The last time Odds played Portland was a long time ago in the Rose Garden. We may have violated the noise level bylaws that night and it was probably a bad idea to book us in an outdoor rose garden at that stage of our maturity. Promises broken in the Rose Garden.
Now we are seasoned vets who understand the perfect sound pressure levels for ultimate audience enjoyment. Technology has advanced so much that we can pinpoint the exact decibel readings, delicious beer amounts and melodic intervals to make the human aura radiate the ultimate high chi.
Are we speaking your language Portland?
We are collaborating with The Hawthorne Theatre on the exact harmonic variables to achieve convergence. Last time Craig was there with the Steven Page Trio, reports say, the roof pretty much came off the venue. We are heading to you to get some of that action and, with Steven by our side, we will all explode in just the right way.
TICKETS are on sale now.
We’re very excited about our first gig stateside in a while. It’s at “the Crocodile” on Sept 7, in our sister city Seattle, WA too.
As much as all the hoopla has been about “We the Northey” [sic] and the glorious victory by the Toronto Raptors bringing Canada together ...we have as much affection for our Seattle Supersonics. They WILL be back. From Lenny Wilkins, Gus Williams and Gary Payton to the rookie of the year performance of a 19 year old Kevin Durant we stand up for the loud and fast legacy of Seattle. What rock n rollers don’t love a team named the Sonics. The Sonics were also one of the greatest rock bands ever. Strychnine, Have Love Will Travel, the Witch…
Crank them up and prepare for us Odds, accompanying our brother in rock, Steven Page, as we prepare to bring our version the good times sonic vibe to the home that made it in the first place.
We grew up 3 hours away from glory and now we will be right on time.
TICKETS are on sale now.
Incorporated in 1905, as the Police Village of Westboro, this area of Ottawa was originally conceived as a place for outdoor fun and rock n roll. The town founders have been planning the #WestboroFUSE Street Festival for 114 years. The original proclamation read “On August 17, 2019 a band from the west called “Odds” shall arrive in Westboro Village and light the Fuse Festival and provide the happy people with a day of rock n roll fun.”
We shall not disappoint the founders nor the people. It is written!
See you on the Main Stage at Richmond and Churchill on August 17th!
? RSVP to the Facebook Event now for full details. Our show (and the entire festival) is 100% free for you to attend. Bring your friends and family down for great bands, street performers, cool shops, kids entertainment, summer patios, and more.
London Ontario sits along the Thames River which is the longest river in the world. It begins somewhere near Cheltenham in England and winds its way east to the estuary past Canvey Island (the home of Dr Feelgood) and into the ocean where it then heads south and then west towards North America. It is very very wide at this point. It gets narrow again when it hits Quebec and then makes it’s way to London Ontario where it is finally home. This is why they call it Home County. To celebrate the Thames and it’s incredible rock ‘n roll journey we will journey to the “Home County Arts and Music Festival” July 19-21 in London Ontario. There will be a river of notes and we will be your Dr. Feelgood. Come out and enjoy.
Roger Wilko Johnson and out!
Check this out YEG.
We’ll be playing on 8/16 but this looks like it might be worth going both days. Tickets are on sale now.
We're gonna hold a Hootenanny at the 'ol Horseshoe Tavern on Queen West in Toronto Town!
July 19, 2019.
Come and rock with us at one of our favourite haunts.
Tickets are on sale now at ticketfly.com, or in person at Rotate This & Soundscapes.
Tell your friends to be there. We'll tell ours.
We are very excited to announce that we'll be playing at Oxford Stomp at Millennium Park in Calgary, AB on July 12th, with Bryan Adams. Tickets on sale April 18th at 10am.
*Fans can access presale tickets on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 @ 10:00 AM local to 10 PM local*
OXFORD STOMP 2019
Friday, July 12
Shaw Millennium Park, Calgary - AB
+ special guest yet to be announced!
Dec 14, 2018
Happy holidays everyone. As another year pulls up its pants, wipes its nose and heads home for a nice dinner we thank you for coming out to see shows and for continuing to inspire us. We love being together and making music and you allow us to do that.
If you are Spotify users there is a compilation of music we are featured on that may enhance your holiday enjoyment. Visit the CP Holiday Train playlist on Spotify you will find us there. https://www.cpr.ca/holiday-train/20-years. It’s been 20 years of the CP Holiday Train and we are proud to have figured in at least 1/4 of those years. They do great work for Canadian communities.
Although we haven’t yet completed our new album we are very proud to have played on Steven Page’s “Discipline: Heal Thyself Vol 2” which is out now and doing so well. Watch for our next batch of music in 2019.
Speaking of the new year.. let’s start with January. There’s quite a bit going on in Oddsworld.
1. Jan 10. We visit our nations capital (that is Ottawa …for those who thought it was Vancouver) and rock at a place that is new to us. It’s the Overflow Brewing Company. Spillage is a Canadian crime so we aim to catch this overflow but we’re going to need your help. Our pal Jeremy Fisher will be opening the show so come early and get a seat close up. Don’t get too close to Jeremy though because his beauty will burn out your retinas.
