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Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver

UK Indie rockers Gomez paid a visit to Vancouver on Wednesday night as they wind down their North American tour, their first in six years. The band were touring to celebrate their 20th anniversary as a group, and the release of their debut album Bring It On. Bring It on was a landmark release, with a unique blend of indie and roots music with lo-fidelity electronics.

The Vancouver audience were treated to the album in its entirety, along with other favourites form the band’s back catalog.

Gomez are:  Ben Ottewell (vocals, guitar), Tom Gray (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Paul Blackburn (bass, guitar), Olly Peacock (drums), and Ian Ball (vocals, guitar, harmonica).

You can follow the band at https://www.gomeztheband.com/

Check out our images from the show at the gallery below:

Photos: Stewart Johnstone

 

Photo Credit:Brantley Gutierrez

To celebrate their 20th anniversary as a group, UK indie rock innovators Gomez return to North America for their first tour of the continent in six years.  On 17 dates throughout the month of June, the Brit quintet will perform their highly influential, Mercury Prize-winning debut, Bring It On, in its entirety plus select favorites spanning the band’s career including “See The World,” “How We Operate” and more.

Already a smash success in Europe, the sold-out concerts earned raves.  The Guardian said “the audience response is so ecstatic…it’s clear their songwriting really stands up.”   And, The Scottish Sun agreed, “There’s something special about seeing one of your favorite bands play one of your favorite albums…in full. It was perfect.”

“There’s something magical about ‘Bring It On’… something very special about anything you might do before you care what the world might think of you,” says Tom Gray.  “It is a genuine thrill to share it with people again.”
Gomez is Ben Ottewell (vocals, guitar), Tom Gray (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Paul Blackburn (bass, guitar), Olly Peacock (drums), and Ian Ball (vocals, guitar, harmonica).