Iconic Canadian rock group The Northern Pikes are back on the east coast in October touring in support of their latest album, Forest of Love.
The Northern Pikes are Canadian music royalty – living legends in a way. Along with The Grapes of Wrath, The Pursuit of Happiness, The Odds, Jr. Gone Wild, Crash Test Dummies, Alannah Myles, Barenaked Ladies and so many other Canadian rock acts to gain serious momentum in the latter part of the 1980s, The Northern Pikes were part of a new movement in Canadian rock music that benefited greatly from the launch of MuchMusic and the explosion of youth culture it helped to foster.
A quick scroll through the band’s tour history shows how The Northern Pikes, like so many other touring bands at the time, shifted from playing almost entirely before 70s rock diehards in smoky clubs to playing several campus ballrooms and emerging rock clubs in front of an entirely new generation of music fans. The late 80s saw a major shift in Canadian music audiences and The Northern Pikes were a big part of that history.
The band played their first Fredericton show in October 1990 at the University of New Brunswick and have been back a number of times over the years.
29 years after making their Fredericton debut, The Northern Pikes will be back, touring in support of Forest of Love, their first new album in six years and their first to feature new member Kevin Kane, formerly of The Grapes of Wrath.
A joint presentation by The Capital and 103.5 The Fox, The Northern Pikes play the Delta Hotel ballroom on October 2.