Our Lady Peace, I Mother Earth to perform in Kelowna

...Both bands are excited to reunite 20 years later to once again perform for their fans across the country.

  • Mon Jun 20th, 2016 10:00am
  • Life


Our Lady Peace and I Mother Earth will perform in Kelowna Oct. 16.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 24 at 10 a.m. local time. Fans also have the option of purchasing the Acoustic Happy Hour VIP Package, which includes a private combined acoustic performance by Our Lady Peace and I Mother Earth, Meet and Greet with the bands, limited edition signed tour poster, souvenir laminate and more.

Having toured together in the mid-’90s for their breakthrough albums—Naveed and Dig— both bands are excited to reunite 20 years later to once again perform for their fans across the country.

“We’ve always had immense respect for I Mother Earth,” said Our Lady Peace frontman, Raine Maida. “From their very first album Dig, the tour that followed and the Edgefests after that they solidified themselves as a seminal Canadian rock band. To share the stage again is exciting both for our common fans and selfishly for us as well.”

“We’re really excited to be going back out on the road with our friends in OLP,” said I Mother Earth drummer, Christian Tanna.

“This is something we discussed last year at a show we played together…that it felt `right’. Both bands have amazing fans that have been with us from the beginning. We actually toured together on our debut albums and have been friends ever since. When Edwin rejoined I Mother Earth to do the anniversary shows for Scenery and Fish we thought this would be a great way to do something fun for our fans, friends and, actually, ourselves. I think I can speak for both bands and say that we can’t wait to get this started.”

Over their 25-year career, Our Lady Peace, consisting of Raine Maida, Duncan Coutts and Steve Mazur, has become one of Canada’s best-known, most beloved and best-selling bands. They’ve amassed four JUNO Awards, four CASBYs, 10 Much Music Video Awards. Their second album, Clumsy, sold more than a million units in Canada alone, qualifying it for the almost-impossible-to-attain Diamond Award, and the only alt-rock album in Canadian history ever to reach that level.

Brothers Christian and Jagori Tanna met vocalist Edwin in the early 90’s, spawning one of Canada’s most critically acclaimed bands. I Mother Earth ended an eight year hiatus in 2012 with two sold out shows at Toronto’s Sound Academy, and in 2016 announced the return of original vocalist Edwin, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band’s benchmark album Scenery and Fish. The album featured four Top 10 Hits in Canada including “Raspberry”, “Another Sunday”, “Used to be Alright”, and “One More Astronaut”.

To buy tickets go to  selectyourtickets.com, call 250-762-5050 or head to the  Prospera Place Box Office.