JAMAICAN RHYTHMS, BLUES TONALITY AND HEAVY ROCK AGGRESSION
BIG SUGAR’s much anticipated “Heated 25th Anniversary Tour” continues through 2023. Gordie Johnson returns to the stage with a new lineup to play this classic album live. We are proud to announce new bassist, Ben Lowe, the 23-year-old son of original Big Sugar bassist Garry Lowe. "You can hear Big Sugar in Ben’s DNA.” Gordie Johnson spent the past 4 years reimagining the band as a Power Trio, completed by 21-year-old drummer Root Valach. “Our music has always been about roots and culture and this is a perfect piece of that evolution."
Platinum selling "Heated" features some of the best of Big Sugar’s repertoire and concert staples including 'Better Get Used to It', 'The Scene', 'Girl Watcher', 'Turn the Lights On' and a cover of BTO’s 'Let It Ride'. Playing the album in its entirety is part of each show on the tour.
Big Sugar boldly goes forth with new music from their latest release "Eternity Now" and vinyl re-issues of "Heated" from Universal Music along with their classic album "Five Hundred Pounds" coming this fall from Third Man Records.
Since the 90's Big Sugar have been a staple on the airwaves and highways with a unique combination of Jamaican rhythms, blues tonality and heavy rock aggression. Songs like 'Diggin A Hole', 'If I Had My Way', 'Turn The Lights On' and 'Roads Ahead' with their roots/rock/reggae style featuring Gordie Johnson’s signature guitar playing have built a loyal following, earning Big Sugar a Road Gold Award as they continue to sell out concerts across North America.