Lightning 100 presents Arkells
with special guest The Greeting Committee
Wednesday, March 6 at Exit/In.
Arkells fifth studio album Rally Cry is the band’s most pointedly powerful effort thus far. Long known for their exceptional songwriting and high-energy performances, the Hamilton, ON-based quintet — singer Max Kerman, guitarist Mike DeAngelis, bassist Nick Dika, keyboardist Anthony Carone, and drummer Tim Oxford — reveal on Rally Cry an unheard soulfulness that elevates their new songs to places that, while connected to a new approach, feel perfectly in tune with who the band is and always has been. Rally Cry has the size and scope to match Arkells’ ambition and ever-growing audience that love the band for the uniquely raw energy that is all their own.
Arkells have remained ever-present, relentlessly touring in support of their most recent album, Morning Report, which was extended by the surprise release of “Knocking At The Door” — the 14-week #1 smash, which became the most played alt-rock song of the year. The album yielded festival stops from Coachella to Lollapalooza, an unexpected viral trip to the Olympics in South Korea, and their show-stopping, stadium-filled hometown show “The Rally,” in front of 24,000 fans this summer.