The Dudes play to a Packed out Capital Ballroom

The Dudes

The Dudes

By Leanne Yerex

Presented by Atomique Productions , Calgary band The Dudes returned to Victoria this past Friday night to a packed house at Capital Ballroom .

Victoria-based three-piece Trophy Dad started off the night, warming up the quickly growing crowd.

Trophy Dad

Trophy Dad

Trophy Dad

Trophy Dad

Trophy Dad

Trophy Dad

Trophy Dad

Trophy Dad

After Trophy Dad’s energetic set, Victoria’s Acres of Lions made their return to the Capital Ballroom stage for the second time this year. This wasn’t the first time Acres of Lions shared this particular stage with The Dudes either. Back in 2011, both bands played a show at Capital Ballroom (then called Sugar Nightclub) and have since played together at Keloha Festival in Kelowna (2012) and Tall Tree Music Festival in Port Renfrew (2014). Acres of Lions played a mix of singles from their previous three albums along with several new songs that will be recorded in 2019 as part of the band's 4th studio album.

Acres Of Lions

Acres Of Lions

Acres Of Lions

Acres Of Lions

Acres Of Lions

Acres Of Lions

Acres Of Lions

Acres Of Lions

Acres Of Lions

Acres Of Lions

Acres Of Lions

Acres Of Lions

Acres Of Lions

Acres Of Lions

Acres Of Lions

Acres Of Lions

Acres Of Lions

Acres Of Lions

Acres Of Lions

Acres Of Lions

Coming off shows in Calgary, AB, Golden B.C. and Kamloops B.C., The Dudes took to the stage with a warm welcome from Victoria’s music fans. They knocked out a high-energy set filled with music from a range of their albums including hits like ‘The Dress’ and ‘Pretty Lies’.

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The Dudes

The Dudes

The Dudes

The Dudes

The Dudes

The Dudes

The Dudes

The Dudes

The Dudes

Amping up the crowd, frontman Danny Vacon yelled: “Should we do ‘Saturday Night’ on a Friday night!?” The crowd screamed, and the band dove right into the opening riff of ‘Saturday Night’ off their 2012 album “Barbers Thieves and Bartenders” .

The Dudes

The Dudes

The Dudes

The Dudes

The Dudes

The Dudes

The Dudes

The Dudes

The Dudes

The Dudes

The Dudes

The Dudes

The Dudes

The Dudes

The Dudes

The Dudes

The Dudes

The Dudes

It’s safe to say that there weren’t many people not singing along to the majority of The Dudes set. With a long history of albums full of hits and stellar live shows, it’s easy to see why Capital Ballroom was so packed that night. Let's hope The Dudes return to Victoria B.C. again soon.