Finger Eleven performs at Clarke Theatre in Mission

Canadian rock band Finger Eleven kicked off its one-month tour across the country in January.

Finger Eleven performs in Mission on Feb. 9.

Finger Eleven performs in Mission on Feb. 9.

Canadian rock band Finger Eleven kicked off its one-month tour across the country in January.

The band is in Alberta now, promoting its newest album, but the members are slowly making their way to B.C. and will be performing at Mission’s Clarke Theatre on Feb. 9.

Rick Jackett, the band’s rhythm guitarist says he’s excited about touring the country.

“We haven’t done a real Canadian tour in a long time,” he said. “For us to play in this many cities across Canada is exciting.”

From Jan. 14 to Feb. 15, Finger Eleven is playing 23 cities from Ontario to B.C.

Jackett’s favourite part of touring is the shows and this time, he notes, the production level is being bumped up and the stage setup and lighting is sure to impress. The band is promoting Life Turns Electric (released in October 2010), and will be playing songs from that album, but they will also dive into older tunes.

The band’s new album features hits like Whatever Doesn’t Kill Me and Living in a Dream. Jackett’s favourite is Love’s What You Left Me With, but he admits that changes from time to time.

It’s taken the band about a year and a half to put the album together and they will tour for another 18 months to promote it.

It’s fun writing songs and music at home, but it’s just as easy to “get on a luxury bus with your buddies and play video games,” said the 36-year-old Jackett, who has been playing guitar since he was 16 years old.

Finger Eleven, made up of Scott Anderson, James Black, Sean Anderson, Rich Beddoe and Jackett, have been together for more than 20 years.

Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations or at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m.