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Review: Big Wreck & Monster Truck Rock Edmonton Heading to Sask April 4th and 5th

Big Wreck & Monster Truck live at the Midway in Edmonton

by Janice Stobie-Rushton

Live music is back in a big way.

Big Wreck is back on the road again, together with Monster Truck and BRKN LOVE, they have been blowing the roofs off on their Western Canada tour. Next stop Moose Jaw Cultural Centre April 4th and The Roxy Theatre in Saskatoon April 5th.

Big Wreck is touring off their latest release, Big Wreck 7.1 and playing all our favourites. Singer songwriter Ian Thornley is clearly enjoying being back in front of the cheering audience again. The band is so in tune with each other, it’s as though they didn’t miss a beat with their time off. The crowd is singing along with every tune. The stage setup reminds me of a theatre, the lighting and screen set the mood.

Monster Truck has been sitting on an album worth of new material and teased some new tunes, including new track "Golden Woman" featuring new drummer Theo McKibbon. These guys pack so much energy into their set you are left breathless. Guitarist Jeremy Widerman’s high energy has him in constant motion all over the stage while lead singer and bassist Jon Harvey teases and engages the crowd. Of course the ravenous Edmonton audience responded with head banging and feet stomping enthusiasm.

Make sure you check out the opening act BRKN LOVE. These guys are super talented and even though they’re young, they have a commanding stage presence. Look forward to seeing them again.

Don’t miss out on seeing three incredible bands in one night.

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