“It was like chaos!” Glasvegas bassist Paul Donoghue recalls of the group’s last visit to Canada and the enthusiastic response from Canadian fans. Closing their set in Toronto with fan favourite ‘Daddy’s Gone’, the four rockers were met with such a torrent of fan chorus they “couldn’t hear [their] own stage sound”. This time around, with the band hitting more Canadian cities like Montreal, Hamilton and London, the group is excited to perform for appreciative Canadian fans.
“In Canada they make us feel so special,” Donoghue says warmly.
The four rockers have garnered international attention for their booming live performances, and they don’t like to disappoint. “We like to make people feel like their seeing something special, rather than a band just coming up and going through the motions,” Donoghue tells me. Die-hard Glasvegas fans, especially of the debut’s single ‘Geraldine’, can also look forward to meeting the subject herself; Geraldine, a friend of lead singer James Allan’s and the inspiration for his song, has toured with the band for a year selling merchandise and hearing each performance from the wings of stages worldwide. If in some cases this would strike as contrived gimmickry, in Glasvegas’ case it lets concert-goers in on these up-and-comer’s punk rock beginnings, making each fan a part of the formula. What other band brings their number one fan with them around the world?
After this tour wraps up, Donoghue tells me the group will be returning to the studio to record their follow up album and launching another tour with its release. Donoghue promises bigger and better things on the bands next tour as they take their turn as headliners. Canadian fans would be wise to catch the rising rockers now before their buzz becomes worldwide acclaim and demand.