SUMMERSIDE – Revered Canadian rockers The Trews will hit the road in Atlantic Canada from Nov. 7 through Nov. 19, performing a string of unplugged acoustic shows. One of those shows will be an intimate performance in the Veterans Convention Centre at Credit Union Place in Summerside.
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The Trews include lead vocalist/guitarist Colin MacDonald, guitarist John-Angus MacDonald, drummer Sean Dalton, and bassist Jack Syperek.
While the band has built its reputation belting their high-energy, arena-ready rock anthems from stages across the globe, this time out, audiences will get a glimpse of another side of this multi-faceted foursome.
The Trews – lead vocalist/guitarist Colin MacDonald, guitarist John-Angus MacDonald, drummer Sean Dalton, and bassist Jack Syperek – enjoy a career that is still focused on rock, but also look forward to presenting their songs in the way they were written.
“We’ve always had this other side of us, which is three acoustic guitars and a hand drum,” says Colin. “Changing things up helps keep us inspired and gives us a chance to showcase some of the intricacies of our music.”
The intimate, stripped-down nature of these performances will bring the band’s soaring, interwoven harmonies and sharp sense of dynamics and melody to the forefront of the experience.
“It also appeals to a different audience and lets us play for people we wouldn’t usually get to,” adds Colin, noting the sets will contain re-imaginings of hits and fan favourites from the band’s extensive back catalogue and maybe a wee taste of what’s to come from their pending new album.
While the tour-de-force that is The Trews’ rock show has earned them slots supporting the likes of The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Plant, and KISS, they’ve amassed a fair share of accolades through their acoustic work. The band’s hugely successful live acoustic CD/DVD “Friends & Total Strangers” was nominated for a JUNO Award while the single “Sing Your Heart Out” earned the band an International Acoustic Music Award in the AAA/Alternative category.
The Trews are hard at work on a new full-length album scheduled for release in 2014, but for now, the aim is to stun spectators from the stage with tight, retuned takes of well-known tracks. The ability to draw from their most recent EP “thank you and I’m sorry…,” four full-length studio albums – two certified Gold in Canada – and 13 Top 10 Canadian singles will only allure fans new and old to explore this special side of the band.
Tickets are available at the venue box offices. Details and links to purchase online at: www.thetrewsmusic.com/tour/.