Canadian rockers Danko Jones kicked off their cross-Canada tour, promoting their latest album release Wild Cat, to a sold-out crowd at the intimate concert venue Maxwell’s in Waterloo, ON. Opening band Royalfuzz, a rock outfit from Toronto, ON, primed the crowd and set the pace for a high-energy night of good ol’ fashioned classic rock.

Danko Jones took the stage to a roar of applause and cheers from their enthusiastic audience. The three-piece band kicked things into high gear right from the get-go, launching into hard-hitters “I Gotta Rock,” “Play the Blues,” and “Sugar Chocolate” one after the other. When it came time for “First Date,” the crowd was singing along with such fervor that Danko decided to step back and let them take the lead for a few bars of the chorus.

The best part of a Danko Jones show is that there are no surprises. The band is every classic rock trope stitched together—in the best possible way. The fans at Maxwell’s definitely got their money’s worth, as the band played a full 18 song set (plus a 3 song encore) with the energy, showmanship, and entertainment you can be guaranteed to expect from any Danko Jones show.

Catch Danko Jones at one of their upcoming Canadian tour dates, before they wrap things up at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, ON on April 19.

I Gotta Rock
Play the Blues
Sugar Chocolate
First Date
You Are My Woman
The Twisting Knife
She Likes It
Forget My Name
Full of Regret
My Little RNR
Had Enough
Going Out Tonight
Wild Cat
Gonna Be a Fight Tonight

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