IME was (is) one of my favourite Canadian bands of the 90s. On May 2, the band is going to play a special pre-Canadian Music Week Show at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto and will be the first-ever Ongoing History of New Music-branded concert event. From the press release:
After ending an 8 year hiatus in 2012 with the release of a new single `We Got The Love’, IME was back. The new tune attained Top 5 Success at Rock Radio in Canada much like past hits such as `One More Astronaut, Another Sunday, Rain Will Fall, Used To Be Alright and Summertime In The Void. ON SATURDAY MAY 2nd IME is set to rev it up again, fresh off the release of The latest single, `The Devil’s Engine’, a rousing rock track that is still fueling it’s way to the TOP 10 at Canadian Rock Radio. The Kick off show will be hosted by Alan Cross at The Phoenix Concert Theatre and is being billed as an “Unstable Evening with I Mother Earth’, The band is well known for their marathon sets and on this night they will perform 2 sets. The first, an interactive acoustic set and Q n A with Alan Cross followed by the full on face melting electric set IME fans have come to know and love.
PLUS Special Guest and long-time friend James Black of Finger Eleven has been added to the bill in support of his new solo album, Moon Boot Cocoon. James proves he can deliver an entire musical experience, all on his own! The space vs. man themed Moon Boot Cocoon is James’ first solo effort, a showcase of myriad sounds and influences that make James a unique solo artist.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow (March 13) for $35. If you want the VIP package, tickets are $65. And here’s your link to the presale.