Sum 41, Papa Roach, Danko Jones, Bleeker coming to P.G.

A four-band rock riot happens in Prince George this spring.

"The CN Centre is thrilled to announce Sum 41 and Papa Roach, with Danko Jones and Bleeker," said CN Centre manager Glen Mikkelsen.

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All four of these acts are known for one thing in common: crushing rock.

The headliners don't wanna waste my time, become another casualty of society, don't wanna fall in line, another victim of conformity. That's Sum 41's longtime anthem (from the smash punk-pop hit Fat Lip). They've been to Prince George a couple of times in the past (headlining the Molson Canadian House Party and the UNBC Backyard Barbecue) but not since CN Centre was still called The Multiplex. But they're in too deep and their tryin' to keep up above in their heads instead of going under, instead of going under. So they're coming back for the hat-trick.

Papa Roach has also been here twice before, opening for Buckcherry in 2009 and again in 2011.

"I'm excited about coming back to Prince George 'cause it's been a while and we always have good shows up there so I'm stoked," said Papa Roach lead guitarist Jerry Horton on that last visit.

This California unit has been to the heights of the music industry, with a Grammy Award nomination and multi-platinum record sales to their credit. Their hit list includes Hollywood Whore, Last Resort, Forever, Getting Away With Murder, Scars, Lifeline, To Be Loved, and many more.

Also on that last billing with them was a band called Bleeker Ridge. They've made some changes and only go by Bleeker these days, but their songs project like it doesn't matter what their name is. Hits like Small Town Dead, Highway and Sick of You make them one of Canada's craziest new acts.

But if there's one act on this slate that knows P.G. well, it's Danko Jones. This road warrior has been all over the world pounding out his brand of blues-based hard rock. He's been a global ambassador for the loud half of the Canadian amp dial, and this city has been on his route a number of previous times. He's been bringing the band here since the late '90s when anthem hit Bounce came out. A lot has happened since then, but let's just summarize by saying "opened for the Rolling Stones." Yeah. Not good enough? How about Elijah Wood and Selma Blair did three of his videos. So did Lemmy. Yes, Motorhead fans, that Lemmy.

So all four of these high quality head-bangers are together for one big show at CN Centre on April 11.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Get them at CN Centre or online via the Ticketmaster website.

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