The Long War

CBC Plaza


The Long War have had a very busy year. Having won the CBC Searchlight in 2017, the band were commissioned by the CBC to write a song as part of the Canada 150 celebration, performing “Oh Canada (Carry The Flame)” at Canada day celebrations in Ottawa.

In addition to this recording, they also managed to find time between festivals and other performances to record their debut album Landscapes released earlier this year.

Today the five-piece rockers were back at the CBC Outdoor Plaza, almost a year to the day that they last graced the stage. Once again, they did not disappoint. The band are even tighter now than they were a year ago, and the addition of a new set of songs from the album was a welcome addition to the set.

If today’s show whetted your appetite you can catch the band at The Rickshaw Theatre on July 27th where they will be headlining with Jasper Sloan Yip, Year of the Wolf and Old.Soul.Rebel. also on the bill.

They will be back in town for a show at the Imperial in September, with more detail coming shortly.

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Photos from today’s show: Stewart Johnstone