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Occurs on Thursday June 15 2023

Approximate running time: 2 hours


125 Front St
Nanaimo BC V9R 6Z4

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APRIL WINE is an iconic Canadian rock band founded in Halifax in 1969. The band enjoyed international success in the 1970s and 1980s, releasing more than 20 albums since 1971 and selling over 20 million albums worldwide. Their extensive discography includes numerous gold and platinum selling albums featuring the mega-hits “Roller”, “I Like to Rock”, “You Won’t Dance with Me”, “The Whole World’s Goin’ Crazy” and more. “You Could Have Been a Lady” was a #1 hit in Canada and cracked Billboard’s Top 30 in the USA where it remained for 11 weeks. The band is best known for their international top 40 hit “Just Between You and Me”, an iconic power ballad that made them the very first Canadian band on MTV. April Wine’s version of “Sign of The Gypsy Queen” (1981) was the second single from their album “The Nature of the Beast”. The song reached #40 on the Canadian Hot 100, #57 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #19 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks.

APRIL WINE has received a combined total of 11 Juno Award nominations in the Group of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best-Selling Single categories. 2009 saw the band inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame and honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for being part of Canadian Music History for 40 years. In 2010 APRIL WINE was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. The band continues to tour throughout North America to this day.

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