Anticipation for country group Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans is high in Revelstoke, with tickets to their Feb. 3 show at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre sold out months ago.
The upcoming show is bound to get the feet tapping as the band celebrates their lively new album Things That Can’t Be Undone, recorded in the heart of country music in Nashville, with 2016 Grammy nominated producer Dave Cobb.
Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre manager Miriam Manley said she was not surprised that local fans had come out of the woodwork.
“We have been trying to book Corb Lund for the last couple of years but this year I got serious and put in an offer really early,” she said. “We knew they would sell well, and we were excited to have Corb Lund as our season headliner, but we had no idea it would sell out so fast.”
Corb Lund has an array of awards to back his popularity, including a Juno Award and multiple Canadian Gold Records to his name. He has also won the Canadian Country Music Awards Roots Artist of the Year eight times in a row.
“Corb Lund is very popular musician, with an original sound and some great songs,” Manley said. “The band has toured extensively in and around B.C. but has never come to Revelstoke. Fans may have travelled to see him or have heard his music and never had a chance to see him live, so they have jumped at the chance to see him here.”
As a fourth-generation rancher, Lund knows his genre of country music well but he is also the former front man of the punk and metal band The Smalls.
Since releasing the album Cabin Fever in 2012, which shot to number one in Canada, Lund and his band have toured extensively. Their upcoming show in Revelstoke follows a tour of the the Netherlands, Germany and England.
On Lund’s website, Things That Can’t Be Undone is described as being influenced heavily by the ’60s and ’70s rock and country.
“I would like to think it’s a healthy balance of pushing our stylistic boundaries and pushing our audience’s ears, but keeping it familiar enough so that they’re not totally alienated,” a comment from Lund reads. “I think I’ve trained them by now to expect different things.”
For Lund fans that may have missed out on tickets, Manley said the centre will possibly have a few more.
“We may be releasing a handful of held tickets on the day of the show but I have a waiting list for these already,” Manley said.
Tickets: SOLD OUT
When: Wednesday February 3, 2016 – 7:30pm.
Where: Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre
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