Canadian metal legends ANVIL will perform at the Celebration Canada event in Taiwan on July 1. The concert, which is scheduled to be held at the Legacy Club in Taipei, is part of a two-day festival to celebrate Canada’s 145th birthday organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of Taiwan. It marks the first time that the band will have played in Taiwan.
Celebration Canada is the largest Canada Day celebration outside of Canada. The popularity of ANVIL‘s documentary, “Anvil! The Story of Anvil”, in Taiwan was the catalyst to the promoter approaching the band to play the show. The movie did extraordinarily well in theatres and via pay-per-view in Taiwan.
“I’m a proud Canadian and playing on Canada Day in Taiwan is living proof Canadians are proud of ANVIL,” says ANVIL guitarist/vocalist Steve “Lips” Kudlow. “It’s such an honor and privilege for ANVIL to be part of this celebration.”
Following their performance in Taiwan and the success of their Canadian tour earlier this year, ANVIL will embark on another block of Canadian dates which will take them from Toronto to Vancouver. ANVIL is also scheduled to plays at the Skogsröjet Festival in Skogsröjet, Sweden on August 10 and at the Bloodstock festival at Catton Hall in England on August 12.