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April Fools Day of 2016 was no joke in Edmonton, as Vancouver's very own, Marianas Trench, delivered a gritty, pop-rock performance on Friday night to a reasonably full Rexall Place. With the release of their newest and 80's inspired album, "Astoria", Marianas Trench unleashed a whole new kind of energy on their Edmontonian audience. As frontman, Josh Ramsay, lead the charge, the band immediately had the youth in the house on their feet, dancing and singing along from the get-go, followed by the dynamic of the music, successfully maintaining the adrenaline levels in the venue.
Warming up the crowd for Marianas Trench, hailing from Ontario, the infamous YouTube sensations, Walk Off The Earth really had Rexall Place energized. Largely famous for their videos of creative spins on covering top 40 pop songs, the multi-talented five-piece band dominated the stage, and totally stole the show (for me, at least!). Between having multiple people playing numerous instruments all at once while pumping up the audience, to the entire band playing just one acoustic guitar, recreating their infamous video: "five people playing one guitar" and playing a mash up of some of the hottest top 40 songs on the radio today, Walk Off The Earth left a sterling impression on those who attended the concert on Friday night.
Throughout the entire evening, there was no shortage of talent and energy in sight. Everyone who graced the stage with their presence brought their A-game, and delivered a performance that will be talked about for months to come.