I Mother Earth In Vancouver
I MOTHER EARTH
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD, 2012
COMMODORE BALLROOM – VANCOUVER, BC
Doors: 8:00PM Show: 9:30PM
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Tickets (incl. HST) $34.50
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**GENERAL ADMISSION / 19+**
In November 2003 I Mother Earth performed their LAST SHOW; a nearly 4 hour performance that saw the band play in the round at a SOLD OUT venue, and off they went… There was no big announcement, no final Tour or Best of CD/DVD, just a simple note on the IME nation website that said “thanks to the fans“.
In the summer of 2011 three members found themselves geographically tied together in the Tanna brothers’ old stomping grounds of Peterborough ON. So after an 8 year hiatus Jag Tanna and Christian Tanna hooked up with vocalist Brian Byrne, and it was inevitable that the discussion turned to music… The jamming started once a week… then twice a week, and eventually Jag came in with new ideas that were undeniably IME. They decided a “Whaduyathink?” phone call was in order to bassist Bruce Gordon (now a member of the Blue Man Group Production in Orlando Florida) to get his take on actually tracking some new IME.
With Bruce in and some new material taking shape the band accepted an offer to perform at Sound Academy as a part of a 102.1 the Edge event at Canadian Music Week. The show sold out quickly and a second Sound Academy show was added.
The 2 shows were off the hook and the 5000+ fans agreed, clearly this couldn’t be a one off… or two off. The band had released a new tune “ We Got the Love” as a “listen only” Sound cloud file on their website, and received over 10 000 listens in the first 72 hours, not bad considering there was nothing traditional about this release. At the shows “We Got the love” became one of many set highlights as the fans were already singing it word for word after just 3 days of the NOT release.
No album forthcoming, No plans to tour and No servicing to radio. After all this was a 6 minute tune and radio would never touch it right? Well on April 9th the band officially sent serviced “We Got The Love” to radio and in its first 3 weeks it became the “Most Added” tune at Rock Radio receiving national attention. It has remained on the charts for the next 12 weeks and remains in the TOP 5.
The Band then confirmed more shows from Newfoundland to BC and most stops in between to get out and thank IME Nation personally for their support and devotion.
So, while the future is unwritten, it has some direction that will develop new ideas to enhance the concept of I Mother Earth. All of this is an open book, their decisions, process, and updates are all being played out for fans to see and interact with via their Open Mouth Blog at www.imotherearth.ca. With New Music expected to be released in August and new live dates popping up through November / December, the concept of I Mother Earth has never been more exciting, and the process has never been more personal.