Canadian rocker to play KCT

Canadian rock icon, Matthew Good and his band will be performing at Cranbrook's Key City Theatre on Nov. 21.

Matt Good

Matt Good

Canadian rock icon, Matthew Good and his band will be performing at Cranbrook’s Key City Theatre on Nov. 21.

Good will be on the B.C. leg of his Cross Canada tour in support of his latest album “Arrows of Desire,” which is set for release Sept. 24 through Universal Music. However, the lead single from the disc “Had it Coming” was just released on itunes May 28. Opening act for the event is Gentlemen Husbands.

The Matthew Good Band was a Canadian alternative rock band formed by Matthew Good, that existed from 1993 to 2002. The band became one of the most successful rock bands of the 1990s, being nominated for a Juno award in 1998, for best new group, and winning the award for Group of the Year in 2000.

The band dissolved in 2002, but Good pursued a successful solo career and has enjoyed multiple hit records since that time.

The phrase “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” doesn’t apply to Good. One of his defining characteristics is exactly the opposite of that popular axiom. Over his two-decade career, Good has taken fans on a journey, from the original Matthew Good Band, to “Hospital Music,” to his 2011 Juno winning release “Vancouver.”

Good continues to push into uncharted territory. “Arrows of Desire” marks the follow-up to 2011’s “Endangered Species.”  A compilation disc “Old Fighter” was released earlier this year.

Good has a place in Canadian music as one of Canada’s most relevant artists, clearly inspired by new influences artistically, yet remaining inherently recognizable.

Tickets for Matthew Good’s “Arrows of Desire” tour went on sale at the Key City theatre box office Monday, June 17, and are priced at $45 all inclusive. Tickets are also available by phone by calling 250-426-7006.

Fans should note that tickets for the tour are going on sale early because the Key City Box office will be closed for the summer from June 28 to mid-August. So get your tickets for Matthew Good early to avoid disappointment.

Mathew Good’s “Arrows of Desire” tour is presented by the Kootenay Concert Connection in association with the Drive 102.9 and the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Sound and Lights by PB Pro Audio.