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January 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Blenders Special Concert
Doors open 7:30 pm.
Music starts 8:30 pm.
Tickets: $40 at Pharmasave
4 Specials pass: $120
(4 shows for the price of 3)
Canadian rock icons, 54.40 will be coming to Swift Current on Thursday, January 28th to perform their hits acoustically at the Lyric Theatre. The pop/rock band, consisting of Neil Osborne, Dave Genn, Matt Johnson and Brad Merritt, have been together for over 30 years and has been known as one of the more important popular music groups to emerge from the Canadian culture landscape.
Lead by chief songwriter, Osborne, 54.40 has carved out a legacy of gold and platinum albums and an outstanding reputation for their live performance that carries through to this day. The secret to their longevity is their ability to redefine and reinvent themselves, taking longtime fans on a ride that is bound to pick up new young fans along the way. To experience 54.40 in concert is to experience how songs have touched and continue to touch people’s lives: each show is an extraordinary affair that bridges the gaps of generations through a shared love of music.
When asked about their track record Matt Johnson once commented, “one thing we hear consistently is ‘I didn’t know you guys had so many hits,’ but we just consider ourselves songwriters. We enjoy the craft and whether we’re trying to write an eight-minute epic or just a three-minute pop song, it’s very enjoyable for us and we’re not afraid to do either.”
After recording a couple of independent releases in the early 80s, they signed with Warner Brothers in the United States and released four albums. In 1991, 54.40 found a new home on Columbia Records at Sony Music Canada. In thirty years, the band has toured throughout the world, released nine more albums, received numerous awards and achieved almost a dozen Top-10 hit singles.
The last of the ‘Special Concert’ series by Blenders, 54.40 is sure to provide an excellent evening of great music and enthralling lyrics. Tickets are $40 and are available at Pharmasave. Doors at the Lyric Theatre will open at 7:30pm and the music will begin at 8:30pm. For more information about the show or the Blenders Music Series please call Shann Gowan at 306-778-2686, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This concert would not be possible without the support and encouragement of our main show sponsor, Brad Gross with BMO Nesbitt Burns.