Matthew Good gives new life to familar songs at Red Deer concert

Vancouver rocker performs Feb. 21 at Memorial Centre

Some songs deserve a second spin — maybe even a second recording session.

Vancouver rocker Matthew Good, who performs at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre on Tuesday, Feb. 21, went back to the creative well to create new versions of several tracks from his most popular album, Beautiful Midnight.

The Warner Music artist rerecording five tunes from the album at Bathouse Studio: Suburbia, I Miss New Wave, Load Me Up, Let’s Get it On and Born to Kill.

He’s celebrating the release of a new EP of this music, called I Miss New Wave: Beautiful Midnight Revisited with a 28 date Canadian tour, on which he will perform Beautiful Midnight in its entirety. Fans who purchase tickets to his shows will also receive a digital copy of the new EP.

Good has been embarking on a solo career since disbanding his Matthew Good Band in 2002. After performing with one of Canada’s most successful alternative rock bands of the 1990s, he’s established himself an artist who doesn’t shy away from political themes.

The singer/guitarist and blogger has become an advocate for mental health issues since discovering he has bipolar disorder. He is also an activist, who’s expressed strong opinions about the Canadian government, effects of the United States’ foreign policy, and world crises like the conflict in the Sudan. He’s also involved with Amnesty International.

The singer will be joined by L.A.-based Canadian singer/songwriter and musician Craig Stickland, best known for playing the lead in Verizon Go90s’s new dark music series, Lost Generation. Strickland’s 2016 EP is Leave Me To The Wild.

Tickets to the Red Deer show are available from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

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