February 7, 2017
Platinum-selling rock giants Big Wreck are coming to the Esplanade as part of their 2017 North American headline tour with special guests Ascot Royals.
Formed in the early 90s while all members were attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Big Wreck saw early success when their debut album, 1997’s “In Loving Memory Of…”, garnered the band three Top 10 singles (“The Oaf,” “That Song,” and “Blown Wide Open”), and a double Platinum certification.
Their first collaboration with co-producer Garth Richardson (Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers), “Grace Street” is the epitome of sonic diversity, from the heavy grooving “One Good Piece of Me” to the epic seven minute instrumental “Skybunk Marché”, resulting in a trip that lead singer Ian Thornley feels no previous Big Wreck album has taken a listener on before. “Musically, I’m still searching for the stuff that turns me on and takes me somewhere,” says Thornley. “You want to be brought to tears or have the hair on your neck stand up, and if the search for that takes you to new territory then so be it. You have to follow. It’s like chasing a high, and Garth feels that just as much as we do.”