Beloved Canadian Rockers, Our Lady Peace, brought their 2012 “Urban Grind Tour” to Club Infinity in Clarence, NY this past Friday night. The show was sold out well in advance, and walking
into the venue, I could already tell the crowd was excited for this extremely intimate show. The past 2
or 3 shows OLP has performed in the area were free shows, and extremely packed out, so this was a
nice treat for the real fans from Buffalo, and of course the Canadians who made the trek south of the border.
The lights went down as the band prepared to jump on stage, and the place instantly went crazy. They opened up their set with 2 tunes off of the brand new album “Curve,” in the same order as they appear, starting the album. The next 5 or 6 songs were absolute crowd favorites, including hits like
“Innocent,” in which Lead Singer, Raine Maida let the crowd sing the chorus, “Superman’s Dead”
and “Somewhere Out There.” Also, early on they played an absolutely amazing version of “One Man Army.”
After the string of crowd pleasers, Raine kept guitarist, Steve Mazur, on stage as the rest of the band left, for an acoustic version of “Julia,” from their debut album 1994’s “Naveed.” The fans around me were excited, alot of them singing along loudly. As the rest of the band started to emerge from the back after the song, they were told to go back off, and Raine & Steve played an unplanned acoustic version of “Thief.” The rest of the set included the live debut of “Rabbits” off of the new album, and Clumsy & Heavyweight, with a “Naveed” tease thrown in the latter. The encore was a few songs long, ending with the crowd favorite “Starseed” for good measure. The band came back out for one last song, as a second encore. “4am” off of 1997’s Clumsy, which a couple next to me had been calling out loud for, all night long. I’m sure that couple left happy, as the rest of the crowd most likely did as well, after another amazing Buffalo show from Our Lady Peace.
Heres hoping for another free show this summer!