The One Last Time Tour
with special guests Luna Li
Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 7pm door
New Vision United Church | 24 Main St. W., Hamilton ON
All-Ages/Licensed | General Admission
Tickets: $29.99 adv. (plus fees & HST)
Available through Eventbrite
Hollerado grew up on the same street in a small town in Ontario. There is one bar in the town and on Friday nights the jukebox plays Roy Orbison, and John Prine. One day, while riding the bus, a man in an exquisitely tailored suit said to them “it is not nearly as fun to reminisce about the times you didn’t spend your life savings on four one-way tickets to Japan.” With that in mind they got jobs doing construction. When they were tearing down the old walls they listened to The Who. When they built new walls they talked about time travel. Soon they bought an old van and started a moving company (Haulerado). The van had a tape player and they listened exclusively to the Traveling Wilburys.
Hollerado’s debut album Record In A Bag came out in 2009 and received a Canadian JUNO award nomination for Best New Artist. Their incredible “Americanarama” video garnered over 1.4 Million YouTube views with its forcefully creative approach to video making, and the album spawned the Top 10 radio hits “Americanarama” and “Juliette” as well as Top 20 radio hit “Got To Lose.” The launch of White Paint followed, their 2013 studio release, which included the Top 10 song and video for “So It Goes,” a wrenchingly personal story about lead singer Menno Versteeg’s Dutch grandfather, whose life was spared in World World II.
Hollerado’s band ethos is spent building a music community of music loving fans, so it’s no surprise that 2015’s 111 Songs was a project where they wrote custom songs for specific fans. This exhaustive continuous songwriting project built the working framework for the release for their single, “Born Yesterday”, title track of their 2017 album and a hint of the sheer energy of musical and creative offerings to come from the band. Of the album, Exclaim said “Hollerado are bound to attract new fans with Born Yesterday, as they push their boundaries without abandoning the brawny basis of their sound.’
Now, after nearly 2,000 shows in too many countries to count, the band has dropped their final album: Retaliation Vacation, released June 7 2019 via Royal Mountain Records. Its first single, “One Last Time”, is also the name of the band’s farewell tour, which promises to be the best time ever. Do. Not. Miss.