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Age of Electric to reunite for Calgary show

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DH Calgary Staff Aug 02, 2015 10:32 am

Age of Electric will reunite for a performance at Marquee Beer Market & Stage on August 29.

The band burst onto the music scene in 1993 with their independently released EP, Ugly. Following the success of Ugly and their 1995 self-titled LP, the Saskatchewan natives joined with major label Mercury Records for 1997’s Make a Pest a Pet. The album’s biggest hit, “Remote Control,” climbed the charts quickly, breaking the Top 10 on Canada’s Top 100 Singles Chart, was included on Much Music’s Big Shiny Tunes 2, and made Age of Electric one of the most commercially successful Canadian bands of the 90s.

Age of Electric quietly disbanded after touring with Our Lady Peace in 1998. Although they never officially broke up, members Ryan Dahle, Kurt Dahle, Todd Kerns, and John Kerns went on to work on several other projects.

Ryan and Kurt began performing as Limblifter in 1996. While Kurt is no longer with the lineup, Ryan and his current bandmates released their latest effort earlier this year. Kurt was also a member of Vancouver pop-rockers The New Pornographers from 2000 until 2014 and Ryan performed with Mounties alongside Hawksley Workman and Steve Bays of Hot Hot Heat. Todd currently plays with Slash as part of Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, who are in the midst of a world tour.

It was recently confirmed that Age of Electric will reunite for a special performance at Marquee Beer Market & Stage on August 29. It will be their first time playing together since 1998. It is not known if the reunion will continue after the show. Adding to the nostalgia of the evening are fellow classic CanCon band Zuckerbaby, who will be marking their first performance in 10 years.

Age of Electric performs August 29 at Marquee Beer Market & Stage. Tickets are available online


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