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Canadian exotic rock trio The Tea Party return to Halifax in support of their recently released album The Ocean At The End and will perform at Olympic Hall on Thursday, Nov. 20.
Released on Sept. 9 on Universal Music, The Ocean At The End marks the official end of the 10‐year vacuum of fresh original material from The Tea Party. “The Black Sea,” a stellar track from the 11‐song‐deep effort and the electrifying tandem of Jeff Martin (vocals, guitars, producer, songwriter); Stuart Chatwood (bass, keyboards) and Jeff Burrows (drums, percussion), completes the band’s cycle of resurrection, some of the first new music we’ve heard from them since 2004’s Seven Circles and the first project since the double‐disc Live From Australia: The Reformation Tour 2012.“The three of us probably never thought we’d be sitting here right now,” admits Martin, whose booming baritone, emotionally candid and mystical songwriting and string‐bending guitar prowess has served as the creative catalyst for eight platinum and gold studio albums, one EP, one greatest hits collection, a live disc and over 2 million in global album sales. “It’s a testament to the strength of the music that we’ve created in the past and a testament to the friendship that exists between the three of us. We had to do a lot of soul‐searching, but now the bond between the three of us is stronger.”
Produced and engineered by Martin, mixed by Grammy‐award‐winning David Bottrill (Rush, Muse, Peter Gabriel, Tool) and recorded largely at Toronto’s Revolution Recording, The Ocean at the End contains some of the most streamlined music in The Tea Party’s career.
As much as they’re self‐reliant on The Ocean At The End, a couple of guest stars also grace the album: For the percussively driven “Brazil,” Aline Morales knocks out some polyrhythms, while the title track relies on flute from one of rock’s seminal figures, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson.
Tickets are $37.99 in advance and $42.99 day of show (including tax and service charge) and go on sale this Friday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. at the etixnow kiosk in Bubba Ray's Sport's Bar and online at www.sonicconcerts.com.
This show is restricted to ages 19+ with valid ID. Doors open at 7 p.m.
For more information on The Tea Party, visit: www.teaparty.com