Big WreckDATE Fri November 17, 2023 Friday 17 November 2023 Door Time: 7PM Show Time: 8:00 pm
General Admission $49.99 (plus HST and Service Fee)
Bleachers/Accessible $59.99 (plus HST and Service Fee)
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Age restriction: All ages
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The Molson Canadian Centre at Casino New Brunswick presents: Big Wreck!
In the early weeks of 2020, the members of Big Wreck were returning home after a heavy
few months of touring, ready to settle into a cyclical period of workshopping and
woodshedding new material. Of course, an emerging global pandemic unwelcomely
extended a few months of creative respite into nearly a year-and-a-half of inactivity and
uncertainty. But borrowing whatever adage you’d like about lemonade or open windows,
frontman Ian Thornley and his bandmates decided to take full advantage of the
Despite its relatively short runtime, the collection encapsulates the raw, anthemic
rock of their inaugural LPs – 1997’s In Loving Memory of… and 2001’s The Pleasure and
the Greed – and edgy eclecticism of their more recent JUNO-nominated offerings since
reforming in 2012, including 2019’s dynamic …But for the Sun.
“Bombs Away” is arguably the heaviest we’ve heard Big Wreck to date, with a
thundering palm-muted riff exploding out of an ominous acoustic guitar intro to anchor
the musical intensity and lyrical urgency. The beautifully orchestrated “Fields” is upbeat
and uplifting, sure to have longtime fans feeling right at home, while the absolutely
smoking “High on the Hog” gives everyone a chance to flex their chops and serves as an
earnest reminder of Thornley’s impressive range and impactful prowess as a vocalist.
“It was a lot of fun playing with this rhythm section,” Thornley notes. “Things
ended up going in a direction they weren’t going to go when we first came into the
studio, but as a musician, I love being thrown curveballs.”
The moratorium on live concerts through the pandemic may be the biggest
curveball of his career, considering Big Wreck’s penchant and reputation for impactful
performances. They’re hungry to get back to bombarding audiences with their signature
brand of rock, and fortunately, their latest work was seemingly built for the big festival
stages and headlining runs.
Indeed, from both the stereo and stage, Big Wreck are sure to leave fans satiated
and, considering the breadth of fresh and familiar sounds in their latest tour de force,
anticipating where they might musically venture next.
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Front Row Seating
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