Nazareth to play old, new tunes

Classic heavy rock band Nazareth will perform in Red Deer during a cross-Canada tour this summe

Influential Scottish rock group Nazareth will perform at Wild Bill’s Sports Bar in Red Deer on July 23.

Influential Scottish rock group Nazareth will perform at Wild Bill’s Sports Bar in Red Deer on July 23.

Classic heavy rock band Nazareth will perform in Red Deer during a cross-Canada tour this summer.

The influential Scottish group will deliver its 1970s hits — Love Hurts, Hair of the Dog (which was later covered by Guns N’ Roses), and the hard rocking cover of Joni Mitchell’s This Flight Tonight — on Thursday, July 23, at Wild Bill’s Sports Bar in the North Hill Inn.

Nazareth will also play some new tunes from its latest album, The Newz.

The band that completed its international 40th anniversary tour last year is once again looking forward to bringing its classic metal sound before loyal Canadian audiences, from British Columbia to Quebec.

“Coming back to Canada this summer is our way to thank our fans and make sure everyone who has supported us through the years has a chance to see us live again,” said the band’s frontman Dan McCafferty.

Nazareth features two original members, vocalist McCafferty and bassist Pete Agnew, as well as Agnew’s son, Lee Agnew, on drums and Jimmy Murrison on guitar. Tickets are $44 from the North Hill Inn.Doors open at 7 p.m. and the opening band is Flying Colors.