(Niagara Falls, ON) – Former Triumph frontman Rik Emmett played to a sold out crowd at Seneca Queen Theatre on Saturday May, 2 playing several hits from Triumph with a mix of solo material and covers. Emmett, along with guitarist Dave Dunlop and bassist/keyboardist Steve Skingley opened with Hold On, Petite Etude and Lay It On the Line. Along with some solo material the band also did a few covers including Norwegian Wood by the Beatles (sung by Skingley) and Rocky Mountain Way By Joe Walsh.
There were two sets which ended with Magic Power in the second set. The show ended with an encore of the Triumph song Suitcase Blues. Rik Emmett was in fine form and put on a great show. Well worth seeing if you ever get the chance!
Rik Emmett gained international notoriety as the lead singer/songwriter/guitarist with the hard rock trio Triumph. By ’79 three albums had gone platinum in Canada and two charted in the States, By ’81 Triumph was firmly established as one of the premier touring rock acts in North America, In the next seven years, the band released ten gold albums, with four turning platinum in Canada. In the U.S., two went gold. With massive hits like Follow Your Heart, Magic Power, Lay It On The Line, Hold On, Somebody’s Out There and many more, Rik Emmett has done everything from jamming with Alex Lifeson of Rush at the Guitar Workshop Plus to huge classic rock outdoor shows with Triumph, to intimate acoustic duo gigs. Four gold & platinum decades in the music biz have provided entry into the Canadian Rock Hall of Fame, the Music Industry Hall of Fame and the Junos Hall of Fame, with a few ‘Best Guitarist’ awards in various categories garnered along the way. Rik holds true to his dreams of the magic power of the music and shares that with every audience, of every stripe, every night that he performs.
OPENING ACT: DEATH TO PORTER featuring ex-members of STAYLEFISH, THE RESCUE, THE ALPHA PROJECT, AND DEAD ETIQUETTE, including one active member Oakville’s very own FRESH.
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