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Barenaked Ladies celebrating ‘Maroon’ 20th anniversary

Exclusive double vinyl and deluxe edition coming in 2021

Barenaked Ladies celebrate a milestone 20th anniversary of their fifth studio album Maroon with an exclusive double vinyl and deluxe digital edition for the first time ever. Originally released on September 12, 2000, Maroon debuted at No. 1 in Canada, and No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling over one million records in the U.S. alone, spawning the classic hit singles, “Pinch Me,” “Too Little Too Late,” and “Falling for the First Time.”

Fans are able to pre-order an exclusive vinyl package that features 180-gram double vinyl in a beautiful, gatefold sleeve. A limited number of maroon-colored vinyl will also be available. The original twelve tracks are featured on both the vinyl and digital deluxe versions’ along with rarities, b-sides and demos, including an alternative version of “Green Christmas.”

The hilarious video for the hit song “Pinch Me” features brand new 2020 band commentary.

An exclusive merch capsule collection celebrating Maroon featuring hoodies, tees and other fun items inspired by the “Pinch Me” drive-thru restaurant is also available.

The multi-platinum band recently announced a pay-per-view livestream show featuring footage from BNL’s 2015 Red Rocks performance to take place on Saturday, September 12th at 7 pm Eastern time.

Recorded at the fabled Morrison, CO amphitheater in June 2015 during the Ladies’ Last Summer on Earth tour, the footage captures the rock icons’ incredible live energy, camaraderie, and musicianship that stand as a testament to the band’s remarkable longevity in an ever-changing musical landscape. The live stream features a new exclusive interview where the band discuss their most fun and memorable stories from performing at Red Rocks over the years, as well as commentary from Ed and Tyler throughout the show. The show’s opening will be shown on the band’s Facebook and YouTube. From there you will be able to purchase a ticket for the rest of the show at Nugs.

BNL have been staying busy during quarantine with weekly Facebook Livestreams along with their #SelfieCamJams, performing deep cuts and fan favorites from their homes, even bringing in surprise guests. In April, they did a family-fun “Snacktime” #SelfieCamJam for kids of all ages. Many familiar faces made a special appearance to share their favorite snack, like Sarah McLachlan, Tom Greene, KT Tunstall, The Count, and Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish, who Barenaked Ladies toured with in 2019. The band also teamed up with Michael Bublé and Sofia Reyes for a timely single “Gotta Be Patient,” with all proceeds to be donated to charity.

BNL’s recent TikTok video in which Ed takes you “Behind The Song” on how he wrote the Big Bang Theory theme song has been viewed over 2.4 million times.

The Toronto-based “cult fave” (Paste Magazine) —who have now sold over 15 million albums worldwide and earned multiple JUNO Awards and Grammy nominations— can’t wait to get back on the road when it is safe to do so again. This will be the 6th edition of their Last Summer On Earth tour, following last summer’s critically-acclaimed shows with Hootie & the Blowfish. Other past acts include Cracker, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Blues Traveler, Guster, Ben Folds Five, Violent Femmes, Colin Hay, OMD, Howard Jones, Better Than Ezra, and KT Tunstall.

1. Too Little Too Late
2. Never Do Anything
3. Pinch Me
4. Go Home
5. Falling For The First Time
6. Conventioneers
7. Sell Sell Sell
8. The Humour Of The Situation
9. Baby Seat
10. Off The Hook
11. Helicopters
12. Tonight Is The Night I Fell Asleep At The Wheel
13. Hidden Sun
14. Powder Blue
15. Inline Bowline
16. Born Human
17. Falling For The First Time (Demo)
18. Green Christmas (Alternative version)

Author: Buddy Iahn

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