How’s that for a title? Is it “clickbaity” enough?
No, that’s not what I call them, I swear. I’m not trying to put this band down. That’s what you’ll see if you look for Vancouver indie rock band The Zolas on Spotify and scroll down to their biography.
Alright, alright, enough with all this negativity. Let’s look at the positives: The Zolas are announcing a Canadian tour this year, which includes 2 stops in Vancouver and Victoria at the tail end.
The band’s Come Back to Life Tour is their first set of live shows since the pandemic set in. The tour starts November 4 in Montreal and wraps up at the end of the month, with shows on Friday, November 26 at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver and Saturday, November 27 at Victoria’s Capitol Ballroom. This nationwide trip comes after the release of the band’s most recent album in June, which shares the same name as the tour.
Come Back to Life is The Zolas’ fourth studio album. Prior to the album’s full release, the band posted both lyric videos and acoustic versions for “Energy Czar”, “Ultramarine”, and the title track. The music video for the album’s second track, “Yung DiCaprio” led to a multi-cruiser police incident because someone called 911 about a possible kidnapping, according to singer and guitarist Zachary Gray. Seeing some guy tied up to the back of a tow truck while it is driving at high speed in the middle of the night doesn’t really sound the safest way to shoot a music video, does it? See for yourself.
Hopefully, this Canadian tour is just the beginning of the return of live performances for the Zolas and other B.C. bands as the local music scene attempts a “Come Back To Life” in a pandemic-ridden world. I’m sure they will be quite busy when 2022 rolls around.