album in 2010. Unfortunately, after the release of Uncontrollable in 2010, the band struggled to keep up with the demands of their rigorous schedule, which inevitably led to both personal and creative differences. After an initially indefinite hiatus, the band decided to part ways permanently in 2012. Or so they thought. “It’s not lost on us that you don’t get to do what we’re doing right now – you don’t get to leave the music industry and then come back and give it another go – but for some reason, we’ve been given that opportunity from people who we meant something to. Those shows were a game-changer – they led me to write new music for Stereos, and to the band and myself falling back in love with music again.” The result is a record that’s relentless and compelling from stem to stern, an album that finds Kordyback, the band, and JUNO Award-winning, Grammy-nominated producer/engineer David Mohacsi channeling the band’s sound and influences past and present to create a tight set of chill-inducing pop tracks brimming with hooks and no holds barred performances. Put bluntly, on Cheap Thrills it sounds like Stereos never took a day off the road or out of the studio.

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The province of Ontario requires all attendees to supply government-issued proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (with Government of Canada approved vaccines, with final dosage administered at least 14 days before door time). Government issued photo ID matching details on vaccination must also be presented for validation purposes. If you were vaccinated outside of the province of Ontario or outside of Canada, please provide a digital PDF or printed copy of your government issued vaccination confirmation receipt for your Government of Canada approved vaccine. Electronic vaccine receipt can be obtained using a green Ontario health card via covid19.ontariohealth.ca.

FACE MASKS REQUIRED in compliance with Ontario Reg. 364/20 under Reopening Ontario Act, 2020, S.O. 2020 and City of Hamilton Bylaws 20-155 and 20-202.

Active screening, contact tracing, proper face masking and PPE, physical distancing from individuals outside of one’s household, and capacity limits all have important roles to play in enhancing the safety of our performance spaces, limiting viral spread, and improving health metrics in the wider community.


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Sonic Unyon is a Canadian indie record label, festival promoter, venue operator, and community partner in Hamilton, Ontario.

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