Saturday August 15, 2016
Show Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Canadian rock icon KIM MITCHELL is still belting out the lines of his personal mission statement, “Rock N Roll Duty” with energy and enthusiasm intact. For Mitchell, that’s what it’s all about - not the money, the fame or the trophy case. An acclaimed singer-songwriter and gifted guitarist, he has achieved gold and multiplatinum sales status over a long and storied career via his big, bold and endemic guitar-driven sound in songs like“Go For Soda”, “Patio Lanterns”, “Lager and Ale”, “I am a Wild Party”, “Rocklandwonderland”, “Easy to Tame”, “Alana Loves Me” and the anthemic “All We Are”.
From the early days as leader of the musically eclectic Max Webster in the late 70’s, where he defined “alternative” and “independent” long before these became clichés, Mitchell has sold over 1.5 million recordings and toured regularly over a lengthy solo career that remains creatively vibrant to this day. Along the way he won three Juno Awards for “Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year” (1983), “Album of the Year” for “Shakin’ Like A Human Being” (1987) and “Male Vocalist of the Year” (1990). Of special note, 2014 marked the 30th anniversary of “Akimbo Alogo” (Alert Records), Kim’s first full-length solo recording.
Audiences are thrilled to find that participating in a KIM MITCHELL concert is like being at the live recording of a greatest hits box set which includes his solo hits, new songs from his most recent solo recording “Ain’t Life Amazing” (including the national rock radio hit of the title track) and often Max Webster gems like “Diamonds Diamonds”, “Oh War”, and “Battlescar”, a hard rock anthem as poignant today as it was three decades ago when it was recorded with friends Alex, Geddy and Neil of RUSH. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend an evening with the man and the music that have become part of the Canadian musical landscape.
Kim Mitchell: http://kimmitchell.ca/