Horseshoe Tavern

Black Halos – Tickets – The Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON – May 20th, 2021

Black Halos
The Horseshoe Tavern Presents

The Black Halos

Radkey, Boids

$19.94
Ages 19+
Advance tickets also available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and the Horseshoe front bar

Although there have been a plethora of punk revivalists over the years, Vancouver’s Black Halos look to a slightly different golden age than that of the Clash and the Buzzcocks; they’re more enamored of the glammed-up trash-rock of the New York Dolls, the sonic scuzz of the Stooges, and the snotty nihilism of the Dead Boys. In 1999 the group released their self-titled debut record on Sub Pop imprint Die Young Stay Pretty before switching to Sub Pop proper, where they released the Jane Doe/Russian Roulette seven-inch and their Jack Endino-produced second album, The Violent Years, in spring 2001. After a brief split, a new line-up of the band re-grouped for 2005’s Alive Without Control (Century Media/People Like You) followed shorty after by 2007’s We Are Not Alone (History Music/People Like You). The band split again shortly afterwards – vocalist Billy Hopeless formed the Bonitos, Matt Camirand joined Black Mountain, Rich Jones went on to play with Michael Monroe and Ginger Wildheart and Jay Millette joined Darlings Of Chelsea.

In 2016, founding members Jones and Hopeless reunited for the first time in 15 years for a riotous tour of Spain. Original guitarist Jay Millette re-joined the fold in 2019 and the band played their first Canadian show in over a decade to a sold out house at Canadian Music Week in Toronto. 2020 sees a new album from this line-up – rounded out by bassist John Kerns (The Age Of Electric) and drummer Danni Action (Midnight Towers) – and more shows in the pipeline.

Venue Information:
The Horseshoe Tavern
370 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M5V 2A2
Following the recommendations of the City of Toronto, the Horseshoe Tavern live room and front bar will remain closed until further notice. We are working to reschedule all upcoming shows; ticket holders will be notified when these changes are made. The venue’s expanded front patio, equipped with heaters and wind barriers, is open under the expanded CafeTO program. For now we are only operating the front bar washrooms and seating is first come, first serve, with limited capacity. Please note our updated patio hours: Monday-Thursday: 12pm to 9pm, Friday/Saturday: 12pm to 11pm, closed Sunday. Regarding postponed and cancelled touring shows, please see our website for any updates. All purchasers will continue to be informed via email. We encourage you to hold onto your tickets for any of the postponed shows as all tickets will be honoured for the new dates. We appreciate your patience as we continue to work to schedule new dates. Refunds will be issued for any cancelled shows. If you purchased tickets online, they will be refunded automatically, but please be patient as it will take time to process each refund. Physical tickets can be refunded in store. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this crazy time and hope everyone is safe and sound. Please email shows@collectiveconcerts.com with any questions or concerns.
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