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Barenaked Ladies is the Canadian rock bank that has just released their 12th studio album Silverball. Produced by Gavin Brown, who has also worked with the likes of Lady Gaga, Metric and Billy Talent, Silverball is a 13 track LP that adds to the already mountainous discography released by the band that formed back in 1988.
The album’s lead single Say What You Want, will be performed alongside a number of other new tracks that have been said by frontman Robertson to hold a “lot of energy”, however this will not deter the band from performing all time classics such as One Week, Pinch Me and If I Had $1,000,000.
Throughout their active years, Barenaked Ladies have been nominated for a mountain of awards that includes 2 Grammys and several Juno Awards, with the band winning accolades by Juno, Billboard and The World Music Awards for Album of The Year for Gordon, Group Of The Year and Single Of The Year for Enid, demonstrating how strong the band’s back catalogue is.
Amongst the Barenaked Ladies fans is Sir Paul McCartney of The Beatles, who has said that the band have harmonies that are “right on” and a range that he could never have.
Barenaked Ladies have already embarked on their Silverball tour, kicking off the journey on the day of release, with a string of Canadian dates taking place throughout the next 2 months. The UK leg of the tour will take place in September with the band visiting Manchester’s The Ritz on Wednesday the 30th of September.
The Ritz is one of Manchester’s most iconic music venues, having hosted the likes of The Smiths, The Happy Mondays, R.E.M, The Stone Roses, The Arctic Monkeys and more since its conversion from a dance hall in the 1960’s. The Ritz was incredibly important during the rise of the Manchester music scene during the 1980’s and early 90’s and underwent a £2 million refurbishment in 2011 to become the venue that it is today. In the coming months The Ritz will host Modest Mouse, British Sea Power, Action Bronson and The Strypes before Barenaked Ladies take to the stage on September 30th.
Support Annouced as: Colin Hay.