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Cassie Dasilva, Pink Leather Jackets

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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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UPDATE: 2022 CANADIAN TOUR DATES POSTPONED

To all our amazing fans,

We've had to come to the unfortunate but necessary decision to postpone our tour dates until a time where we can effectively and safely make these shows as amazing as they can be for as many of you as possible. Playing live is without a doubt our favourite part of doing what we do, and you guys deserve the best show possible, which we feel is going to be much too difficult to predict with our current time frame. We are very optimistic that the temporary delay will in the end be a massive blessing in disguise and make the shows even better than we originally expected. We also promise to give you guys a bunch of exciting things from Stereos in the meantime and we genuinely can't wait to see you all very soon. Tickets will be honoured for the new dates, and we will have an update for you all ASAP. If you cannot make the new dates, a refund will be issued.

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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General Admission standing 19+ event. Mobility accommodations available upon request. Valid government issued photo ID is required in order to enter. Artists and schedule subject to change. Event subject to change in support of evolving public health protocols.

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Cassie Dasilva, Pink Leather Jackets

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Bridgeworks

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

Hamilton, ON L8R 0A6

Canada

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