Big Wreck Set to Rock Belleville: Live at The Empire Theatre on December 20

by Sep 4, 2023

Get ready to rock, Belleville! Big Wreck, the iconic Canadian rock band, is set to blow the doors off of The Empire Theatre with their electrifying presence on Wednesday, December 20, 2023. It’s an event that promises to be an unforgettable night of music, nostalgia, and pure rock ‘n’ roll energy. Let’s delve into what you can expect from this highly anticipated show and why you should mark your calendars for this epic night of music.

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Big Wreck: A Brief 30-Year Overview

Before we dive into the details of the show, let’s take a moment to appreciate the legacy of Big Wreck. Formed in 1994, this Canadian rock band, fronted by the immensely talented Ian Thornley, has been a driving force in the rock scene for almost three decades. With hits like “The Oaf (My Luck is Wasted),” “That Song,” and “Locomotive,” Big Wreck has earned a special place in the hearts of rock enthusiasts worldwide.

Their unique blend of progressive rock, alternative, and hard rock elements has captivated audiences and garnered critical acclaim throughout their career. Big Wreck’s music is a sonic journey, filled with powerful guitar riffs, soulful vocals, and thought-provoking lyrics.

The Empire Theatre: A Venue with a Legacy

The Empire Theatre in Belleville, Ontario, is the perfect setting for a Big Wreck concert. Known for its historic charm and exceptional acoustics, this venue has hosted numerous renowned artists and events over the years. The Empire Theatre provides an intimate and immersive experience that allows fans to get up close and personal with their favorite musicians.

Photo Credit: The Empire Theatre, Belleville, Ontario Canada

Why You Should Attend

A Night of Classics

Big Wreck’s setlist is sure to include their timeless classics that have stood the test of time. From anthems like “Blown Wide Open” to more recent hits, you can expect a diverse range of songs that will take you on a musical journey through their illustrious career.

Outstanding Musicianship

Ian Thornley’s virtuosic guitar skills and soulful vocals are legendary, and witnessing his performance live is a treat for any music enthusiast. The entire band’s musicianship is top-notch, promising a tight and impressive live show.

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But wait! There’s more! Special guests Texas King!

Fan favprites from London, Ontario, Texas King is the special guest opening once again for Big Wreck at The Empire Theatre. 

Texas King formed in 2013 and before long, began earning a reputation for their high-energy rock shows. After tours of Ontario and the east coast of Canada to support a debut EP, October 2017 saw the release of their anticipated full-length album Circles. The albums lead single “Boomerang” generated attention at Canadian radio, most notably at Toronto’s 102.1 The Edge, and led to an appearance on Global TV during their Canadian release tour. It’s often said that Texas King is best experienced when seen, not just heard. Now armed with their hook-filled debut, the band is ready to make their mark in the world of rock music – one rowdy club at a time.

An Unforgettable Experience

Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just looking for a fantastic night out, Big Wreck’s performance at The Empire Theatre is bound to be an unforgettable experience.

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Big Wreck’s upcoming performance at The Empire Theatre is a musical event that promises to be nothing short of extraordinary. With their iconic hits, exceptional musicianship, and a venue known for its charm and acoustic excellence, this concert is a must-see for rock fans and music lovers alike. Mark your calendars for December 20, 2023, and get ready to experience the magic of Big Wreck live in concert.

Ticket Information

Tickets for Big Wreck’s show at The Empire Theatre in Belleville on December 20, 2023, are available through the venue’s website. Be sure to grab your tickets early, as this is a concert you won’t want to miss.