Matt Mays February 16 $65
February 16 2019 $65 8:00PM START
We have limited dinner reservations with staggered ordering times between
5:30 and 6:45. We are trying to simplify the dinner reservation option since it was a bit confusing. All of our guests that choose "ticket with dinner reservation" are welcome anytime after 5:30 on show nights to start off with a beverage. Our kitchen serves our wood fired pizza along with show night specials, that are thought up the day of the show, between the times of 5:30 and 7:00 to ensure you have time to eat before the show starts. We will do our best to feed all of our guests in a timely fashion from our small homestyle kitchen.
When fully booked the dinner option will not be available in the show night selection box. Guests choosing the "ticket only" option are welcome anytime after 7:00. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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Matt Mays Announces Dark Promises Tour
JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter Matt Mays announces a series of intimate tour dates in support of his latest album, Twice Upon a Hell of a Time…
Accompanied by bandmates Adam Baldwin and Ryan Stanley (a/k/a The Dark Promises), the shows will feature stripped down and “woody” interpretations of songs from the new album, as well as selections from the deep well of Mays’ critically acclaimed back catalogue. Baldwin will also open the shows with an acoustic set of his own songs.
Dates are as follows:
Feb. 8 - Paris, ON @ Dominion Telegraph
Feb. 9 - Bayfield, ON @ Old Town Hall
Feb. 10 - Hamilton, ON @ Hamilton Public Library
Feb. 15 - Peterborough, ON @ Market Theatre
Feb. 16 - Burnstown, ON @ Neat Café
Feb. 22-23 - Calgary, AB @ Block Heater
After a solid year of touring with his rock band in support of 2017’s Once Upon a Hell of Time…, Matt Mays is looking forward to these stripped back performances this winter. “It will be nice to put the wild electrics down for a bit and get a bit warm n’ cozy” he says.
About Twice Upon a Hell of Time…
The recording sessions for Twice Upon a Hell of a Time... came amidst a particularly busy time for Matt Mays. During a period in which he headlined his first Massey Hall concert and supported sold-out shows with The Gaslight Anthem all over North America, Matt teamed up with co-producer Eric Ratz to record at studios around Toronto between touring commitments.
The acoustic companion piece was originally conceived as a straight-up solo interpretation, similar to the iTunes Session recorded with Ratz in 2011. As the songs took shape, however, Matt decided to incorporate extra vocals and instrumentation. Tapping musicians Aaron Goldstein (Daniel Romano, Lee Harvey Osmond) on pedal steel, Anthony Carone (Arkells) on piano, and guest singers Andrew Rodriguez, Kate Dyke, and Melissa Payne, the album’s arrangements are lush and large without straying from the torn down vibe he sought from the outset.
Re-contextualizing the songs also offers a new window into the lyrics. What he once described as a "party-rock record for the broken-hearted" transforms into a reflective and beautiful dive into false escapism, grief, love, and loss. “The stripped-down record lends clarity and depth to his already nuanced lyrics, revealing a deep thinker who seeks honesty in his craft, and in life.” - Beatroute