Platinum Blonde

The classic Canadian act tours to celebrate their 30th anniversary
8:00pm | Friday Feb 14, 2014

Canadian Juno-Award winning band Platinum Blonde is gearing up for a major national 30th Anniversary Tour which will include a stop at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on Friday, February 14, 2014. It was in 1982 when the group was formed in Toronto just at the time when New Wave was in its commercial glory. The band originated with Mark Holmes on vocals & bass, Sergio Galli on guitar and Chris Steffler on drums. They released their first full-length album, Standing in the

Dark in 1984. The album featured four hit singles including the title track and “It Doesn’t Really Matter” …
both of which were nominated for Juno Awards. The album went on to be certified triple-Platinum in

The band’s music videos were then placed into high rotation on MuchMusic and within months, Platinum Blonde came to be considered one of the decade’s top bands. They released their second album, Alien Shores in 1985 which featured the addition of fourth member, Kenny MacLean. The album – which went five-times Platinum – produced the hit singles, “Situation Critical”, “Crying Over You”, “Somebody Somewhere” and “Hungry Eyes”. Their next album, Contact was released in 1988 and went double- Platinum. By 1992, the band had decided to venture into solo projects and it wasn’t until 2010 that they played their first reunion show at The Mod Club Theatre in Toronto … sadly without MacLean who passed away in 2008. The original line-up of Holmes, Galli and Steffler has since been inducted into the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame. Today’s line-up consists of Holmes, Galli, Rob Laidlaw on bass and Dan Todd on drums.

Tickets are $39.50 (plus service charges) for Cabaret Seating