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
The Horseshoe Tavern front bar and patio are now open! We'll be taking extra steps to maintain health standards and ensure social distancing to keep everyone safe while having fun. Please note our updated hours: Monday to Thursday: 12pm to 10pm Friday and Saturday: 12pm to 12am Sunday: 1pm to 9pm Seating is first come, first serve with limited capacity. The live room will remain closed until further notice. Please see our website for any updates. Purchasers will be informed of any postponements or cancellations via email. We encourage you to hold onto your tickets for any postponed shows as all tickets will be honoured, and we appreciate your patience as we 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 will continue to update you as more information comes in. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time and wish everyone the best. Please email shows@collectiveconcerts.com with any questions or concerns.
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