Get ready to feel the essence of the West coast as you’ve never experienced it before.
That’s right – Victoria’s very own homegrown indie-rock band, Towers & Trees is finally back for good!
They’ll be performing in front of a live audience for the first time in over a year on Friday, November 10th at the Capital Ballroom.
They’ve been keeping busy during the hiatus
The band’s absence from the music scene over the past year caused quite a stir, after their album The West Coast practically went viral.
Since announcing their hiatus to “refocus and rejuvenate the bands’ creative vision”, they’ve also performed live at a hush-hush secret show – and the audience response was overwhelming.
Moreover, their musical stylings evoke their love for Vancouver Island, so it’s clear why they also made an appearance at the Rifflandia wrap-party this year.
A celebration of life
We spoke to songwriter Adrian Chalifour about what’s next for the band, and it sounds like their new album is going to be another hit.
Their new music will be channeling some major positive vibes, while still featuring some heavy aspects of the chaos that is life.
All of the band members – Adrian Chalifour (songwriter), Jesse Boland (drums), Dave Zellinsky (lead guitar), and Dave Arter (bass) – have gone through some major changes in the past year.
Whether it be moving to Toronto, or becoming a new father – these guys have some stories to tell, and they’ll be telling them the best way they know how!
A release date for the album has not been announced yet, but according to Chalifour: “Right now, the new songs are so fresh, so exciting, so malleable, that we want to share them with our home base, our family of Victoria before we dive back into the business of how and when to release it.”
The prodigal sons return!
This month, by popular demand, Towers & Trees will be performing live once again at a soon to be sold out show in Victoria.
And it sounds like we’ll get to hear some of the new music from their yet-to-be-released album.
“It’s a chance to play some of these new songs live together on stage for the first time,” Chalifour told Victoria Buzz. “It may get a bit raw, a bit loose at times, but first and foremost it’ll be a great time. This is a party for us. A sort of ‘welcome home’ for an old friend who’s been away for awhile, and a chance to show our Victoria family a few of the souvenirs we’ve collected along our journeys.”
Want a chance to join the party and meet the boys in person? Read on!
#TicketsforTreats with Towers & Trees
This year, the guys missed out on trick-or-treating – so they decided to plan something even better.
On Saturday, November 4th, the band will be delivering your show tickets to your door in exchange for “treats”. Here’s how it works:
If you’re looking to buy tickets to their show on November 10th, just leave them a message on the Towers & Trees Facebook or Instagram page, and the band will personally deliver them right to your door (and in costume!)
All they want is exchange for the delivery is for you to hand over a non-perishable food item, or leftover Halloween candy, which they will donate to the Mustard Seed Food Bank and the Extreme Outreach Warm-a-Soul Christmas stocking program.
If you don’t need to purchase tickets but still want to make a donation, leave them a message anyway and they’ll try to stop by and pick them up for you!
Towers & Trees will be going Tickets-for-Treating this Saturday, November 4th, so hit them up before it’s too late.
Enter to win a pair of tickets to the Return of Towers & Trees happning at the Capital Ballroon on November 10th by completing one of the following:
- Follow Capital Ballroom on Facebook and leave a comment below telling us once you have (1 entry)
- Head to the The Return of Towers & Trees event page and select either ‘Going’ or ‘Interested’ and leave a comment below telling us once you have (1 entry)
- When: Friday, November 10th, 9 PM – 1 AM
- Where: The Capital Ballroom (formerly known as Sugar Nightclub)
- Tickets: $15 ($16.52 with service fee). Available online OR delivered to your doorstep (read above) OR in person at Lyle’s Place (770 Yates St)