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The Tea Party (Photo by Francesca-Ludikar; image courtesy of Artpark & Company)
The Tea Party (Photo by Francesca-Ludikar; image courtesy of Artpark & Company)

Canadian rock supergroups Big Wreck, Headstones, Moist and The Tea Party bring 'Saints and Sinners' tour to Artpark


Mon, Jan 20th 2020 10:45 am

July 16 at Artpark Amphitheater

Artpark & Funtime will present the “Saints and Sinners 2020 Tour,” bringing together four legendary Canadian rock bands: Big Wreck, Headstones, Moist and The Tea Party on Thursday, July 16, in the Artpark Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24.

Big Wreck was formed in Boston in the mid ’90s by Toronto-native Ian Thornley (guitars/vocals) and Americans Brian Doherty (guitars), Forrest Williams (drums) and Dave Henning (bass), while students at the Berklee College of Music. Their 1997 debut album, “In Loving Memory,” is certified double-Platinum in Canada and featured the chart-topping singles “Blown Wide Open,” “That Song” and “The Oaf.”

Headstones formed in Kingston, Ontario, in 1987. Hugh Dillon led members Trent Carr and Tim White into becoming a band synonymous with the real Canadian road-worn punk. Their hit singles include “Smile and Wave,” “Cemetery,” “longwaytoneverland” and “Devil’s on Fire.” Currently joining Dillon, Carr and White onstage and in the studio are Steve Carr, Rick Van Dyk and Jesse Labovitz.

Moist are two-time Juno Award winners and one of Canada’s most popular, acclaimed alternative rock bands. Moist’s songs feature great, sometimes enigmatic, lyrical depth and virtuosic musicianship. Favorite tracks include “Push,” “Gasoline,” “Resurrection,” “Silver” and “Breathe.”

With a career spanning over 20 years and nine major-label releases, The Tea Party, composed of Jeff Martin, Jeff Burrows and Stuart Chatwood, have successfully gained the attention of fans on a worldwide level. In addition to selling over 1.8 million records worldwide, they have toured countless times throughout Canada, the U.S., Europe, and Australia. Much of the band’s success can be attributed to their larger-than-life stage presence.

Gates open at 5 p.m.

Advance front-of-stage tickets are $60, while advance general admission bowl seats are $45 each. no chairs will be permitted. Tickets will be available online at tickets.com and artpark.net, by phone at 1-888-223-6000, or in person at the Artpark box office, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays). Listed ticket prices include facility fee; additional service fees apply for online and phone orders. Ticket prices increase $5 on the day of the show.

Artpark has introduced a new “Artparker Membership” program, offering exclusive benefits including ticket presales, priority access at concerts, complimentary beverages and free reserved parking. “Artparker” memberships help not-for-profit Artpark & Company sustain and grow many free and low-cost programs offered in the park all summer long, including: “Music in the Woods,” “Family Saturdays,” “Family Movie Nights,” “Fairy House Festival,” “Strawberry Moon Festival,” Artpark Theatre Academy, visual arts camps, art installations, and the “Artpark Bridges” community outreach program. Click here for more information or to sign up.

Visit artpark.net for information on summer events and programs. Additional concert announcements are coming soon.

Big Wreck (Image courtesy of Artpark & Company)

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