Marianas Trench comes to Abbotsford Centre

Concert slated for Friday, Feb. 10 as first stop on national tour

Marianas Trench plays Abbotsford Centre on Friday

Marianas Trench plays Abbotsford Centre on Friday

Multi-platinum-selling progressive pop band Marianas Trench comes to Abbotsford Centre on Friday, Feb. 10.

The show is part of the band’s national tour, Marianas Trench and the Last Crusade.

The show had originally been scheduled for last November but was postponed until now due to an illness within the band.

The tour showcases new material from their latest released fourth studio album, Astoria, which echoes one part 1980s fantasy-adventure film and one part classic Marianas Trench.

The album honours classic coming-of-age stories, and reflects on frontman Josh Ramsay’s own personal journey that took him from the highest high to the darkest point in his life and career.

“This album is about completely falling to pieces, and picking yourself back up again,” Ramsay explains. “We took the hardest two years of my life and made it into something beautiful, and our best work to date.”

Joining the band on tour is Canadian singer/songwriter Shawn Hook, who is born and raised in B.C.

Since their 2006 debut, Fix Me, Marianas Trench has had two certified platinum-selling records (Masterpiece Theatre and Ever After); chart-topping hits including Fallout Haven’t Had Enough, and Stutter; garnered multiple SOCAN and MMVA Awards, number 1 videos on MuchMusic; Juno nominations; and won the 2013 Juno Award for Group of the Year.

Ramsay also received a Grammy nomination in 2013 for co-writing and producing Carly Rae Jepsen’s breakthrough smash Call Me Maybe.

Tickets for the all-ages show range from $25 to $65 plus fees and are available on ticketmaster.ca or at the venue box office.