Finger Eleven recently announced a coast to coast run through some of Canada's most well-known cities. They will be on their "Live Turns Electric" tour, which is scheduled to launch in January. According to Pollstar.com, the jaunt will kick off in Ontario, with follow-up performances in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Finger Eleven will be playing tracks from their latest album, Life Turns Electric and they will continue touring through February 7. Appearing alongside Finger Eleven will be The Envy and Elias. See the popular rock group perform live on stage by purchasing a pair of Finger Eleven tickets from StubHub.
Finger Eleven has managed to stay relevant in the music industry, even when other bands are struggling to maintain their sales. Guitarist Rick Jackett gave an interview to Metro News explaining the band's determination to stay on top of their game. "We've always had pressure on ourselves, to top our last record. We're continually trying to write stronger melodies. But a lot of it comes from maturity. We start to lose our angst that alienates you from everyone else. We don't hate the world so much anymore, we wake up happy in the daytime."
Their latest, Life Turns Electric does exhibit a much more lively sound, thanks to influences from classic rock tunes and includes shiny new tracks like "Living in a Dream," "Any Moment Now," "Whatever Doesn't Kills Me" and "Ordinary Life." They've already been receiving plenty of time on the airwaves, although there is nothing quite like seeing them performed onstage.
The members of Finger Eleven released their very first album in 1995 while they were still known as the Rainbow Butt Monkeys. A few years later they offered a follow-up effort called Tip under their new moniker, Finger Eleven. They also signed a contract with Mercury Records in Canada. Although the album was far from being a blockbuster hit, it struck a chord with several Canadian listeners thanks to ballads like the title track and "Alive."
The group followed up with another record in 2000, called The Greyest of Blue Skies, which preceded their self-titled album. This was the one that helped the band see gold, thanks to their Top 40 hit "One Thing." After this sudden success, the band became a household name and experimented with other musical styles including funk, country and dance.
They also hit the road, supporting other top names bands on the scene like Chevelle and Evanescence. Follow-up albums also fared well on the charts and Them vs. You vs. Me ended up taking home the Juno Award for Rock Album of the Year in 2008. Expectations were greatly raised for Finger Eleven's next record, which made its official debut in autumn 2010.
Don't miss Finger Eleven during their upcoming tour when they play some of their latest hit tunes around Canada. Their Life Turns Electric album has been a huge hit around the world, see why at their next gig. Find your own pair of Finger Eleven tickets from StubHub today and enjoy the show.