Published Oct 11, 2017Way back in the distant year of 2007, Toronto punk bros the Flatliners released their beloved sophomore effort The Great Awake. Now 10 years on, the band will be celebrating the record with a series of 10th anniversary shows, which will also feature A Wilhelm Scream celebrating their own 10th anniversary of their Career Suicide.
The concerts will take place in December and will feature both bands performing their respective albums in full. There are three Ontario shows — London, Toronto and Ottawa — as well as one in Montreal and then another in Long Beach, CA.
Flatliners frontman Chris Cresswell had this to say in a statement:
We can't believe it, but it's been 10 years since we released our album The Great Awake...
All the way back then, we fired off a message to one of our favourite bands — A Wilhelm Scream — on MySpace (yes... MySpace...) asking them to join us for our record release shows. They obliged, and subsequently embarrassed us on stage every night with their incredible level of musicianship and overall presence. An inimitable friendship was born, and one that's seen us play in over 10 countries together over the last 10 years, making a hell of a lot of memories along the way.
On this same weekend of shows in 2007, we were lucky enough to get a glimpse of some early mixes of their then-upcoming album Career Suicide. It was like being a told a secret you couldn't wait to share with the world. Our minds were blown. We thought nothing would be better than to celebrate the 10th anniversary of both these albums together. So come see it live. Come see A Wilhelm Scream continue to embarrass us all these years later!
Down below, you can see all the anniversary shows, as well as a few more from the Flatliners.
10/27 Gainsville, FL - Fest 16
11/29 Baltimore, MD - Sondstage *
11/30 Long Island, NY - Mulcahys *
12/01 Asbury Park, NJ - House of Independents *
12/02 Asbury Park, NJ - House of Independents *
12/06 London, ON - London Music Hall ^
12/07 Toronto, ON - Opera House ^
12/08 Ottawa, ON - Brass Monkey ^
12/09 Montreal, QC - Club Soda ^
12/14 Long Beach, CA - Alex's Bar ^
12/15 Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre %
12/16 Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl %
01/12 Chicago, IL - Cobra Lounge
01/13 Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot Ballroom #
* with Menzingers
^ with A Wilhelm Scream
% with Descendents
# with Twin Peaks, PUP