MUSKOKAN - Canadian rock royalty Glass Tiger never seems to get old.
CAN'T FORGET THEM.
Glass Tiger, who became famous with such hits as "Don't Forget Me" (When I'm Gone) and "Someday," will be playing the Stockey Centre in Parry Sound on Oct. 4.
The band, responsible for such iconic ’80s hits as Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) and Someday, plays Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Stockey Centre. Twenty-five years after the band achieved international success, Glass Tiger songs are still regularly heard on radio stations across the country.
Sam Reid, keyboardist and songwriter with Glass Tiger, said the concert will feature songs both old and new.
“We always call it a walk down memory lane with, of course, songs of our past radio hits that we get people to sing along with,” said Reid. “We’re thrilled to play Someday and Don’t Forget Me and My Town — songs that people would have known.”
The members of Glass Tiger have been on a different kind of path than many bands of their era. After achieving chart success all over the world, the band spent years touring extensively and working on studio albums. Then, in the early ’90s they amicably decided to take a break and work on their own projects.
Alan Frew, singer, songwriter of Glass Tiger, has a successful solo career and also works as a motivational speaker. Reid has founded a production company, directed the Songwriters Association of Canada and owns a recording studio.
Reid said that despite being a staple for decades now, it’s still nice to stumble upon the bands songs while listening to the radio.
“The fact we’ve been able to stay in that sort of gold rotation of radio is obviously a testament to the songwriting side of it more than the band. Those songs are just sort of intertwined into the Canadian fabric now so that they pop out there,” said Reid.
“I’m often driving along, and I’ll be listening to the radio and I’ll just hear them in unusual places. It’s wonderful.”
When Glass Tiger was just getting started and the band had its first single released, Reid said he would have radios on throughout his parent’s house so if their song came on one they would be sure to catch it. He said it’s a privilege that the same song still gets radio play.
Something even diehard Glass Tiger fans might not know is the band loves the Parry Sound area. The upcoming show is far from the first time they’ve played the Stockey Centre, and Reid said the band likes both the venue and the community.
“We quite often go up and spend time in the Parry Sound area boating, and we hear lots of Glass Tiger music up there on the radio — it’s great,” Reid said. “We’re really looking forward to it. It’s a nice cap off after doing the cross Canada tour to end up in Parry Sound and get to see everyone again.”
Glass Tiger performs at the Stockey Centre on Thursday, Oct. 4 with doors opening at 8 p.m. Tickets to the show cost $57 and can be purchased online at stockeycentre.com.