Matt Mays is playing the Dominion Telegraph on February 7th & 8th, 2019! Tickets are sold out for the February 8th show but we still have some limited tickets available for our February 7th show so get yours soon!
Please note that this event is not part of our Season Pass must be purchased by Season Pass Holders should you wish to attend.
“I think if a song has meaning and is played with heart it can be done in a million different styles, tempos, time signatures, and colours.” - Matt Mays, 2018
A year after the release of Once Upon a Hell of a Time…, Matt Mays returns with that record’s companion piece: Twice Upon a Hell of a Time…. An acoustic re-imagining of the songs from the rock record, the tracks are presented in stark, stripped-down contrast to its predecessors.
“Once Upon a Hell of a Time... is a Saturday night record,” says Matt. “This version is for the hangover on Sunday.”
Re-contextualizing the songs offers a new window into the lyrics. What he once described as a “partyrock record for the brokenhearted” transforms into a reflective and beautiful dive into false escapism, grief, love, and loss.
The recording came amidst a particularly busy time for Matt Mays. During a period when he headlined his first Massey Hall concert and supported sold out shows with The Gaslight Anthem all over North America, Matt teamed up with co-producer Eric Ratz to record at studios around Toronto between touring commitments.