Produced by: Kesey Enterprises
Date: Friday, October 21, 2022
Event type: All Ages, General Admission
Doors open at: 7 p.m.
Show starts at: 8 p.m.
Tickets: Advance tickets are all ages general admission and available Friday, June 17 at 10am for $25 online at TicketsWest.
Unless sold out, tickets will also be available at the McDonald Theatre Box Office on the day of the show for $30 beginning at 5:30 p.m. when the Box Office opens.
The general admission concert is open to everyone of all ages
All tickets subject to service charges and /or user fees.
Toronto-based five-piece Alvvays combine their fuzzy, jangly indie pop with infectious, sugary melodies that recall the likes of Scottish outfit Teenage Fanclub and nod to the U.K. post-punk act the Dolly Mixture. Lead vocalist Molly Rankin — the daughter of John Morris Rankin from the popular Canadian folk family group the Rankin Family — was joined by childhood neighbor Kerri MacLellan on keyboards, and met guitarist Alec O’Hanley at a show as a teenager before they proceeded to write music together.
Rankin self-released a solo EP in 2010 with the help of O’Hanley before bringing the rest of Alvvays together, with Brian Murphy (bass) and Phil MacIsaac (drums) joining the fold. They then toured heavily, supporting the likes of Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Peter Bjorn and John, while busily working on new songs. The band enlisted fellow countryman and musician Chad VanGaalen to record sessions for their debut album at his Calgary studio in 2013, and also worked with Holy Fuck’s Graham Walsh and producer John Agnello (Kurt Vile, the Hold Steady).