Triumph: We Will Play UK Again
Triumph are currently looking at their touring options for 2011 – and the band may decide to play at least one UK date.
“Next year is the 30th anniversary of our last show over there,” bassist Mike Levine told Classic Rock.
“We did a gig in Port Vale (the Heavy Metal Holocaust Festival, 1981). So, if we do tour, then very high up on our list of priorities will be a return. It’s been long enough.”
The closest Triumph got to the UK in recent years was when they played the Sweden Rock festival in 2008.
However, fans of the Canadian band should not yet get too hopeful.
“Working out a touring schedule is very tough, because all three of us (Levine, guitarist/vocalist Rik Emmett and drummer/vocalist Gil Moore) have such busy and separate lives.
“So this year is out of the question, and trying to do this next year is dependent on making it all fit into individual commitments.”
The band, who’ve just released the compilation Greatest Hits Remixed, also have no new recording plans.
“Well, how many fans out there are waiting for new material from old bands? Not a lot. If we do tour, then we might try to record two new songs and release them through iTunes. But an album is highly unlikely.
“One thing we might do is go through the vaults and put together a Triumph Bloopers album! There are loads of recordings when we started something and then scrapped it, because things weren’t working out. It might be fun to give the fans a laugh!”
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