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Sessions Presents Barenaked Ladies ‘Flip n’ Hits with BNL: A Night of Monster Jams of Pandemic Proportions

Today, multi-platinum band Barenaked Ladies release the upbeat new single and video “Flip”, their first new music in four years from BNL’s upcoming 16th studio album Detour de Force. The band is set to perform the new single Friday, April 16th on the Today Show. This will be followed by the band’s global streaming event Flip n’ Hits with BNL: A Night of Monster Jams of Pandemic Proportions, to air on Sessions on Saturday, April 17 at 9pm EDT / 6pm PDT with an encore on Sunday, April 18 at 8pm GMT. The show will be 60 minutes of their greatest hits, including “Flip”. Singer-songwriter KT Tunstall will appear as a very special guest.
Stream / purchase “Flip”” HERE  | Watch the creative, stop-motion animation video for “Flip” HERE
The recording of “Flip” has been a major journey for Barenaked Ladies. Originally the group began work on new music before the pandemic, but quarantine forced them out of the studio and into their respective homes. The last year has been one of major changes and “flips” for the world, and the new music reflects that. At first listen, “Flip” is an upbeat trademark Barenaked Ladies classic filled with new sparks and fresh flavor. However, with further inspection, listeners will note its nuanced take on the human psyche, conflicts in our communities, and the many ‘flips’ that have occurred all over the world during this last year. The stop-motion animated video, created using original paper models and directed by Stefano Bertelli, follows the band on a colorful pop-up book journey through an amusement park full of surprises.
In an interview with Consequence of Sound, lead vocalist/guitarist Ed Robertson explains, “’Flip’ is about being open to other perspectives. We live in a time where people seem to just dig deeper into their own trenches, without any willingness to see another viewpoint, or even engage in discussion… It’s all yelling, and no listening. I like that saying, ‘We were given one mouth, and two ears, and we’re supposed to use them proportionately!’”
At this time, the band also announces they are rescheduling their extensive Last Summer On Earth tour to 2022. They’ve shared a special video for fans about the postponement HERE. . All previously purchased tickets and VIP packages will remain valid for 2022. . Check the routing and contact the original point of purchase for any questions. Also, a show in Charlotte, NC has been added for Saturday, June 5.
In the meantime, Barenaked Ladies have pre-recorded a safe and secure livestream concert event for their fans to air this weekend. For Flip n’ Hits with BNL, the band returned to the historic Danforth Music Hall in Toronto for the first time in 30 years. The concert will stream at posted show times and will not be available to view after the event. Hosted by by SESSIONS, tickets start at $15 USD and ticket bundles with exclusive commemorative merchandise are available to purchase HERE. . As part of the bundle options, the band will be participating in a post-show virtual Q&A. Get ready for a concert jam-packed with the favorites, including “One Week,” which has been featured on late night TV for Jimmy Fallon’s song about Biden on The Tonight Show,, and for Colbert’s rendition ““It’s Been One Year Since I’ve Been Outside.”  Reminisce with “Pinch Me.” Dream big with “If I Had $1,000,000.” Get cozy with the TV for the catchy and unforgettable “Big Bang Theory Theme,” and so many other musical treasures.
Photo credit: Matt Barnes
For more information on all things Barenaked Ladies, visit their website and stay connected via social media.
2022 TOUR DATES:
Fri, Jun-03 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Sat, Jun-04 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Sun, Jun-05 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tue, Jun-07 – Irving, TX – Toyota Music Factory
Thu, Jun-09 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
Fri, Jun-10 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
Sat, Jun-11 – Paso Robles, CA – Vino Robles
Thu, Jun-16 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park Amphitheatre
Fri, Jun-17 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
Sat, Jun-18 – Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Resort & Casino
Tue, Jun-21 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks
Fri, Jun-24 – Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove @ Harrah’s Council Bluff’s
Sat, Jun-25 – Pryor Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino
Mon, Jun-27 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
Wed, Jun-29 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre *all tickets will be reissued in the same method as the original purchase
Fri, Jul-01 – Indianapolis, IN – Lawn at White River State Park
Sat, Jul-02 – Cleveland, OH – Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica
Sun, Jul-03 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Tue, Jul-05 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark – Summer Series
Wed, Jul-06 – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage
Fri, Jul-08 – Gilford, NH – Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion
Sat, Jul-09 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Sun, Jul-10 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
Tue, Jul-12 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
Wed, Jul-13 – Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion
Fri, Jul-15 – Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum
Sat, Jul-16 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheatre
Sun, Jul-17 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
Wed, Jul-20 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Amphitheatre
Thu, Jul-21 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage**
** Kim Mitchell, direct support
About Barenaked Ladies: 
Over the course of their remarkable career, Barenaked Ladies have written a variety of top 20 hits (including radio staples “One Week,” “Pinch Me,” “If I Had $1,000,000”), garnered two GRAMMY nominations, won eight JUNO Awards, had Ben & Jerry’s name an ice cream after them, wrote and recorded the theme song to the TV series The Big Bang Theory, and participated in the first-ever “space-to-earth musical collaboration” with astronaut Chris Hadfield. The band has also been inducted to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and received a proclamation from Toronto Mayor John Tory declaring October 1st “Barenaked Ladies Day.”
About Sessions Live:
Sessions is co-founded by digital music pioneer and former Pandora founder Tim Westergren and fellow entrepreneur and long time developer of virtual games Gordon Su. Sessions is the only live streaming solution providing all of the necessary components for musicians to succeed: audience development, fan engagement, and state of the art monetization drawn from the most advanced techniques of virtual gaming. Sessions is creating a space to bring artists and fans together for intimate live experiences 24/7. From pop and hip-hop to country and classical, there’s an artist for every music fan in Sessions. Since the start of 2021, Sessions has expanded the platform’s focus from just musical performances to staging various cultural events including “Alaska’s Drag Queen of the Year 2021 Pageant,” Joy Ruckus Club 3, featuring over 180 Asian American artists from around the world making it the largest ever Asian American virtual music festival in the world, plus Valentine’s Eve with Grammy Winner CeeLo Green. Available online and one mobile devices worldwide.
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