Matt Mays & July Talk LIVE IN HALIFAX
January 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
JUNO Award-winning Canadian rock bands Matt Mays and July Talk are teaming up this winter for shows at the Currie Center in Fredericton on Friday, Jan. 19 and the Scotiabank Centre Concert Bowl in Halifax on Saturday, Jan. 20. Special guest for both shows is Toronto’s The Beaches.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m.
Halifax tickets are $37.50 – $57.50 (including tax and service fee) and will be available at the Ticket Atlantic box office, all participating Atlantic Superstores, by phone at (902) 451-1221 (1-877-451-1221) and online at sonicconcerts.com. Additional fees may apply. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Matt Mays released his sixth studio album, Once Upon a Hell of a Time, on Oct. 20. Five years and a handful of locales in the making; starting with the LA studio once owned by Elliott Smith and with sessions at The Farm Studios in Vancouver, The Sonic Temple in Halifax, The Boiler Room in New York and Breakglass Studios in Montreal, the bulk of the album was recorded with co-producer Loel Campbell (Wintersleep) during a two-month period in Montreal during the summer of 2016. Among the albums 13 tracks are “Faint of Heart” and “NYC Girls”. Mays’ last album Coyote (2012) took home the 2014 JUNO Award for Rock Album of the Year.
Watch “Faint of Heart”: https://youtu.be/L7R0EmtnuhQ
Known for their explosive live performances, July Talk return to the east coast after selling out shows throughout Atlantic Canada, including Fredericton and Halifax, earlier this year. The band’s latest album, Touch, includes the gold certified first single “Push + Pull”, which held the number one spot at radio for 12 weeks, “Picturing Love”, “Beck + Call”, and the recently released single, “Lola + Joseph”. Touch is the highly anticipated follow up to the band’s 2012 self-titled debut and took home the 2017 JUNO Award for Alternative Album of the Year.
The Beaches recently released their latest album, Late Show. Filled with killer guitar riffs and poignant lyrics, the album includes the singles “Give It Up” and “Money”. Comprised of sisters Jordan and Kylie Miller (on lead vocals/bass and guitar, respectively), Eliza Enman-McDaniel on drums, and Leandra Earl on keys and guitar, the band has a natural kismet that shines through on each of their tracks and in their live performance. The band has performed at major festivals, including Osheaga and Wayhome, opened for Eagles of Death Metal and are currently on tour supporting Death From Above.