The upcoming tour is also in support of the band’s latest album, ‘Spiritual Machines 2’, the follow-up to the first album ‘Spiritual Machines’ released in 2000.
Canadian alternative rock band Our Lady Peace will travel to Ottawa next month as part of their ‘Wonderful Future’ tour.
The band will take the stage at the National Center for the Arts on Tuesday, June 21, and the tour will showcase a combination of music and hologram technology.
“It’s the next level, the person is there,” Our Lady Peace lead singer Raine Maida said. CityNews Ottawa. “It’s not like this kind of blurry, transparent transparent [hologram], it surprises me. It just allows us to try to turn a rock concert into a more theatrical piece.”
The upcoming tour is also in support of the band’s latest album. ‘Spiritual Machines 2’, the follow-up to the first ‘Spiritual Machines’ album released in 2000. Both albums are inspired by the work of author Ray Kurzweil, who will appear in hologram form on tour.
“I’ve been trying to make this record for 10 years,” Maida explained. “It’s really about taking the best of us, I think, but moving it into the future.”
Maida feels it is essential that Our Lady Peace push their sound forward with each new release.
“There’s nothing exciting about repeating yourself or doing the same record or even the same song,” he said. “I guess some record company would say ‘that’s stupid’ but it’s just my vibe and I think the band is okay with that, we have to find something new.”
Our Lady Peace also celebrated the 25th anniversary of their ‘Clumsy’ album, which Maida found it fun to relive and reflect on.
“It was one of those amazing moments for the band,” he added. “The album just blew up all over the world and got a chance to tour and see all these different cities and make fans everywhere.
More information on the upcoming Our Lady Peace show in Ottawa is available on the National Center for the Arts website.