ONE OK ROCK

Ambitions Canadian Tour 2017

ONE OK ROCK

Set it Off, Palisades

Friday, July 21, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Algonquin Commons Theatre

Ottawa, ON

$30.00 - $80.00

This event is all ages

  • Floor Level general admission standing. Main Level and Balcony Level reserved seating.
  • Tickets also available at Vertigo Records and the Algonquin Commons Theatre Box Office.
  • Lineup, date, venue, times and ticket price subject to change without notice.
  • All tickets are final sale. No exchanges, upgrades, or refunds. 

ONE OK ROCK
ONE OK ROCK
ONE OK ROCK is a Japanese rock band formed in 2005 and is represented by Amuse, Inc. It performs approximately 100 live concerts every year.

In 2007, the band released its first single from A-Sketch Inc., a record label based in Japan. After the original guitarist left the group in 2009, the group became a four-member band. Since then, the band has grown at a fast pace and has performed not only at small live houses, where they initially started out, but also at numerous large concert venues. ONE OK ROCK has rapidly become one of the most popular Japanese rock bands due to its hugely successful concerts such as Nippon Budokan Live in 2010, Yokohama Stadium Live in 2014, and The Arena Tour in 2013 & 2015.

Its continued success at various rock festivals and effective promotions using YouTube and SNS have made it possible for the group to expand its fan base. This has allowed the band to top the charts in Japan with its latest (and 7th) album, “35xxxv.”
In 2014 the band became very active overseas. It has made records with John Feldmann and most recently collaborated with Kellin (Sleeping with Sirens) on its newest album, “35xxxv”. The group strengthened its presence by performing around the world, including completing European and South American tours, along with the VANS WARPED TOUR 2014 and the SOUNDWAVE Festival 2015.
In April 2015, the band signed a worldwide distribution deal with Warner Bros., in an arrangement that allows for A-Sketch to remain in charge of releasing its songs in Japan. Their latest album, “35xxxv” was already released in Japan in February and will soon be released worldwide by WB. (It has already been digitally released worldwide on iTunes).
Set it Off
Set it Off
Since their formation in 2008, Set It Off has already released three EPs, signed to Equal Vision Records, toured non-stop, and shared the stage with the impressive likes of My Chemical Romance, A Day To Remember, Say Anything, Against Me! and We Came As Romans.

And now they're ready for more.

The Tampa, FL-based quintet, comprised of Cody Carson [vocals], Dan Clermont [guitar], Zach DeWall [guitar], Austin Kerr [bass], and Maxx Danziger [drums], will release Cinematics, their debut full-length record on Equal Vision Records, on September 18, 2012. The 12-track album was recorded over the course of four weeks with Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount [All Time Low, Cartel, Mayday Parade] at Vintage Song Studios in Alpharetta, GA.

In a recent interview with Alternative Press, Carson explains that the new album features Set It Off's signature sound of orchestra-infused pop with a new sense of heaviness, diversity and intensity in the album, both lyrically and musically. He states, "What's really present on this album…we're very theatrical when we present our story. If it's a darker subject, there is a lot of angst and neurosis that goes into that song…In fact, in one song, Zack and Ken think I sound like the Joker from The Dark Knight. Not that I'm going for that, I just really try to get into character for each song as far as the mood goes. It has that diversity, but it still sounds like Set It Off."

In a separate interview, Carson further expounded on the band's experience in working with Zack and Kenneth recalling, "Our favorite phrase they would use is 'You can beat that.' They allowed us to become better musicians and individual writers…in the vocal booth, they helped drive my darker side out of me when it needed to show. Through bringing it out in the studio every day, it allowed me to bring "him" out on stage too. It's like therapy for me."

For their first full-length ever, Set It Off ambitiously set out to take their signature sound to the next level and pushed themselves further than ever before in every possible way – technically, musically, lyrically and emotionally in the writing and recording process. "Musically I feel like we are the strongest we've ever been. All the touring we've done in the past year has made us night and day tighter for our live performances and working and meeting other musicians on that next level has forced us to push our skills musically in all aspects from playing to writing," explains Clermont.

Danziger notes that, "Once we got in to the swing of things though, it started coming together very naturally…we liked what we did with Horrible Kids and you can definitely hear that sound in this new record." He continues, "But a lot has happened in the past year. We've made new

friends, faced new challenges, had new experiences, and from that we've all grown up a lot. I think the new album reflects how we've changed as people. It has a similar feel to our most recent EP, but is more mature and polished."

In August 2011, the young band made their label debut with the re-release of their third EP Horrible Kids, which garnered widespread praise in the press from the likes of mtvU, Alternative Press, Guitar World, Rock Sound, Outburn Magazine and more, launched them into countless tours around the US, and ultimately prepared them to write and record their first full-length record. Horrible Kids debuted at No. 63 in the 100 Alternative Albums on iTunes, with their music video for "@reply" featured as an iTunes "Hot Music Video" and the music video for "Breathe In, Breathe Out" receiving great accolade on its own, as it was added to rotation on mtvU after winning the station's The Freshmen challenge.

Horrible Kids was recorded at Red Sparrow Studios in Wilson, NC with Brandon "B-Real" Ham and John Harrell and mastered by Paul Leavitt [VersaEmerge, The Dangerous Summer]. The EP blends contagious, driving melodies and hard-hitting choruses with genuine sincerity and a powerful message, creating an emotional concept album referencing the troubles of being bullied growing up and importance of being yourself and embracing who you are no matter what.

The band's new album takes the same energetic and passionate approach, but strays from a specific theme, allowing the band to touch on a broader spectrum of topics. "Lyrically, Horrible Kids was me digging deep into my past. With the new album, you're getting to jump inside my head and think how I think, feel what I feel, and really understand how human we all are." Carson confesses openly. "We are human - we have good times, we have bad times, we think pure thoughts, and we think impure thoughts. As far as how I describe these situations, I want you to feel like you are sitting down for a short film…and if I'm not evoking any sort of emotion from you then I'm not doing my job."

"We are very proud of our last release, Horrible Kids EP, but this album is just on a different level, and we're very, very excited about it," concludes Danziger. "This is a new era of Set It Off, and we're ready for it. "
Palisades
Palisades
By teaming up with producer Cameron Mizell at Chango Studios (Sleeping With Sirens, Memphis May Fire, Woe Is Me), PALISADES has taken full advantage of the solid foundation built with the EP and used it as a launch pad to take it to the next level. The band were also joined in the studio by Andy from Crown The Empire, Chris from Like Moths To Flames and Tyler Carter of Issues who lent guest vocals to the new album! Armed with the strength of their new album "Outcasts", PALISADES will be unstoppable by this summer.
Venue Information:
Algonquin Commons Theatre
1385 Woodroffe Ave.
Building E
Ottawa, ON, K2G 1V8
http://AlgonquinCommonsTheatre.com