Stanfields looking forward to playing Glasgow Square

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NEW GLASGOW – After spending a month touring across the country, The Stanfields said it will be nice to return to a familiar stage – Glasgow Square Theatre.

“Glasgow Square is probably one of the top five places we played the most,” said band member Jon Landry over the phone from Alberta. “We know the whole gang there so it’s always fun to go and play there.”

The Stanfields will be performing selections from their latest record, “Death and Taxes,” when they come to Glasgow Square on Friday.

The album that was co-produced by The Stanfields and Mike Fraser, who has worked with AC/DC, Aerosmith and Metallica, has a harder sound than their previous album, Landry said.

“It’s a louder, harder record in general,” he said. “The last record was a bit more of an overview of the many styles that we’re into. ‘Death and Taxes’ is more focused on our rock and roll influences.”

Landry said the music from their latest album has been well received during their tour and the band is becoming well known across the country.

“We’ve been received very well in many spots across this country of ours. We’re not a totally unknown entity anymore,” he said. “So it’s nice to go places and people know you.”

He said the New Glasgow audience can expect an energy-packed show and an all-around good time at Friday’s show.

“We give a lot of energy out and hopefully they’ll give it back. We always have a great time no matter where we’re playing and that’s the bottom line for us, to make sure that people are entertained and to make sure we entertain ourselves a little bit too,” he said. “We’re going to have a great night and a good time.”

Following the show at Glasgow Square, The Stanfields are continuing on a Maritime-focused tour with several acoustic shows they’re doing in partnership with The Trews. Landry said The Stanfields have been demoing an acoustic record and the timing seemed right when they were asked to perform that style of show with The Trews.

“We’ve done the odd acoustic show here and there, nothing very high profile or anything like that. But at the same time that we got offered to do this with the Trews we were hard at work at preparing an acoustic recording,” he said. “So it’s pretty timely to go on the road with The Trews and show a different side of the band.”

Tickets for Friday’s show at Glasgow Square Theatre are on sale at the box office, Big Al’s Convenience, at www.ticketpro.ca or 1-888-311-9090. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show beginning at 8 p.m. Andrew Hunter and the Gatherers will open the show.

Organizations: Glasgow Square Theatre, The Trews, AC/DC

Geographic location: Glasgow Square, NEW GLASGOW, Alberta Maritime

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