2. Jan 11. In the 90’s we did a whack of dates with our friends “the Pursuit of Happiness”. We called it the “Odds of Happiness Tour”. Do you know what? The odds of happiness were pretty darned good. We’re going to do it again ‘cause that way everybody wins. Night one of this reunion will be at the London Music Hall in London Ontario. We’re gonna get our Neopolitan all mixed up in their Love Junk. Happiness guaranteed.
3. Jan 12. The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto will ring with the sounds of Odds and the Pursuit of Happiness. Rumour has it that Dan the Fourth will actually be there. It’s going to be a star studded meltdown. Studs will melt. Don’t miss it. We would advise getting tickets now to avoid disappointment.
4. Jan 17. Alberta bound. Release the hounds. Bring your hush puppies to the Palace Theatre in royal Calgary. We haven’t played there since Nov 1997. We rocked so hard that we had to take 8 years off right after that show. Now we have figured out the magic formula for eternal rock so no worries Calgary. We will shock royalty at the Palace (Dan the Fifth may be there) and then…
5. Jan 18. We’ll be arriving at Station Street in Jasper on the Grand Funk Railroad. That’s the rail line that runs from Calgary to Edmonton right? Like the holiday train this railroad brings joy to all the girls and boys but on a year round basis.
6. Jan 19. Jan 19 marks our long anticipated return to Jasper Royal Canadian Legion in Jasper, Alberta. This is Doug’s hometown. His stories of riding Grizzly bears and getting several elk high behind the school always have us excited about returning to Jasper. Anything can happen there. Did we mention this show is FREE?
7. Jan 25. Back in Vancouver we will help our friends at the Canuck Autism Network with their Pro-Am event at the Imperial. We will be making some noise while our friends in the Canuck Alumni get drafted to teams to raise money in a hockey tourney at Rogers Arena. Doug Elliott will be drafted to play in the games and lord help any team that goes up against him. He can’t yet control his powers. Keep your heads up kids.
It's 2018 and we celebrate our 31st year as a band. It seems like every year is now the anniversary of something we did a while ago. For instance…it's the 5th Anniversary of "the Most Beautiful Place on Earth," the 10th of "Cheerleader," 22nd of "Nest," 23rd of "Good Weird Feeling," the 25th of "Bedbugs" and the 27th of "Neopolitan." We'll continue on our adventures and inventions so we can have a 10th anniversary of what we did in 2018, in 2028. This summer and fall are no exception. While we continue to work on the recording of our next album (coming along nicely) we are getting out there to play for you. We'll try out some new stuff and play all that other stuff you/we like.
June 8th - the Barnburner at the Imperial in Vancouver. - this is the 3rd annual Barnburner featuring Odds, Barney Bentall, Dustin Bentall, Rich Hope and, this year Steven Page. Ourselves and Barney teamed up some years ago with the North Van District Firefighters Charitable Society to aid pressing causes in our community. Last year the funds were allocated to jack.org and we have, as a band, thrown a lot of weight behind this cause since that point. Jack.org is a peer to peer youth mental health safety net that is brilliant in its concept and effectiveness. Please look it up and support youth helping youth through to wellness. The event is a musical blast as we host these artists and create a rocking good time. Many cool artifacts and auction items are available to compliment your lives and contribute to the cause. tickets
June 29th - we'll be at the Laketown Rocks Festival in Cowichan Lake BC. It promises to be a beautiful rock explosion in a gorgeous place. There are camping spots and foods and all that jazz. Lots of our friends and collaborators will be there so who knows what will happen - Colin James, Big Wreck, Sass Jordan, Grapes of Wrath, Barney Bentall…it's a big list. tickets
July 1st - It's Moncton, NB for Canada's birthday. We'll be onstage with our chum Steven Page celebrating his Hall of Fame music and mashing it up a bit with our own Hall of mirrors music! We’re looking forward to the fact the legendary Monoxides will also be on the bill. They’re awesome. It's free family fun and I bet there will be cake.
July 3 & 4 - We return to Halifax's fabulous Carleton Music Hall for two nights of raucous rock with Steven Page. It was a blast last time. It's a small place so it's already sold out but we're sure, if you're determined, you can stealthily figure out a way to see us. Fingers crossed.
July 21st - We jet back to the City of Champions and blast off at Edmonton's "K-Days". It's an outdoor show in one of our favourite towns. Doug was born there and we had our first radio #1 there. Maybe we roll out a few more "Neopolitan" era tunes to celebrate. It's an outdoor show on the "Tim Horton's North Stage." None more Canadian than that. tickets
July 26th - We're back to another primeval and gorgeous location on Vancouver Island. We're finally playing the legendary Filberg Heritage Park in Comox BC. In addition to the regular songs you know from the radio we'll celebrate our "Cheerleader" anniversary with a few more tunes from that album. Murray is from Vancouver Island, and that was his debut album with the band, so we feel this is appropriate…and fun. tickets
There's a bit of a gap and then BOOM!
Sept 13 & 14 - We will do two nights in Vancouver's intimate and great sounding Biltmore Cabaret. Celebrating the 23rd anniversary of our album "Good Weird Feeling" we will play it in it's entirety (then some other songs) utilizing some VERY special guests to sing certain songs. The only hint we will give is that these guests were in grade school when the album came out…and they liked it…and you will like them. This promises to be a blast and a good test of our memories.
Here are the ticket links: Sept 13 / Sept 14
Looking forward to seeing you somewhere on this adventure.