Triumph to receive ‘Legends of Live’ Award on May 10th during Canadian Music Week
Triumph consisting of founding members Mike Levine (bass) and Gil Moore (drums, lead vocals) as well as long-time classic line-up member Rik Emmett (guitar, lead vocals) will be honoured with the Legends of Live Award at the 2019 Life Music Industry Awards, which will be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on May 10, 2019 during Canadian Music Week.
The following message was posted on The Metal Voice‘s Facebook page earlier today:
“TRIUMPH TO RECEIVE “LEGENDS OF LIVE” AWARD on Friday May 10th, during Canadian Music Week. This award is to recognize an artist who has made great contributions to the Canadian music industry through live music touring and concerts.
All 3 members of Triumph – Rik Emmett, Mike Levine, and Gil Moore will be in attendance to accept the prestigious award.
Now in its 37th year, Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Combining multifaceted information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; awards shows and the nation’s largest new music festival which spans 7 nights of performances (May 6 – 12), over 600 showcasing bands at more than 40 live music venues in downtown Toronto.”
Wikipedia states the following in part about Triumph:
“Triumph is a Canadian hard rock band formed in 1975 that was popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s, building on its reputation and success as a live band. Between the band’s 16 albums and DVDs, Triumph has received 18 gold and 9 platinum awards in Canada and the United States. Triumph was nominated for multiple Juno Awards, including Group of the Year Award in 1979, 1985, 1986, and 1987.
Triumph is most known for its guitar-driven rock songs and alternative Canadian rock trio vibe with such songs as “Lay It on the Line”, “Magic Power”, “Fight the Good Fight”, “World of Fantasy” and strong cover songs like “Rocky Mountain Way”. The band was formed in Toronto, and for much of its existence featured music veterans Rik Emmett (guitar, vocals), Mike Levine (bass, keyboards), and Gil Moore (drums, vocals) in 1975. This lineup, spanning nine studio albums, lasted until 1988, when Emmett left the band to pursue a solo career. He was replaced by Phil “X” Xenedis, and Triumph recorded only one album with him, which remains their last to date, before going on indefinite hiatus in 1993. The classic lineup of Moore, Levine and Emmett reunited for two live concerts in 2008.”
Triumph‘s “Lay It On The Line” video: