Barenaked Ladies Announce Canadian Tour!

Exciting news for Canadian Barenaked Ladies fans! Today they announced their Canadian Fall tour, in conjunction with Canada 150. 

Below are the announced dates:

09.30 – North Bay, ON – Capitol Centre

10.02 – Parry Sound, ON – Stockey Centre

10.03 – Oakville, ON – Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

10.04 – Oakville, ON – Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

10.06 – Brampton, ON – Rose Theatre

10.10 – St Catharines, ON – FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

10.11 – Sarnia, ON – Imperial Theatre

10.12 – Brantford, ON – Sanderson Centre

10.14 – Kingston, ON – The Grand Theatre

10.16 – Charlottetown, PE – Confederation Centre of the Arts

10.18 – Halifax, NS – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

10.20 – Liverpool, NS – Queens Place Emera Centre

10.21 – Moncton, NB – Casino New Brunswick

10.23 – Belleville, ON – The Empire Theatre

10.24 – Peterborough, ON – Showplace Performance Centre

10.26 – Burlington, ON – The Burlington Performing Arts Centre

11.01 – Prince Albert, SK – E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts

11.02 – Camrose, AB – Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre

11.03 – Fort Saskatchewan, AB – Dow Centennial Centre (Shell Theatre)

11.06 – Red Deer, AB – Red Deer Memorial Centre

11.07 – Trail, BC – Charles Bailey Theatre

11.08 – Cranbrook, BC – Key City Theatre

11.09 – Vernon, BC – Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre

11.11 – Kamloops, BC – Sagebrush Theatre

*NEW* Barenaked Ladies Contest!

bnlcontestgraphicAre you ready for a new contest for an awesome Barenaked Ladies prize? Today is your lucky day!

What do Barenaked Ladies mean to you? Share with us in a picture, a poem, a story, the sky is the limit! Be as creative as you want in showing us what the band means to you.

We (the admins of BNL Fans) will pick our three favorite entries, and then you, the fellow fans, will vote on your favorite to win a pair of Tyler’s drumsticks!

Email your submission to barenakedladiesfans@gmail.com by February 15, 2017. Winner will be picked on or around February 28, 2017.

We can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

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The winner will be chosen by vote of your fellow fans and notified via email. You will have 24 hours to respond with your mailing address. Only one entry per email address. Open to all BNL fans worldwide. Your first name will be used on social media to announce the winner. All entries have the possibility of being shared on social media and our website.

Canadian Summer Tour!

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According to Tyler, who was a guest on The Social the last two days, there will be a Barenaked Ladies Canadian Summer Tour next year in association with Canada 150! Get ready for a great summer Canadian fans!
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He also confirms that Barenaked Ladies are currently in the studio working on new music. Tyler said that they are working with The Persuasions, an A capella vocal group.

Tyler said, “We’ll be on the road this summer touring around Canada and touring new music.”

So, it looks like a Canadian summer tour in 2017!  Stay tuned to Barenaked Ladies Fans for the latest on this great news!

Exclusive BNL Pics from the Charlotte LSOE 2016 Show

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We have the pleasure of presenting you some exclusive shots from 6/29/16 show by the talented Nicole Lowe.  Thanks Nicole!  Her vast collection of awesome shots from many bands over the years can be found here http://www.tradinpaintandmusicphotography.com/ and she can be contacted via Twitter @ecbgiggles or follow her on Instagram @tpmusicphoto

*CONTEST* Win a copy of Barenaked Ladies new album BNL Rocks Red Rocks! 

Are you ready for the release of Barenaked Ladies new album, BNL Rocks Red Rocks? We know we are!


Barenaked Ladies Fans is giving you a chance to WIN A COPY! How do you win? “Like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and email us at Barenakedladiesfans@gmail.com with the subject line “Win BNLRRR”. Winner will be picked from all eligible emails received. 

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The winner will be chosen at random from all eligible email entities by Friday May 27th and notified via email. You will have 24 hours to respond with your mailing address. Only one entry per email address. Open to all BNL fans worldwide. Your first name will be used on social media to announce the winner. 

New *EXCLUSIVE* interview with Barenaked Ladies drummer Tyler Stewart!

Ahead of this week’s release of BNL Rocks Red Rocks, Barenaked Ladies Fans had a chat with Tyler about the upcoming album release, LSOE2016, and he took the time to answer some of YOUR questions! Enjoy!

bnluniversal17BNLFans: First off, what made you guys decide to release BNL Rocks Red Rocks?

Tyler: The show was initially recorded for a television special on AXS TV and we realized afterwards that we had a really great show that night. Red Rocks is such a great, historic venue; everyone is always on and ready to rock there, so we thought ‘What the heck, why not put out a live record.’ We don’t have a live record that represents the four-piece yet even though we’re already 7 years into the band line-up, so now is the time to document how awesome we are!

BNLFans: Everyone is excited LSOE is back! Do you see this as an ongoing summer thing for many years to come? Who would you like to tour with in the future on LSOE, even if it is someone you already have?

Tyler: We’re going to keep doing Last Summer On Earth – maybe not every summer, but we’ll do it again and again until it actually is the last summer on Earth. The world was supposed to end in 2012 according to the Mayans, and the Mayans were wrong – we keep on having Summer, but we have faith in the Mayans. Maybe one day there will be a total apocalypse but we’re going to keep doing this Last Summer On Earth tour and calling it that until then!

We’d really like to tour with Zeppelin, Sabbath, and Judas Priest one summer… I think we have offers into them right now and we’re just waiting to hear back from them. 😉

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BNLFans: What are your favorite OMD and Howard Jones songs? Have you seen either in concert before?

Tyler: I saw Howard Jones years ago at Kingswood Music Theatre and he was awesome. I’m going to say my favorite Howard Jones song is either “New Song” or “Things Can Only Get Better” – it’s a toss up! Although, there’s a dark horse in there: Pearl In The Shell – that’s a good one! Yeah, now that I’m writing it down I’m going to go with “Pearl In The Shell” as my favorite Howard Jones Song.

Now OMD – I really love “(Forever) Live and Die”. That’s a great song, but OMD has so many damn hits it’s almost ridiculous. “Locomotion” is pretty darn good too.

BNLFans: When you are not playing with BNL, who are your favorite musicians to play / jam with?

Tyler: The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and Frank Sinatra…

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Besides those guys, I play with a couple other bands. I play with the Black Aces which is just one other guy besides me, Marc Hickox. We recently got shut down at a radio gig we were doing by the landlord of the building because we were too freakin loud and too rock n roll for the studio space in Etobicoke, ON… which actually used to be called The Noise Factory. So that tells you how kick ass the Black Aces are!

I also play with my high school friends in a group called Pogo Rodeo. We got together about 4 years ago for a buddy’s 50th birthday. We used to play rockabilly and country tinged rock n roll and that’s what we still play. I played with them 30 years ago and we went 25 years or more without playing together and then we stepped right back into it. Now we’ve been doing small gigs in the Toronto area with all proceeds usually going to Cancer charities so it’s been kinda fun to get together with those guys again.

Now we are moving on to the fan submitted questions!



What do you do with all of the underwear and stuffed monkeys that have been thrown on stage after the shows are over? —Laura Groves

Tyler: Jim wears the underwear….. I don’t think Jim has bought new underwear since 1991! 😉kevinandjim
Kev has managed to collect most of the stuffed monkeys on his keyboard stand. There’s always hundreds of monkeys looking out at the audience. Sometimes if there’s a particularly cute one, we’ll bring it home; although, most of our daughters are too old for stuffed monkeys now. If they were throwing us Justin Bieber or stuffed Drake dolls, or game worn jerseys from Steph Curry, I think our kids would like those better but the stuffed monkeys always find a good home.

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What gestures of appreciation have fans done in the past that you remember/enjoyed? – (Monkeys, Underwear, Cookies) – Any requests for LSOE 2016? –David Stafford

Tyler: I always appreciate when people make art based on our art. Whether it’s a set of baseball cards, a portrait, a photobook, or even baked goods. The baked goods aren’t really based on our art, they’re more based on our insatiable desire for sweets which is nice. It’s all fun and games though until someone gets diabetes… that’s all I’m saying! Thank you guys for the baked goods but perhaps now is the time to bring us 9 celery stalks and a bowl of low-fat baba ganoush!

