The Pursuit Of Happiness

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Love Junk

The Pursuit Of Happiness

with special guests Odds

Sat, January 12, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm

The Danforth Music Hall

Toronto, ON

$25.00 - $32.50

This event is 19 and over

Advance tickets also available at Rotate This & Soundscapes 

The Pursuit Of Happiness
The Pursuit Of Happiness
Recently, Juno-Award winning, Canadian alternative power pop band The Pursuit of Happiness (TPOH) announced details of a remastered deluxe edition of their 1988 debut album, Love Junk in celebration of the 30th anniversary since its release. The album was released on September 21 through Universal Music Canada. The band have also recently performed in Kitchener as part of the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour, and played a sold out Love Junk release party in Kensington Market.
Love Junk was originally produced by long-time collaborator Todd Rundgren and went on to be certified platinum in Canada. Today it is recognized as one of the Top 100 debut albums ever released, anywhere! The deluxe edition of the album includes unreleased demo and live versions, along with the original indie tracks that were recorded and released that landed the band their deal with Chrysalis Records in 1988. Along with the stand out track, “I’m An Adult Now”, the album is known for its alternative radio staples “Killed By Love”, "Hard to Laugh" and "She's So Young".
Time changes many things -- as Moe Berg wrote and sang in “I’m An Adult Now,” that is “no cliché -- it’s the truth.” Yet even three decades later, Moe and all of the men and women who together made Love Junk what it was -- and what it still is -- often discuss their triumphant first album as the best kind of rock & roll dream.” TPOH are excited to return to the stage and play their songs for fans.
with special guests Odds
with special guests Odds
Odds were born out of the 1987 Vancouver music scene and made their mark with the Zoo/BMG album "Neopolitan" in 1991. Warren Zevon ended up with a copy and recognized a kindred spirit - taking Odds on the road as his opening act and backing band. Black humourists, Stax fans and power-pop purveyors, Odds released three more critically-acclaimed albums “Bedbugs," "Good Weird Feeling" and "Nest" before taking a nine year hiatus. Their albums had broken through and achieved platinum status in their native Canada, along with 6 JUNO nominations, several top 10s, and a few top 40 hits in the USA and around the world. Songs you may recognize include: "It Falls Apart,” "Eat My Brain,” “Make You Mad,” "Heterosexual Man,” and "Someone Who's Cool."

The band returned in 2008 with "Cheerleader," featuring the single “My Happy Place” (as heard in the outro for the hit show Corner Gas). Continuing a long-standing relationship with Kids In The Hall, Odds performed the theme music to the CBC/IFC television series The Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town. Recently, the band has released a trilogy of EPs, as well as the single, “Love Is What You Get.”
Venue Information:
The Danforth Music Hall
147 Danforth Ave
Toronto, ON, M4K 1N2
http://thedanforth.com/