Tampa welcomes Seaway back with open arms


By Chyrisse Tabone, Rock At Night Tampa

Venue: The Orpheum, Tampa–January 27, 2017–Seaway


Back in October I saw Canadian pop punk band Seaway at The Crowbar, Tampa, for the first time. They were supporting Like Pacific and I was totally hooked! I purchased their latest CD “Vacation” and it definitely gets a lot of rotation in my CD player (yes, I’m “old school” and haven’t gravitated to the Bluetooth player). The band promised to be back to Tampa in early 2018—and they kept their word.

On January 27th, Seaway returned to Tampa Bay, hot off of the UK tour, during what was a wild night in Ybor City, since the Gasparilla Festival was in full motion.  Walking on the streets of Tampa on a Saturday night, there were plenty of pirate costumes, Jack Sparrow dreads, and tricorn hats passing by on my way to The Orpheum.  When I walked inside the venue was totally packed with wall-to-wall people.  UK band Creeper and Speak Low had already performed and I was just in time to see Seaway.


After a short sound check, the band was on fire—and the crowd totally responded. There was plenty of crowd-surfing and head bopping as the Ryan Locke jumped up and down, motioning for the crowd to do the same. With so many people packed in the room (where’s the fire marshal?) it was difficult for the crowd to even move.

The boys from Ontario were dressed in their tropical shirts and in “vacation mode” as they played songs like “Apartment” and “London”.  They played another older favorite “Airhead” and the crowd sang along to the lyrics…. Sometimes I can be a fuckin’ airhead…”OK…I think this is honesty everyone can relate to….

The band ended with my favorite “Lula on the Beach” which had me singing and visualizing the adorable video in my head which features all the little dogs on the beach.  Lula isn’t a girl, folks!

Anyway, dynamite show, guys!  I am so happy you made it back to the sub-tropics to play because Tampa loves you!





  • Patrick Carleton – rhythm guitar, co-vocals
  • Andrew Eichinger – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Ryan Locke – lead vocals
  • Adam Shoji – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Ken Taylor – drums, percussion

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January 18    The Observatory                              Santa Ana, CA


January 20    The Rock                                           Tuckson, AZ


January 22    Marquee Theatre                             Tempe, AZ


January 23    The Bomb Factory                           Dallas, TX


January 24    Warehouse-Live Ballroom             San Antonio, TX


January 26    Center Stage Theatre                     Houston, TX


January 27    The Orpheum                                   Tampa, FL


January 28    Plaza Live                                         Orlando, FL


January 30    The NorVa                                        Norfolk, VA


January 31    Rams Head Live                              Baltimore, MD


February 1    Electric Factory                                Philadelphia, PA


February 2    Playstation Theater                         New York, NY


February 3    Palladium-MA                                  Worcester, MA


February 5    Anthology                                          Rochester, NY


February 6    Club Soda                                         Montreal, Canada


February 8    Phoenix Concert Theater               Toronto, CA


February 9    Majestic Theater                              Detroit, MI


February 10  The Agora Theater                          Cleveland, OH


February 12  Concord Music Hall                        Chicago, IL


February 13  First Avenue                                     Minneapolis, MN


February 14  The Truman                                      Kansas City, MO


February 16 Ogden Theatre                                 Denver, CO


February 17  The Complex                                  Salt Lake City, UT


February 18  Knitting Factory                                Boise, ID


February 20  MacEwan Hall                                  Calgary, Canada


February 21  Union Hall                                         Edmonton, Canada


February 23  Vogue Theatre-BC                          Vancouver, Canada


February 24  Showbox at the Market                   Seattle, WA


February 25  Roseland Theater                           Portland, OR


February 27  The Regency Ballroom                  San Francisco, CA


February 28  The Fonda Theatre                         Hollywood, CA



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