Midland Cultural Centre
||Wednesday Oct. 17 - 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
WED · OCTOBER 17, 2018
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Tickets $35.00 PLUS HST & FEES
Strawbs album, Hero & Heroine, has been listed by Rolling Stone magazine as “one of the 50 greatest prog rock albums of all time”. It is the band’s biggest seller worldwide and was certified gold in North America. In the USA Strawbs had seven consecutive albums in the Billboard Top 200.
Dave Cousins, founder member, has been described by All Music Guide as: “the most talented Dylaninfluenced songwriter to come out of England”. He recently released his long awaited, and critically acclaimed, autobiography Exorcising Ghosts: Strawbs and Other Lives. It was listed by influential critic Richie Unterberger in his “Top 10 of 2014 rock books”
The Strawbs are as busy as ever and have no plans on sailing off into the sunset. This year, the band will mount their final full electric tour of Canada. The line-up will include original members Dave Cousins, Dave Lambert, Chas Cronk and Tony Fernandez, all of whom recorded on the classic Strawbs albums of the 1970s. Rounding out the lineup will be keyboardist Dave Bainbridge of the band, Iona. It has been quite a few years since the full electric Strawbs has toured Canada so be sure to catch them at the MCC on October 17th.
Strawbs are often mentioned in the same breath as progressive rock bands like Yes, King Crimson, and The Moody Blues.