Date:   4/2/2006

Thrasher Baits The Arrogant Worms

On April 29th at 7:30 pm, Canada’s most popular comedy act The Arrogant Worms will take the stage at the historic Thrasher Opera House for a night of music mixed with hilarity.  Using only guitar, bass and vocals, this trio is on a mission to ‘hook’ you, and keep you laughing all night long!

 

Seven popular CDs, three videos, the most requested song on the internationally syndicated "Dr. Demento Show", and standing ovations from audiences everywhere have made these Canadian comedians the hottest act out of their homeland.  With song titles such as “Go To Sleep Little Leech” and “New Car Smell”, one can only imagine that they’ll be in for a real treat with this performance.

 

The Worms draw their inspiration from folk and acoustic rock, Celtic, country, reggae, bluegrass, surf music, and even gospel. Their easy-going attitude, simple technical requirements, charm, good looks, and diverse musical styles make for a thoroughly entertaining show that has caught the attention of an equally diverse audience.  Not only did they recently perform on Parliament Hill, but they also recently found out that Carrie Fisher and Meg Ryan are among the celebrities that never take long car rides without their Worms CD’s!

 

The Arrogant Worms released their self-titled debut album in 1992.  They received airplay on national radio in Canada and were soon touring across their vast homeland.

The Worms have since released nine more independent albums - Russell’s Shorts, C’est Cheese, Live Bait, Christmas Turkey, Dirt, Idiot Road, Toast and most recently, Beige. They have consistently topped the sales charts for their distributors and have sold over 150,000 albums to date. Recognizing this valuable Canadian resource, American label Oglio Records released Gift Wrapped, a ‘best of’ collection in 2002. The Arrogant Worms released a DVD of their concert with the renowned Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, also a national television special.

 

The Arrogant Worms have provided tuneful and silly escapism all over North America and Australia in venues of all shapes and sizes - from small clubs to theatres to arenas to Disney to Central Park to The Grand Canyon.  In 2006 they will embark on their first ever tour of the United Kingdom. They have shared the stage over the years with the brightest lights music industry.  The Worms have entertained at corporate events, sung anthems at sporting events and emceed at major festivals.  They elevated their status to intergalactic levels when their song “Dangerous” was played aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor for astronaut and fan Chris Hadfield.  No matter where they are, they are having fun and the audience is too.

 

Tickets are available for this side-splitting comedy act for $18 at the Thrasher office, Knowledge Emporium, Green Lake State Bank (Green Lake); Ripon Drug, Pick ‘N Save (Ripon); Twister (Princeton); Berlin Chamber of Commerce or by calling (920)294-4279.  Online tickets available at www.thrasheroperahouse.com.

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