On Saturday, September 8th, Mike Levine chatted with Rich Davenport of Total Rock Radio show in the UK. In the first hour of the two hour show, Mike Levine talks about the band’s reunion and subsequent comeback gig at the Sweden Rock Festival in 2008, and the CD-DVD that came from it. In between conversation Mike chooses 3 songs from the band’s new “Live At Sweden Rock Festival” for the audiences listening pleasure.
“When we found out we were gonna play that gig, I mean, I was in Jamaica, and I borrowed a bass off of a guy that played in a band, put on a Triumph album and started to play along and went “Wow, Am I ever out of shape,” I couldn’t remember what key the songs were in or anything but after a couple weeks and some blisters on the fingers, I got it together and I came home, and we rehearsed every day, for almost a month. We played and played and played… and it worked out really good, I’m really happy with the end result.”
Listen to the full interview. Hear the Triumph feature starting 24:15 into the audio.
North American syndicated Rock radio show InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands heads north to Canada this week for the “Best of” Triumph as part of its Medium Rare series on InTheStudio.NET. Triumph members Rik Emmett, Mike Levine and Gil Moore sit down with InTheStudio host Redbeard for an honest, heart warming and hysterically funny interview about how this three-piece Toronto outfit made it in North America, first as an upstart live act and then as platinum selling recording artists. Drummer, songwriter, and vocalist Gil Moore tells host Redbeard how after years of playing in bands with multitudes of members, Triumph was designed as a three piece.
“The idea was really practical that we only wanted three musicians. We thought,’ there’s
never going to be a tie vote’. (Laughs) That sounds crazy but that was part of it. The whole idea about what we wanted to do musically, we were looking at bands like ZZ Top, Cream, Zeppelin…generally dealing with no rhythm guitar and no keyboards. That was part of the philosophy of what we wanted to do musically. We knew the limitations. I use to always say,’ In a three piece band there is no place to hide’.”
The full Triumph ‘Best of’/ InTheStudio program is available to stream online at
www.inthestudio.net as part of InTheStudio’s Medium Rare series. This program is in
Win your way into an exclusive Q&A session with Triumph! On September 6th, these Canadian legends of classic rock will drop by the Mighty Q’s Corus Quay theatre for an exclusive Q&A session and screening of the new Live at the Sweden Rock Festival DVD! Enter now and you could not only win access to this intimate event, but you could also receive an autographed copy of the DVD, plus a photo op with Triumph’s Rik, Mike and Gil!
Up Close and Personal with Triumph! Only from Classic Rock Q107!
Attention all Triumph fans – there is a flurry of activity going on with everyone’s favourite Canadian arena rockers. Here is a checklist…
Up first is the long-awaited release of the ‘Live at Sweden Rock Festival’ set, issued today (August 28, 2012). The release will be issued on the TML label, distributed by UMG in Canada and ADA in the US. The set will be released throughout Europe on Frontiers Records.
Consisting of a DVD and CD, ‘Live at Sweden Rock Festival’ faithfully documents the reunion of the group’s original line-up (vocalist/guitarist Rik Emmett, bassist/keyboardist Mike Levine, and vocalist/drummer Gil Moore) at the Sweden Rock Festival, on June 7, 2008.
Fans seeking more bang for their buck should check out the killer new ‘Live at Sweden Rock Festival’ bundles. The first bundle, priced at $49.99, will consist of the CD/DVD, a long sleeve shirt, and an signed all access laminated pass. The second bundle, priced at $39.99, will consist of the CD/DVD, a short sleeve shirt, and an the pass.
Also, beginning tomorrow, you will receive a 10% to 20% discount on current merchandise ordered via Triumph’s official site - TriumphMerch.com
This week, ‘Live at Sweden Rock Festival’ be will the focus of both an AOL Listening Party. And this Wednesday, Triumph will be appearing on ‘Rockline.’ Also: on September 6th, 100 lucky winners from a contest held on Q107 (Toronto) will attend a screening of the ‘Sweden’ DVD at the Q Theatre, and will participate in a Q&A session with all three band members. All 100 winners will also have their picture taken with the band after the screening, and will take home an autographed DVD. ENTER NOW.
“It’s great to finally be able show the world Triumph’s reunion show at the Sweden Rock Festival,” says the band. “It remains one of the standout performances of our entire career! And they said it would never happen…”
Canadian rock legends TRIUMPH will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show “Rockline” with host Bob Coburn on Wednesday, August 29th at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET.
Fans are encouraged to speak with TRIUMPH by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). The show will be streamed on the “Rockline” web site for two weeks beginning the afternoon after the live broadcast.
For more information, visit RocklineRadio.com.