Barenaked Ladies, Violent Femmes, Colin Hay set for Maine State Pier concert June 26

Members of the Barenaked Ladies held a children's concert right after the doors opened at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion Sunday evening in Bangor. Photo by Gabor Degre.

Members of the Barenaked Ladies held a children’s concert right after the doors opened at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion Sunday evening in Bangor. Photo by Gabor Degre.

For the third time in four years, the Barenaked Ladies will play a summer show for Waterfront Concerts — this time at the Maine State Pier in Portland, after 2012 and 2013 playing at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion.

The Barenaked Ladies will join indie rock legends the Violent Femmes and songwriter and former Men At Work frontman Colin Hay for their yearly “Last Summer On Earth” tour, which will stop at the Maine State Pier as part of the Machias Savings Bank concert series on Friday, June 26. Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday, Feb. 20 via Ticketmaster.

The Barenaked Ladies have sold over 14 million albums worldwide and have won eight Juno awards and earned multiple Grammy nominations.  Known for such hits as “One Week,” “Pinch Me, “Brian Wilson,” “If I Had $1,000,000” and many more, the band also penned the theme song for the hit CBS series, “The Big Bang Theory.” Their latest album, “Grinning Streak,” debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top 200.  The album’s breakout success showcased the single “Odds Are,” which shot to No. 2 on the iTunes Rock Songs Chart. The Barenaked Ladies live shows have become legendary with their hilarious on-stage banter and impromptu raps.

The Violent Femmes celebrate their 35th year as a band in 2015, and their self-titled 1983 debut album remains one of the most popular alternative albums of all time, featuring such mega hits as “Blister in the Sun,” “Gone Daddy Gone,” and “Add It Up.” The band is presently comprised of singer-guitarist Gordon Gano, bassist Brian Ritchie and drummer Brian Viglione, formerly of the Dresden Dolls.

Colin Hay made his name as the frontman for popular 1980s band Men At Work, known for their hits “Land Down Under” and “Who Can It Be Now?” Since the 1990s he has had a successful solo career, with his music featured on countless television shows and has released eleven albums, including his most recent, 2011’s “Gathering Mercury.”

Emily Burnham

About Emily Burnham

Emily Burnham is a Maine native, UMaine graduate, proud Bangorian and a writer and editor for Bangor Metro Magazine, the Weekly and the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food to all the cool things going on in the Greater Bangor area. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra. She's interested in everything that happens in Maine. Albums for review are accepted digitally only; please no CDs.