You can catch one of Vancouver’s favourite bands live on the Massey Theatre stage.
The Boom Booms are coming to the New West theatre as the initial offering in its fall 2020 concert series. The band is onstage Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17, with two shows each day, at 7 and 9:30 p.m.
In light of COVID-19 restrictions limiting gatherings to 50 people, only 50 tickets will be available for each of four performances – and safe physical distancing is guaranteed in the 1,260-seat theatre.
The five-member group consists of brothers Aaron Ross (lead vocals) and Sean Ross (keys), with Tom Van Deursen (guitar), Geordie Hart (bass) and Theo Vincent (drums). They won $75,000 in B.C.’s prestigious Peak Performance Project contest, and Georgia Straight readers voted them Best Unsigned Band in Vancouver five times in a row.
“Their unique funk, soul and Latin styles come to life on stage bringing a highly energetic show, much needed in these unprecedented times,” says a press release. “They’ve headlined the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival and played slots at the province’s top music festivals, like the Squamish Valley Music Festival, the Pemberton Music Festival and New West’s own Uptown Live, as well as touring around the world.”
Massey Theatre is at 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets for the Boom Booms shows go on sale at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29. They’re $55, plus service charges, available through www.masseytheatre.com/the-boom-booms, or by calling 604-521-5050.
For more information on COVID-19 protocols, check out the Massey Theatre’s guest guide at https://www.masseytheatre.com/guest-guide/