PICS: Japandroids at Music Box

Japandroids made sure everyone at Music Box came "Near to the Wild Heart of Life" on Saturday, March 11.

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Since their inception in 2006, they've been known for their raw energy.
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In Vancouver, they were getting frustrated by a lack of public support for live music, so they started putting on their own shows.
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Fun fact: guitarist/vocalist Brian King is a geologist.
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In 2009, they released their first full-length, "Post-Nothing."
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Convinced they were going nowhere, they agreed to call it quits during the album's recording.
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Surprise, surprise -- the album was critically acclaimed and nominated for several music awards.
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Since then, the band has released two more albums: "Celebration Rock" and "Near to the Wild Heart of Life."
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"Celebration Rock" also received widespread acclaim and award nominations.
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Yet, following its release and tour, the band remained inactive for three years.
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That is, until the release of "Near to the Wild Heart of Life" in 2017.
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The band is currently on a worldwide tour of the album.
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Luckily, we got to see them right at the start of it.
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