To celebrate their latest recording, Stay Together, the 2019 ECMA Award-winning group, Paper Lions, are presenting a Super Show on October 19 at 7:30 pm in the Homburg Theatre at Confederation Centre in Charlottetown.
“We’re really looking forward to our third Super Show on the Island, and our first time headlining a show at Confederation Centre,” says lead singer John MacPhee. “This show is going to be a lot of fun and full of surprises; special guests, songs old and new, and more!”
Patrons can expect a set list that spans the Lions’ 15-year career arc, a visual show, and numerous stage surprises.
“I remember when Colin and I went to see Blue Rodeo on the mainstage when we were kids,” MacPhee recalls. “It was an awesome show and I left the Centre thinking how amazing it would be to play on that stage some day.”
Since its inception in 2004, milestones for the band include include millions of streams, tracks on NBC and ABC network shows, and positions on Billboard’s Top-10 chart for fastest-growing artists in the world.
On the cusp of releasing their new album Stay Together, the band finds itself feeling nostalgic for the early days, as the fresh-faced local lads in The Chucky Danger Band. “I remember the first summer we started, I convinced my brother Rob, next door neighbour Colin and our high school friend Dave to start a band,” says MacPhee with a smile. “My foolproof plan for us to make a boat load of money was to play four shows at The Guild. We didn’t make any money, but playing the shows was super fun. Fifteen years later and not much has changed.”
Stay Together has nine new pop-rock songs, including the first singles Rhythm & Gold and Don’t Feel Like That. The themes are semi-autobiographical, exploring the band’s own career, when they first were falling in love with making music and also finding their own romantic relationships along the way. The album celebrates their rock roots from the early days, but also remembers their dreams from the teenage days, when they started making rock ’n’ roll.