Trooper concert will have Town of Daysland rocking to familiar sounds June 30
The Town of Daysland is getting ready to party.
Legendary rock band Trooper will be rocking and shaking the Daysland Arena in a pre-Canada Day concert presented by DaysArts, the Daysland Memorial Arena and Town of Daysland starting at 9 p.m. June 30.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.ticketweb.ca, at the Daysland Town Office, or by phone at 1-888-222-6608.
"We're looking forward to a great show, one that all ages will enjoy," said event manager Patricia Spencer. "They're one of the best party bands you could ever get."
Trooper has produced a long list of widely recognizable hits, including "Raise a Little Hell", "We're Here for a Good Time (Not a Long Time)", "The Boys in the Bright Red Sportscar", "Two For The Show" and "Pretty Lady".
The band's 10 studio albums have earned multiple gold and platinum awards, and its album, Hot Shots continues to be one of Universal Music Canada's best-sellers.
"They've won practically every Canadian music award possible and they've been dubbed Canada's greatest Party Band," said Dan Brisbois, of canadianbands.com.
Trooper consistently sells out shows across the country, often performing for three generations of fans.
"There are clubs and festivals across the country where the annual Trooper show is practically an official holiday," said Bob Mersereau, author of The Top 100 Canadian Albums.
Planning for the Trooper concert began last Christmas.
"We booked them very early," said Spencer. "The day after they are here they will be flying off to B.C. to do another show, and then they are off to Moncton, New Brunswick, for another one. The band has been on the road for more than 25 years and they are still busy."
The concert will serve as a kick-off to the Daysland Canada Day celebrations the following day.
"We're going to have a kids' bike parade, kids' games, a barbecue, two for one special at the Daysland Golf Club, art display, musical entertainment, and a ball tournament," said Spencer. "People with RVs can attend the concert, stay overnight, and attend the Canada Day activities the next day."
Trooper concert organizers are still looking for volunteers to assist with driving, loading and unloading, security, ticket sales, liquor set-up, food sales, clean-up, catering for Trooper, and merchandise sales.
"There are lots and lots of opportunities for people to contribute to their community in this exciting and financially worthwhile event, and also have a little fun," said Spencer.
Funds from the Trooper concert will be used to fund repairs to the Daysland Arena roof.
"We put a new roof on the arena about three or four years ago and it is still not paid for," said Spencer.
Anyone who is wishing to help is encouraged to call Jeanni at 780-374-3799 or Spencer at 780-374-2199.