Quintessential 90’s Canadian alt-rock band, Barenaked Ladies returned to Victoria’s Save On Foods Memorial Arena for an intimate concert.

The night was filled with familiar tunes like “Brian Wilson,” “Pinch Me,” “One Week,” and of course “If I Had A Million Dollars.” All of which were sung at the top of the lungs of every audience member, because BNL (yes, the deserve a short hand) is a religion to their fans. Seemingly the entire crowd also knew plenty of the band’s new material off their latest effort, Silverball.

Highlights of the evening included the four piece’s seamless harmonies that they’ve been known for over the last twenty-seven years, being joined by Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea for their cover Bruce Cockburn’s “Lover’s In A Dangerous Time (Kick at the Darkness),” and Ed Robertson’s improvisation.

During their encore BNL changed things up with drummer Tyler Stewart taking on the roll of lead singer while Ed Robertson wailed on the drums. Their cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll” was literally a show stopper. It was a fantastic endcap to an amazing concert from the Canadian rock legends.

Review by Tyson Elder and photos by Kirsten James of Rocktographers

Quintessential 90's Canadian alt-rock band, Barenaked Ladies returned to Victoria's Save On Foods Memorial Arena for an…

Posted by Victoria Buzz on Friday, October 23, 2015

Quintessential 90's Canadian alt-rock band, Barenaked Ladies returned to Victoria's Save On Foods Memorial Arena for an…

Posted by Victoria Buzz on Friday, October 23, 2015

Quintessential 90's Canadian alt-rock band, Barenaked Ladies returned to Victoria's Save On Foods Memorial Arena for an…

Posted by Victoria Buzz on Friday, October 23, 2015

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