Besides food, maybe a bike ride around town, and pinball arcades for Ed, what are some things you enjoy doing at stops along the way as you tour? –Derek Ormond

Tyler: We do nothing but those things! Sometimes we take in either sporting events like a baseball or hockey game, or we’ll catch a movie or hit an art gallery. That’s something that Kevin likes to always do is go to the local art gallery in every town. You’re able to gain a bit of the culture when you’re out on the road. You can get stuck living in your own little bubble where the only art around you is your own, or your own music – so if we get a chance to take in someone else who is creating art, we all jump at that opportunity.

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How do you continue to craft and sing such fantastic harmonies? –Nicholas Hoffnagle

Tyler: I think the vocals have always been a big part of our music and we’re blessed with 4 pretty good singers but also with guys who really know how to arrange vocals. Kevin went to the St. Michaels Choir School for his formative education; I think it was Kindergarten through grades 10 or 11 or so. Jim is an arranger as well – his mom was a piano teacher and also the choir director for his church choir, so they would often rehearse at Jim’s house. Both Jim and Andy were immersed with harmony, theory and things like that, so it comes pretty easy to those guys and that really helps when we’re arranging a vocal part. The two of them have such good chops in that department, so as long as they tell me what to sing I can usually manage to stay in tune long enough to get a good take.

Will you guys be paying tribute to the many musical geniuses that we lost in the past year as part of your tour this summer? –@williamkaminski

Tyler: Well, I don’t know that yet – we haven’t rehearsed any Bowie, Eagles, Prince, Motorhead yet. Although…. Motorhead… hmmmm 😉

What is the song you wish would be requested during live shows, but rarely or never is?–@DaniCarbery

Tyler: I really enjoy playing “Ordinary” from our album All In Good Time – that’s a fun one. We might break that one out this Summer, so we’ll see. Today actually, “Limits” from Grinning Streak came on my shuffle – I know we opened a tour with that track but we haven’t played it since. I wouldn’t mind going back to that one again either.

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Tell us some of the best hijinks/pranks you play on each other while on tour? –@Mil_Feirn

Tyler: Hijinks… crazy pranks… That time when Ed stole all of my pants, and I had to do the entire tour with my junk hanging out. That was hilarious – do you remember that? That was on the 1994 Maybe You Should Drive Tour! If you don’t remember it, you weren’t there… Or it didn’t happen. Hmmm, I wonder what’s the truth!
The crew do some funny pranks though. They’ll collect the bras and underwear that gets thrown on the stage, and they’ll hang it from the mic stands of the opening act so when they come out to play their show, the stage is festooned with panties!

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Thanks to Tyler for taking the time to answer our questions!

Barenaked Ladies return to UK for more tour dates!

  

UK fans asked, and Barenaked Ladies listened! Today, the band announced additional tour dates for September. 

Sept 2 – O2 ABC, Glasgow

Sept 4 – O2 Academy, Bournemouth 

Sept 6 –  Tramshed, Cardiff

Sept 7 – O2 Academy, Liverpool

Sept 8 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge 

VIP tickets go on sale Wednesday at 9am local time through the band’s website Barenakedladies.com. Public on-sale is Friday. 

These dates are in addition to the previously announced show at Roundhouse in London on Sept 9. 

The Smithsonian is looking for YOUR Barenaked Ladies pictures!

Barenaked Ladies Fans is excited to be working with The Smithsonian to help bring Barenaked Ladies to the story of Rock ‘n’ Roll!

 
The Smithsonian is looking for YOUR photos of Barenaked Ladies, from concert shots to casual encounters with the band and everything inbetween. They are complying the best of the best to be included in several upcoming projects on the history of rock ‘n’ roll at the Smithsonian. 

We are so pleased that The Smithsonian reached out to Barenaked Ladies Fans to help get BNL in this great project, so head over to their website, http://rockandroll.si.edu/ and submit your favorite shots!  And be sure to share them with us too!