The Wörld (and Abbotsford) is Motörhead’s

By Jacob Zinn

Lemmy and co. will do more than teach you how to grow a rockin' mustache on Feb. 20. Podknox/Flickr.

This Monday, around 8 p.m., the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre will be the loudest place on earth.

That’s around when Motörhead take the stage to perform their brand of hard and heavy rock ‘n’ roll on the fourth Gigantour.

Those who aren’t familiar with the band’s live show should bring earplugs, because it’s going to get loud. Early ‘80s Maxell commercial loud.

For the last three weeks, Lemmy, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee have been stealing the show nightly between sets by Italy’s Lacuna Coil, Denmark’s Volbeat and American thrash metal forefather Megadeth.

With their famed road crew in tow, Motörhead is set to deliver their standard jaw-dropping, literally make-your-ears-bleed performance at the 8,000-seater arena.

If their current live show is anything like their 2009 and 2011 Vancouver stops at the Vogue Theatre, fans who missed out those last two times don’t know what they’re in for.

The band is still touring on their 20th studio album, 2010’s The Wörld is Yours, and their new live collection, The Wörld is Ours – Vol. 1 – Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else, featuring numbers from live shows in Chile, Manchester and New York.

Perhaps next year’s live DVD release could feature the expected amazement of the upcoming Abbotsford show. When the speed metal trio get behind their instruments Monday, heads will bang.

And despite the new album, the band will likely manage to fit in their oldies-but-goodies like “Bomber”, “Going to Brazil” and the signature “Ace of Spades”.
Motörhead comes to kick your ass on Feb. 20 at the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre. Tickets are on sale through the AESC box office and website ( for $35.25 to $59.50.


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