The Arkells, a popular Canadian rock band, are coming to Guelph on Nov. 8 of this year, the band announced on Tuesday.
They will be playing live at the Sleeman Centre and tickets go on sale Friday, with more information coming via the Arkells website.
The Arkells formed in Hamilton, Ont. under the original name Charlemagne, a name that was changed after a band with the same name threatened to sue them. Their present name comes from Arkell Street, where they lived and worked on their music.
The group of five all met at McMaster University. The Arkells’ first album was released in October 2008 and the band grew from there. In 2010, the band won the Juno Award for New Group of the Year and won group of the year in 2012 and 2015.
The Arkells released their fifth studio album, Rally Cry, on Oct. 19 of last year. On tour with Lord Huron, the band played their largest arena show yet at the Scotiabank area in February.
This fall, however, the Arkells’ tour will feature special guests Mother Mother and Coin. Starting in Halifax, the band will move west and visit London, Guelph, St.Catherines, Oshawa, Peterborough and Kingston during October and November.