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Event Archive - "Canada's Best Musical Comedy Group": The Arrogant Worms

Wed. October 29th 2008 Alix Goolden Performance Hall (All Ages)
7:30pm - 10pm doors at 6:30pm
$25.50 Advance + service charges / $30.00 Door
Tickets at: Lyle's Place 770 Yates St. 250-382-8422, McPherson Box Office, High Tide Entertainment
The Arrogant Worms
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The Alix Goolden Performance Hall, 907 Pandora St., Victoria
Doors 6:30pm - Showtime 7:30pm - EARLY SHOW
Tickets: $25.50 Advance / $30.00 Door - GENERAL ADMISSION - TICKETS NOW ON SALE ONLINE!
Available at: Lyle's Place 770 Yates St. and online at

Arrogant Worm's website:

The Arrogant Worms began their journey to musical comedy success (oxymoron) in 1991 in Kingston, Ontario on campus radio. Those nine listeners were very impressed and The Worms could have retired at the top of their game but they kept going … into the frightening world of live shows. They were quickly abandoned by the nine radio listeners who preferred not to leave their homes. A new audience was cultivated and the meagre income from those early shows was enough to record their self titled debut album in 1992. The Arrogant Worms received airplay on national radio in Canada and were soon touring across their vast homeland.

The Worms have since released nine more independent albums - Russell’s Shorts, C’est Cheese, Live Bait, Christmas Turkey, Dirt, Idiot Road, Toast and most recently, Beige. They have consistently topped the sales charts for their distributors and have sold over 150,000 albums to date. Recognizing this valuable Canadian resource, American label Oglio Records released Gift Wrapped, a ‘best of’ collection in 2002. The Arrogant Worms released a DVD of their concert with the renowned Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, also a national television special. Quite the show.

And it is their show that keeps the people coming back for more. The Arrogant Worms have provided tuneful and silly escapism all over North America and Australia in venues of all shapes and sizes - from small clubs to theatres to arenas to Disney to Central Park to The Grand Canyon. In 2006 they will embark on their first ever tour of the United Kingdom. They have shared the stage over the years with the brightest lights and dimmest bulbs of the music industry and no one got hurt. The Worms have entertained at corporate events, sung anthems at sporting events and emceed at major festivals. No matter where they are, they are having fun and the audience is too.

The Arrogant Worms have become part of Canadiana. Their songs are used in lesson plans across the country and one has even made it into an English textbook. Their song “Dangerous” was played aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour for astronaut and fan Chris Hadfield. The youth of Canada have voted them the most popular band on a national radio show. The band that came in second was AC/DC.

The Arrogant Worms were recognized in 2003 as the Touring Act of the Year by the Canadian Arts Presenters Association. However, their biggest honour came in 2005 though when they read in the New York Times that Carrie Fisher and Meg Ryan were singing along with the Worms on a driving trip in Newfoundland. Princess Leia!! And Sally!! That’s just crazy.

The Arrogant Worms have shamelessly decided that the world needs The Arrogant Worms. And so they will continue to travel the world extolling the virtues of the noble cow, taking Celine Dion down a notch and singing twisted lullabies to children. Maybe they can even win back those nine original radio listeners. Big dreams.


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The Arrogant Worms

The Arrogant Worms are Canada's best known musical comedy act. From humble beginnings on campus radio in Kingston, Ontario; they have now performed from Saint John to Victoria and Orlando to Prince Rupert. The three-man comedy troupe uses guitar, bass, great stage presence, super-tight harmonies and the sharpest of wit, The Worms are on a mission t... more info
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