Age of Electric performs at the VIEX in Nanaimo

NANAIMO - Age of Electric performs during the VIEX on Saturday (Aug. 20) at 9:30 p.m.

Age of Electric performs at the VIEX in Nanaimo on Saturday (Aug. 20).

Age of Electric performs at the VIEX in Nanaimo on Saturday (Aug. 20).

For the Age of Electric’s axe man Todd Kern it seems like he entered a vortex in 1981 and stepped back onto the stage with his fellow band members 17 years later.

“It’s so strange to be doing it after 17 years, but very bizarrely normal,” said Kerns.

The group drifted apart in 1998 after it was nominated for a Juno Award for Best New Group. Each member took his own musical career path, but they stayed in touch with each other over the years.

Then about a year ago, the members got a call from a promoter looking to put together a reunion show in Calgary. The show sold out and sparked a series of other concerts across the country.

“The first show sparked everything else. No one really thought about Age of Electric; it was out of people’s consciousness for 17 years,” he said.

The group has stayed true to doing things its own way, said Kerns.

During concerts the alternative rock group is performing fan favourites but also music that hasn’t been released yet.

The Age of Electric performs on the VIEX country fair’s main stage on Saturday (Aug. 20) at 9:30 p.m.

The VIEX runs from Friday (Aug. 19) to Aug. 21 and features a wide variety of entertainment, including Nanaimo’s Ian Perry, Wide Mouth Mason, Deep Sea Gypsies, Dark Horse and others. Kerns said fans should expect a high-energy show.

Band members include Kerns, John Kerns, bassist; Ryan Dahle, guitarist and Kurt Dahle, drummer.

For more information please go to www.theageofelectric.com.

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