The iconic 80s Canadian rock band Glass Tiger, best known for their 1986 UK Top 40 hit single ‘Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)‘ and 1991’s ‘My Town‘ ft. Rod Stewart, return to the UK for the first time in 27 years to play two rare concerts. The band last came to the UK when they supported Roxette on their 1991 nationwide UK tour.
Glass Tiger play the University of London Union on Friday 19th October, followed by the Rockingham Festival at Nottingham Trent University on Sunday 21st October. Tickets for the University of London concert can be booked from Eventbrite, Eventim, and Gigantic. Tickets for Glass Tiger’s Rockingham Festival performance are available from Ticketsource.
To celebrate their 30th Anniversary, earlier this year Glass Tiger released a new album entitled ‘31‘ which includes two new songs and re-imagined recordings of all their hit singles. The band includes original members Alan Frew on vocals and guitar, Sam Reid on keyboards, Al Connelly on guitar, and Wayne Parker on bass, plus long-time drummer Chris McNeill who joined in 2000. Listen to the album HERE.
Citing the band as one of his musical influences, Johnny Reid guided Glass Tiger back to the songs that made them stars in Canada and beyond. Their 1986 debut album, ‘The Thin Red Line‘, reached quadruple-platinum sales in Canada and spawned consecutive Juno Award-winning singles ‘Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)‘and ‘Someday’. Both were Top 10 pop hits in the U.S. and the band earned a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. ‘
That momentum led to arena tours around the world with bands like Journey, as well as a massive 1987 tour of the UK supporting the legendary Tina Turner. In Canada, the band notched many more hits such as “I’m Still Searching”, “Animal Heart” and “Rescued (By the Arms of Love)” – which all make an encore appearance on their latest album ’31’.
UK Tour Dates
University of London Union Friday 19 October
Rockingham Festival Sunday 21 October