More About Barenaked Ladies

Barenaked Ladies is a Canadian rock band, formed in 1988 in Scarborough, Ontario. The band quickly developed a cult following in Canada, with their self-titled 1991 cassette becoming the first independent release ever to be certified gold in Canada. Their debut with Reprise Records, Gordon, featuring the singles “If I Had $1000000” and “Brian Wilson”, was released in 1992. Initially a duo of Ed Robertson and Steven Page, as of 2018 the band is composed of Robertson, Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, and Tyler Stewart. Jim’s brother Andy was a member between 1989 and 1995. Page left in 2009, reducing the group to a quartet.

The band’s style has evolved greatly throughout their career, and their music which began as exclusively acoustic quickly grew to encompass a mixture of a wide array of styles including pop, rock, hip hop, rap, etc.[citation needed] They are most commonly billed as an “alt rock” band. The band’s cult following translated into immediate success with Gordon in Canada, but it was not until the band’s 1996 live album Rock Spectacle and their 1998 fourth studio album Stunt, that they achieved major success in the United States and United Kingdom.

The band is known for their live performances, highlighted by comedic banter and free-style rapping between songs. They have won multiple Juno Awards and have been nominated for two Grammy Awards. The group has sold over 15 million records, including albums and singles, and were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in March 2018. “One Week” remains the band’s most successful single. Other well-known singles include “It’s All Been Done” (which was used as the theme song to the animated series Baby Blues), “Pinch Me”, and “The History of Everything” (the theme song to the sitcom The Big Bang Theory).

On March 25, 2018, the band was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame by Rush frontman Geddy Lee at the Juno Awards in Vancouver. The band performed alongside former members Steven Page and Andy Creeggan; this was the former’s first performance with the band since his departure in 2009. Despite his presence at the ceremony, Andy Creeggan was not inducted into the Hall with the other five members. Though there are reportedly no plans for another reunion, neither side has ruled it out.

On December 3, 2018, Hootie and the Blowfish announced that they had scheduled a 44-date Group Therapy Tour in the summer of 2019, with Barenaked Ladies as their “Special Guest.” The tour is slated to begin on May 30, 2019 in Virginia Beach and end in Columbia, South Carolina on September 13.

Barenaked Ladies 2019 Group Therapy Tour Dates

June 15: Dallas, Texas Dos Equis Pavilion
June 19: Phoenix, Ariz. AK-Chin Pavilion
June 21: Chula Vista, Calif. Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
June 22: Las Vegas, Nev. T-Mobile Arena
June 23: Irvine, Calif. Five Points Amphitheater
June 25: Los Angeles, Calif. Hollywood Bowl
June 28: Wheatland, Calif. Toyota Amphitheatre
June 29: Mountain View, Calif. Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 11: Englewood, Colo. Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
July 13: Maryland Heights, Mo. Hollywood Casino
July 14: Rogers, Ark. The Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
July 19: Monticello, Iowa Great Jones County Fair
July 20: Cincinnati, Ohio Riverbend Music Center
July 21: Burgettstown, Penn. KeyBank Pavilion
July 26: Cleveland, Ohio Blossom Music Center
July 27: Bristow, Va. Jiffy Lube Live
July 28: Camden, N.J. BB&T Pavilion
August 2: Guilford, N.H. Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
August 3: Mansfield, Mass. Xfinity Center
August 4: Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 8: Columbia, Md. Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 9: Canandaigua, N.Y. Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Arts Center
August 10: New York, N.Y. Madison Square Garden
August 16: Detroit, Mich. DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 17: Noblesville, Ind. Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
August 18: Des Moines, Iowa Iowa State Fair
August 22: St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota State Fair
August 23: East Troy, Wis. Alpine Valley Music Theatre
August 24: Tinley Park, Ill. Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 29: Toronto, Ont. Budweiser Stage
August 30: Hershey, Penn. Hersheypark Stadium
August 31: Hartford, Conn. XFINITY Theatre
September 5: Charlotte, N.C. PNC Music Pavilion
September 6: Birmingham, Ala. Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
September 7: Nashville, Tenn. Bridgestone Arena.