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BIG BANG THEORY Brings Back BARENAKED LADIES To Celebrate Series Finale; Band Performs Theme on “Colbert”

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Los Angeles, CA (May 17, 2019) – A dozen years after executive producers Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady asked Barenaked Ladies to compose a theme song for a new show they’d created called “The Big Bang Theory,” the multi-platinum band was invited back for last night’s historic series finale. Vocalist/guitarist Ed Robertson recorded a special acoustic rendition for the momentous occasion, which can be seen by clicking HERE and heard on all streaming platforms (along with an instrumental version) by clicking HERE.

The latter was also created for the “Unraveling The Mystery: A Big Bang Farewell” show that followed the finale, which also featured Barenaked Ladies’ 1997 hit, “The Old Apartment.”

The band (Robertson, drummer Tyler Stewart, keyboardist Kevin Hearn, and bassist Jim Creeggan) then capped off the eventful evening by performing the theme song on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

“I was really honored that they asked me to participate in the finale,” said Robertson. “It was a really fun and collaborative day in the studio, getting notes back and forth from Chuck while coming up with this new version. It really reminded me of composing and recording the song in the beginning – fun, spontaneous, and with a spirit of playfulness.”

“Our association with the show is something we’re all very proud of,” he continued, “And being involved in so many fun ways as the show draws to a close is really cool. The chance to play the song on ‘The Late Show’ with the whole cast present is a lovely bookend to an incredible run.”

 

Today the quartet has also released “Lookin’ Up,” the first track from FAKE NUDES: NAKED, a special digital-only extended EP featuring 8 songs from their fifteenth studio album video directed by Edward Pond. “Lookin’ Up” is available as an instant download by clicking Here to pre-order the extended EP ahead of its May 30th release.

May 30th is also the kickoff date for the “Group Therapy Tour,” a 44-city run that will see Barenaked Ladies summering on the road with Hootie & The Blowfish.

Over the course of their remarkable career, Barenaked Ladies have sold over 15 million albums, written multiple top 20 hits (including radio staples “One Week,” “Pinch Me,” “Brian Wilson, “If I Had $1,000,000”), garnered 2 Grammy nominations, won 8 JUNO Awards, had Ben & Jerry’s name an ice cream after them (“If I Had 1,000,000 Flavours”), participated in the first-ever “space-to-earth musical collaboration” with astronaut Chris Hadfield, and garnered an international fan base whose members number in the millions. In 2018, the band celebrated their 30th anniversary by touring in support of a dynamic new album, Fake Nudes, a much-deserved induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame (with Rush vocalist Geddy Lee handling the honors), and a proclamation from Toronto Mayor John Tory declaring October 1st “Barenaked Ladies Day.”

Don’t miss your chance to see BNL on tour with Hootie & The Blowfish. Dates are as follows:

  • May 30            Virginia Beach, VA                              Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
  • May 31            Raleigh, NC                                         Coastal Credit Union Music Park
  • June 1              Atlanta, GA                                          Lakewood Amphitheater
  • June 6              Orange Beach, AL                               The Wharf Amphitheater
  • June 8              West Palm Beach, FL                          Coral Sky Amphitheatre
  • June 9              Tampa, FL                                           MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • June 13            Austin, TX                                                        Austin360 Amphitheater
  • June 14            Houston, TX                                         Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  • June 15            Dallas, TX                                            Dos Equis Pavilion
  • June 19            Phoenix, AZ                                         Ak-Chin Pavilion
  • June 21            Chula Vista, CA                                   North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • June 22            Las Vegas, NV                                     T-Mobile Arena
  • June 23            Irvine, CA                                                       FivePoint Amphitheater
  • June 25            Los Angeles, CA                                   Hollywood Bowl
  • June 28            Wheatland, CA                                    Toyota Amphitheatre
  • June 29            Mountain View, CA                             Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • July 11             Englewood, CO                                   Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
  • July 13             Maryland Heights, MO                       Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
  • July 14             Rogers, AR                                          Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
  • July 19             Monticello, IA                                     Great Jones County Fair
  • July 20             Cincinnati, OH                                     Riverbend Music Center
  • July 21             Burgettstown, PA                                KeyBank Pavilion
  • July 26             Cleveland, OH                                     Blossom Music Center
  • July 27             Bristow, VA                                         Jiffy Lube Live
  • July 28             Camden, NJ                                         BB&T Pavilion
  • Aug 2                Gilford, NH                                         Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
  • Aug 3                Mansfield, MA                                   Xfinity Center
  • Aug 4                Saratoga Springs, NY                         Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  • Aug 8                Columbia, MD                                   Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • Aug 9                Canandaigua, NY                               Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Perf Arts Ctr
  • Aug 10              New York, NY                                     Madison Square Garden
  • Aug 11              New York, NY                                     Madison Square Garden
  • Aug 16              Clarkston, MI                                     DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • Aug 17              Noblesville, ID                                    Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
  • Aug 18              Des Moines, IA                                               Iowa State Fair
  • Aug 22              St. Paul, MN                                       Minnesota State Fair
  • Aug 23              East Troy, WI.                                    Alpine Valley Music Theatre
  • Aug 24              Tinley Park, IL                                    Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
  • Aug 29              Toronto                                              Budweiser Stage
  • Aug 30              Hershey, PA                                       Hersheypark Stadium
  • Aug 31              Hartford, CT                                                   XFINITY Theatre
  • Sept 5              Charlotte, NC                                      PNC Music Pavilion
  • Sept 6              Birmingham, AL                                  Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
  • Sept 7              Nashville, TN                                       Bridgestone Arena
  • Sept 11            Columbia, SC                                       Colonial Life Arena
  • Sept 12            Columbia, SC                                       Colonial Life Arena
  • Sept 13            Columbia, SC                                       Colonial Life Arena

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