Canadian rocker Bif Naked will make two stops in New Brunswick on her Acoustic tour next month. She’ll hit the Capitol Theatre stage in Moncton on Friday, October 19th at 7:30 pm. On Saturday, October 20th at 8 pm the rock songstress takes the stage in Saint John at the Imperial Theatre. Tickets are currently on sale through the Capitol Theatre and Imperial Theatre box offices.
Bif Naked has a softer side, but she definitely hasn’t lost her edge! For this concert, the Canadian rocker trades the axes for acoustic guitars and the arena show for an intimate and warm evening of music that showcases her fantastic voice and the passion of her lyrics. Hear songs from her acoustic album The Promise, tunes from her upcoming fall release, as well as many of her rock hits pared down to reveal the beauty within.
About Bif Naked
In January 2008, Bif made an announcement that shocked fans and media alike … she was diagnosed with breast cancer and began the fight of her life. Partly because it is in her nature, and partly because it helped keep her focused on the future, Bif began to write and record The Promise – her sixth studio album – while undergoing 13 months of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
“I was determined to make this new record if it was the last thing I did,” says Bif, who is now strong, healthy and inspired. “I wrote songs from my bed. When it was time to record, the studio was moved so it was a block up the street from my condo … all I had to do was to force myself to walk up the hill, with my bald head and in my pyjamas — like Quasimodo. The headphones would constantly slip off my shiny head! Some days were good and some days were horrific. Sometimes I couldn’t do a thing, other days I could only sing for an hour, and then crawl home to my bed. We took it day by day.”
Bif’s latest record The Promise hit shelves May 2009, and was produced and mixed by Jason Darr with “Sick”, “Bluejay” and “You’ll Never Know” mixed by Mike Fraser. It is the product of turmoil, perseverance, and joy walking hand in hand, which fuelled her to write and record an album that is raw, real, relentless, and 100% Bif Naked. These new songs will give her loyal fans the classic Bif they desire, while attracting a whole new legion of followers. As Bif explains it, The Promise is the perfect title for this record. “A promise is made. A promise is kept. It’s one’s word. I made a promise to myself and to my fans. This record is for us.”
Her previous albums including the self-titled Bif Naked, I Bificus (which was certified Platinum at the beginning of 2009), and Purge, are all noted for their introspective, powerful, and infectious hits that have garnered rave reviews around the world. Her hit single “Spaceman” from I Bificus, made Canadian history with a #1 position on National Charts and #2 position on Billboard’s International Charts making it the highest spun independent song in the history of Canada. Purge was nominated for Rock Album of the Year at the 2001 Juno Awards.
From her remarkable beginnings in an orphanage in India to her battle against breast cancer, Bif Naked has consistently defied the odds, and continues to do so. While recording this record has been an empowering and powerful experience for her, Bif admits that she is most excited to hit the road with these new songs. “I’m going back to tour because it is what I love to do. Performing is my passion. I owe it to myself and to my fans to keep evolving and to keep challenging myself and I just can’t wait to rock.”
Tickets for the Bif Naked acoustic concert to be presented on Friday, October 19 at 7:30 pm in Moncton are currently on sale at the price of $25.50 to $29.50 (plus applicable fees). Tickets may be purchase online at www.capitol.nb.ca, by telephone at (506)856-4379 or 1 800 567-1922, or in person at the Capitol Theatre located at 811 Main Street. Tickets for the Saint John concert on Saturday, October 20 at 8 pm are currently on sale for $30 and may be purchased online at www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca, by telephone at (506)674-4100 or 1-800-323-SHOW(7469), or in person at the Imperial Theatre located at 24 King Square South.