It is hard to believe that it was barely a year ago that we found out about a powerful little rock quartet hailing out of Toronto’s East-end, and now they are wrapping up their own national headlining tour across Canada. It’s safe to say, The Beaches are here to stay!
Ending their cross-country Late Show Tour in Toronto was the perfect conclusion to the incredible year that they’ve had: they won a Juno for Breakthrough Group of the Year, released their first record (Late Show), opened for Canadian-punk legends Death From Above, were nominated for a CASBY award, and that’s only a few of the accolades that they earned this year. What better way to cap off their first headlining tour than by performing at a SOLD-OUT show at the Opera House?
Sold-out is putting it lightly…it was PACKED for the return of Toronto’s favourite daughters. Right from the opener (Goodbye Honolulu), through Taylor Knox, and even as The Beaches were reaching the stage, fans were begging the question, “How can we possibly fit more people in here?”, but the room was full of excitement and anticipation for the ladies to hit the stage. They stormed out of the gates, coming out to a roar from the crowd, and settled into their set like they had been doing it for 20 years, regardless of the fact that they are just over 20-years-old. Of course they delivered on their hits, with “Money” and “T-Shirt”, drawing much praise from the crowd, but it was in-between those that you truly felt their music-chops had severely increased over the past Late Show Tour. It was something special to behold, without a doubt.