The Arrogant Worms, Canada’s best-loved musical comedy group, is kicking off their 20th Anniversary tour in the place it all began – Kingston, Ontario! Tickets are on sale now for their Sat., Feb. 5th show at Duncan McArthur Auditorium (Queen’s west campus).
The Arrogant Worms
Sat. Feb. 5, 2011 – 8:00 pm
Duncan McArthur Auditorium, 511 Union St., Kingston ON
Tickets: $30 (including HST and all fees) adults
$25 (including HST and all fees) students
Grand Theatre Box Office (613 530-2050)
Brian’s Record Option (613 542-2452)
Tricolour Store (Queen’s)
online now at http://www.kingstongrand.ca/events/detail/424
Three quarters of a quarter of a century ago, something magnificent happened in Kingston, Ontario. Sensing a desperate public need for musical comedy, The Arrogant Worms was formed. The Arrogant Worms began as a comedy troupe performing songs and sketches on the Queen’s University radio station in 1991. As the live show developed, the songs delighted the audience. The sketches – not so much.
It began as a hobby, making fun of a big dumb world. Luckily, the world is still dumb and The Arrogant Worms (Mike McCormick, Chris Patterson and Trevor Strong) still have plenty to sing about. The shows are fast, furious and family friendly. The wit is quick, the satire is biting and the musicianship is second to none. Their appeal has earned them fans from kids to parents to grandparents to Princess Leia.
The Arrogant Worms have sold more than 150,000 copies of their 12 albums and played on three continents to crowds as large as 100,000. They were recognized in 2003 as the Touring Act of the Year by the Canadian Arts Presenting Association. The Worms have entertained at corporate functions, sung anthems at sporting events and emceed at major festivals. Their songs are in school lesson plans, in textbooks and even played on the Space Shuttle. On earth or in space, everyone digs these Worms.
The Arrogant Worms have chosen to kick off their 20th Anniversary Tour in the very place where it all started – Kingston, Ontario at Duncan McArthur Auditorium on the west campus of their alma mater, Queen’s University. They will perform 20 of the hits that span their exciting 20 year career, songs that have made The Arrogant Worms one of Canada’s best-loved musical comedy groups.