This month was historic in many ways.
One such moment was the reunion of classic Canadian rock legends TRIUMPH.
In a new interview with ET Canada, Triumph members talked about playing again:
“That was just so much fun. It was a lot of hard work, because we hadn’t played together as a three-piece in forever — almost. But we worked hard at it, and when the fans saw us, they just went crazy. And we played pretty good. We had a great time doing it.”
When asked about playing more shows in the future, he said:
“I think we’re gonna try and do it every 11 years or so. That’s the length of time it had been since we did a reunion in Sweden. And [Canadian comedian] Rick Mercer says, ‘Yeah, TRIUMPH does a reunion and they do it in Sweden. That’s great.’ So, we did that. Then we did Oklahoma, I think, or Rocklahoma. That was in July of 2008. Now we did this thing. So, like I say, every decade or so.”
On Saturday, November 16, the band reformed consisting of drummer Gil Moore, guitarist Rik Emmett, and bassist Mike Levine — and played together publicly at an invite-only event to approx 300 “superfans” at MetalWorks studio in Mississauga (a suburb of Toronto), Ontario, Canada.
This was made official by former M.E.A.T. magazine publisher Drew Masters. The band played the three-song set — which was taped for the forthcoming documentary “Triumph: Lay It On The Line”.
This was not only TRIUMPH‘s first performance in 11 years but also its first as a pure three-piece power trio in 31 years. The tracks played were “When The Lights Go Down”, “Lay It On The Line” and “Magic Power”.
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