By Cecilia Nasmith
The Cobourg Community Centre will be one stop on the 40th-anniversary tour of The Blushing Brides, and Rolling Stones fans won't want to miss it.
The town's Community Services Division announced the concert by what the press release called “the world's original tribute to The Rolling Stones since 1979, bringing fans a unique perspective on the music of the Stones.”
In fact, the press release said, the Brides' performance is apt to be far more daring than today's far more subdued shows by the original Stones.
And while music writers once referred to the Stones as Their Satanic Majesties (after one of their releases), the Brides still boast the title World's Most Dangerous Tribute to the Music of the Rolling Stones.
The line-up includes singer Maurice Raymond, guitarist Desmond Leahy, bassist Glen Olive and keyboardist Dylan Heming. Their combined stage presence, personae and musical licks make each performance a memorable concert spectacle.
Director of community service Dean Hustwick agrees.
“I saw The Blushing Brides perform a few years ago, and I can guarantee a high-energy live performance that will have fans on their feet in no time,” he said in the press release.
“As an added bonus to concertgoers, we are hosting a pre-concert party in the Grand Hall, with both canteens serving special menu items.”
This includes a variety of pub-type food, including hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken wings and popcorn. To ensure smooth service, a second satellite canteen and bar will be open in the Rotary Hall.
The schedule calls for the party to run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., after which doors will open. The opening act The Spirits perform at 8 p.m. and The Blushing Brides charge onstage at 9 p.m.
General-admission tickets are $25 plus HST plus service fee, available through the Victoria Hall Concert Hall box office (905-372-2210 or www.concerthallatvictoriahall.com).