Barenaked Ladies light up the Malkin Bowl

Article and photography by Craig Fleisch

Canadian icons Barenaked Ladies took the stage at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park this past weekend. Best known for their hits If I had A Million Dollars, Pinch Me, Brian Wilson and of course One Week. It's been way more than one week since the band started rocking. 

The band has seen a few changes since their musical birth, with lead singer and co-founder Steven Page leaving the band in 2009. The now remaining members include Ed Robertson (Lead Vocal/guitar), Jim Creeggan (bass/vocals), Kevin Hearn (Keyboards, guitar and vocals), and Tyler Stewart (drums).

Fans were treated to a jovial Ed Roberston and band who kept the music upbeat and the fans laughing between songs. It was perfect evening for an outdoor concert, one of the few remaining shows left at Stanley Park. The band played a mixture of old and new songs off their latest album Grinning Streak.

It was a concert for all ages, for they played their hit children's song Snacktime! which pleased both young and old alike. If you never had the opportunity to see them live please make sure to set some time aside as they highly entertaining and worth the admission and then some.

 

Evening Setlist:

1. Limits
2. Grade 9
3. Pinch Me
4. Lovers in A Dangerous Time
5. Gonna Walk
6. Light Up My Room
7. Keepin' It Real
8. Sound of Your Voice
9. I Can Sing
10. Blame it on Me
11. Brian Wilson
12. Did I Say That Out Loud?
13. Easy
14. Odds Are
15. Big Bang Theory Theme
16. One Week
17. If I Had a $1,000,000
18. Barenaked Rap

Encore:

19. Alcohol
20. Blister in the Sun
21. Whole Lotta Love

 

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