Doors Open At: 7:00PM
Event Time: 8:00PM
Event Cost: Starting at $39.00 + Applicable Fees
Exciting things have been happening throughout Helix’s thirty-five-year career. And what a career it’s been! The band, formed in 1974 in Kitchener, Ontario, has sold over 2,000,000 albums, had four gold and two platinum albums, has had a Number One record in the country of Sweden, has toured 19 countries, 3 continents, and played with over 150 of the greatest rock and roll recording acts in the world. A list of acts the band has played with over the years sounds like a who’s-who of rock & roll: Motorhead, KISS, Motley Crue, Accept, Girlschool, Heart, Whitesnake, The Scorpions, Megadeath, Mercyful Fate, Quiet Riot, Meatloaf, Ronnie James Dio, and over 100 more!
The Killer Dwarfs were formed in 1981 in Toronto, Ontario. They quickly gained success in Canada with the Juno nominated self-titled Killer Dwarfs debut album in 1983 with Attic Records. The band also received a lot of attention in the USA. Originals Bryce and Ange both left the band in 1984 to be replaced by Mike Hall and Ron Mayer. They soon cut the iconic and highly sought-after album Stand Tall in 1986 on Maze/A&M/Grudge Records. The first single, “Keep the Spirit Alive,” was an anthem of the times.
In 1988 they supported Iron Maiden across US/Europe on a sold-out tour and appeared at several outdoor rock festivals in Canada and overseas. The band played some of the largest venues around the world including Wembley Arena, Hammersmith Odeon, Toronto’s historic CNE Grandstand, Ricoh Coliseum. They have also performed on many of the largest festival stages and amphitheaters in the US and Canada. They have also toured and shared the stage with many world-renowned artists.
Kick Axe, one of the best heavy rock groups to come out of Canada in the eighties, have re-united and are in the process of releasing a new album. The group received a gold record for their debut album Vices and toured with several rock heavyweights such as Judas Priest, Scorpions, Metallica, Rush, Quiet Riot, and WhiteSnake.
In 2000 and 2001, the SongHaus/Rewind (Sony) label re-issued the first two Kick Axe albums on CD. The reviews and sales were surprisingly good, especially since the band had split up 12 years earlier. The third album, Rock the World, has become a rare collectors item and recently several copies sold on Ebay for over $150 USD.
With this fan revival and the overwhelmingly good response to the Kick Axe re-issues, the band got together and decided to record a fourth album. George Criston was unavailable due to long-term commitments with Nettwerk artists Dido, Avril Lavigne and Sarah MacLaughlin, so the members of Kick Axe looked to their original singer, Gary Langen, to pick up the vocal duties. Gary was the original vocalist and drummer with Kick Axe when it was formed in 1976 and played in several rock bands with Larry and brother Vic starting when they were old enough to pick up guitars.