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TORONTO, ON – Today, multi-platinum selling Canadian rockers Big Wreck announced they are hitting the road to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of their debut album In Loving Memory Of  (True North Records). In Loving Memory Of garnered the band’s first three Top 10 singles, “The Oaf,” “That Song,” and “Blown Wide Open” and earned a double platinum certification. The 35-date North American tour will see Big Wreck playing In Loving Memory Of in its entirety in addition to fan favourites from their vast catalogue of music. The Canadian leg of the tour will kick off January 18, 2018 in Peterborough, ON and wraps on March 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. Also announced, Friday, November 3, will see the release of the band’s third single “Digging In” from their successful fifth studio album Grace Street (ole label group / Anthem Entertainment Group).

“It was obviously an important album for us because it was our first, and really put us on the map” says frontman Ian Thornley. “I think the record stands up today as well as it did then. The songs still resonate with us as much as the more recent albums. It will be fun to play a lot of these older songs that we wouldn’t get a chance to play in another setting, and a great opportunity for fans to hear them live. Can’t believe it’s been twenty years!”

In honour of the 20th Anniversary celebrations a limited number of VIP ticket packages will be available beginning Friday, November 3, 2017.  The package includes access to a private “Soundcheck Experience” performance by Big Wreck, premium ticket, exclusive merchandise including a signed limited edition vinyl pressing of In Loving Memory OfBig Wreck branded guitar picks housed in a commemorative tin, as well as a VIP laminate and lanyard.

VIP ticket packages can be purchased here.

Formed in the early 90s all five original members met while attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. After the release of their sophomore record “The Pleasure and the Greed”, they disbanded shortly after. In 2012, Big Wreck reunited after a decade long hiatus with the release of Albatross, which debuted at #5 on the Top 200 SoundScan chart in Canada (their highest debut to date) and hit #25 on the US Billboard Heatseekers chart.

The title-track from Albatross earned Big Wreck the title as the first Canadian band to hit #1 on the Canadian Rock Radio chart in over a year, a position they went on to maintain for six weeks. Albatross received a 2013 JUNO Award nomination for “Rock Album of the Year” and earned the band another three Top 10 Canadian Rock Radio singles. Their 2014 follow-up Ghosts debuted at #5 on the Canadian Albums Chart and #4 on the US Billboard Heatseekers chart. Ghosts would be the band’s second JUNO nominated album for “Rock Album of the Year” in 2015. In 2016, Big Wreck‘s first single “One Good Piece of Me” off their 5th studio album, Grace Street (ole label group / Anthem Entertainment Group) was the #1 added single for Rock Radio and Top Downloaded song the week of November 11, 2016.

Download press images here.

American Express presale begins on Wednesday November 7th at 10am local time.

Fanclub presale begins on Friday November 3rd at 10am local time.

General public can purchase tickets on Friday November 10th at 10am local time.

More information on how to purchase tickets can be found here.

2018 In Loving Memory Of North American Tour Dates:

January 18, 2018 The Venue Peterborough, ON  
January 19, 2018 Rebel Toronto, ON 
January 20,, 2018 Corona Theatre Montreal, QC
January 22, 2018 Tide & Boar Ballroom Moncton, NB
January 23, 2018 Boyce’s Farmer’s Market Fredericton, NB
January 24,, 2018 PEI Brewery Co. Charlottetown, PEI
January 25, 2018 Marquee Ballroom Halifax, NS
January 27, 2018 Algonquin Commons Ottawa, ON
January 29, 2018 Exhibition Hall Watertown, NY
January 31, 2018 The Foundry Philadelphia, PA
February 1, 2018 Jergel’s Rhythm Grille Pittsburgh, PA
February 2, 2018 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
February 3, 2018 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
February 6, 2018 Oshawa Music Hall Oshawa, ON
February 8, 2018 Maxwell’s Waterloo, ON
February 9, 2018 The London Music Hall London, ON
February 10, 2018 FirstOntario Concert Hall Hamilton, ON
February 11, 2018 St. Andrew’s Hall Detroit, MI
February 13, 2018 The Machine Shop Sault Ste. Marie, ON
February 15, 2018 Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg, MB
February 16, 2018 The 40 Brandon, MB
February 17, 2018 Casino Regina Regina, SK
February 19, 2018 O’Brian’s Saskatoon, SK
February 20, 2018 Bo’s Bar and Grill Red Deer, AB
February 22, 2018 Better Than Fred’s Grand Prairie, AB
February 23, 2018 Casino Whitecourt Whitecourt, AB
February 24, 2018 The Starlite Edmonton, AB
February 25, 2018 The Starlite Edmonton, AB
February 27, 2018 Vanier Hall Prince George, BC
March 1, 2018 The Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
March 2, 2018 The Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
March 3, 2018 Sugar Victoria, BC
March 5, 2018 Kelowna Community Theatre Kelowna, BC
March 6, 2018 The Crocodile Seattle, WA
March 8, 2018 The Independent San Francisco, CA
March 9, 2018 Constellation Room Santa Ana, CA
March 10, 2018 The Roxy West Hollywood, CA