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Zolas living a charmed life touring on “Ancient Mars”

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The Zolas are having a blast touring Canada with Hollerado.
The Vancouver based indie rock band are riding high on last year’s CD  “ Ancient Mars.”
 They return to Lethbridge to play the Slice , Nov. 7 with Hollerado and Pup.

The Zolas return to Lethbridge, Nov. 7. Photo by Richard Amery
“It’s a beautiful day in Montreal. Things have been a little charmed on this tour,” said The Zolas’ Zach Gray who makes up the core of the band with Tom Dobrzanski,

“We’ve been running into ex-lovers here in Montreal, so it’s been nice to sit down and have a beer with them,” he said.

 They are enjoying the 30-some tour dates with Hollerado.
“ They’re our closest friends. At this point we could just step in an play each other’s songs. Because we all know the parts so well,” he said adding they have done that on this tour, each performing their own sets.
 They are  still touring on ‘Ancient Mars.’

“Response to it has just snowballed. We didn’t expect to be touring on it a year after it came out,” he enthused.
“But we don’t tour on albums anymore. We just tour the band,” he said.

“We’re still playing songs from the album and older songs and just play whatever  we feel like,” he continued.

He noted they are more enthused about recording singles rather than complete albums, though they haven’t been recording on the road.

“ You know the feeling  when you write a song and it’s like a magic moment. Well why wait for an entire album to capture it? Why not write and record it and release it right away,” he pondered.
He estimated it has been a year since the Zolas played Lethbridge.

“There will be lots of pyrotechnics  and the bass player comes and dancers in cages and a dancer in a cage  until the end when the dancer and the bear are dancing in the same cage,” he laughed.

“ I”m stoked about playing  Lethbridge. I’m going to play a lot of Big Buck Hunter and meet the girl with the Wild Turkey tattoo under her lip,” he said.
 The show begins at 9 p.m., Nov. 7. Tickets are $25.

—  By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Sunday, 03 November 2013 13:23 )  
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