Barenaked Ladies play Penticton Jan. 19

The Barenaked Ladies, who kept grim faces for their Grinning Streak album cover, will play Penticton on Jan. 19.
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PENTICTON - If everyone had a million dollars they could afford to follow the Barenaked Ladies on their cross-Canada tour.

Those who don't have a million can get a taste of the Barenaked Ladies magic when they perform at the South Okanagan Event Centre on Jan. 19.

Since the departure of lead singer Steven Page in 2009 and the long-running Canadian rock-pop band has put out two studio albums, All in Good Time in 2010 and Grinning Streak in 2013.

The Penticton stop will be the band's second gig for their 25th anniversary tour. For a quarter-of-a-century the band has made it big in Canada and around the world with hits such as If I Had A Million Dollars, One Week, Pinch Me and Brian Wilson along with 14 million albums sold and eight Juno awards won.

The band is known for their silliness in their songs and for their goofy antics on stage. The Grinning Streak album cover should come as no surprise then to long-time fans. Beneath the words Grinning Streak, all four members, bassist Jim Creeggan, keyboardist Kevin Hearn, lead singer and guitarist Ed Robertson and drummer Tyler Stewart are dressed in somber black suits, blue ties and no one is smiling.

Tickets are $25, $45, $65 and $85 and go on sale Friday at 10a.m. and can be purchased at www.ValleyFirstTix.com by telephone at 1-877-SOEC-TIX (1-877-763-2849) or in person at the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC) and the Wine Country Visitor Centre.

To contact a reporter for this story, to send photos or videos, email Shannon Quesnel at squesnel@infotelnews.ca, call 250-488-3065, tweet @shannonquesnel1 or @InfoNewsPentict


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