54-40 will be stopping in Fernie

Classic Canadian band 54-40 is coming through Fernie with their latest tour, Gold, Guts and Glory, on Monday.

Classic Canadian band 54-40 will play The Northern on Monday.

Classic Canadian band 54-40 will play The Northern on Monday.

Classic Canadian band 54-40 is coming through Fernie with their latest tour, Gold, Guts and Glory, on Monday.

Following the release of their 13th album, Lost in the City, in summer 2011, the band will be treating concert goers to a wide selection of tunes. Guitarist David Genn explained, “What it is we’re doing is some band favourites, some fan favourites that aren’t usually in the set, and a couple of reinterpretations of some classic 54-40 songs.”

The 23 date Canadian tour includes stops at more than a few smaller locations, including Campbell River, Kamloops, Nelson, and of course, Fernie.

“We’re in a luxurious position that we’ve been around long enough and have a recognizable catalogue of songs that we can play the smaller markets. We really consider it a privilege to get to play these smaller venues,” said Genn. “The people in smaller towns don’t get as much entertainment coming through as they do in larger cities. They tend to be very excited and very appreciative that you’ve come out, which we really enjoy, so it’s fun for everybody.”

Originally formed in 1981, 54-40 is now celebrating their 31st year as a band. Genn remarked, “We really enjoy what we do still and we really enjoy each others’ company.

I count myself very lucky to be able to play such a great catalogue of songs with such a great group of guys.”

54-50 will take the stage at The Northern on Monday, September 17, with special guests Leeroy Stagger and Willhorse.