Teenage Head keeps Oakville Kerrfest appearance to honour ‘fallen brother’

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Published August 19, 2022 at 12:26 pm

Gord Lewis, front left, in the heyday of Teenage Head. The Canadian band will play at Kerrfest to honour its "fallen brother." FACEBOOK PHOTO

Teenage Head said they will honour their “fallen brother” and take the Westwood Park stage at the upcoming Kerrfest in Oakville.

The popular 1970s Canadian rock band lost its founder and guitarist when Gord Lewis was found dead in his Hamilton apartment on Aug. 7.

The 65-year-old musician’s 41-year-old son, Jonathan Lewis, was charged with second-degree murder after his father’s body was found.

Teenage Head said it will continue to play their next scheduled appearances, including on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Kerrfest when they are to hit the stage at 4 p.m.

“We have had to make a difficult decision and have decided to move forward and fulfill our upcoming shows. To honour our fallen brother and to start the process of healing,” the Hamilton band said in a statement.

“Gordie wanted his music heard and wanted it to live on. The outpouring of love and tributes for Gordie and his music has been immeasurable to us. We are hurting, his family is hurting, our city is hurting, Gordie’s fans across the world are hurting. He you all.”

The Lewis family has also voiced its support of the band continuing to take the stage.

“Gord would want the band to blow the roof off. Frank would too. Keep it going,” David Lewis, Gord’s father.

As Gord Lewis said himself, “You gotta keep them dancing.”

The annual Kerrfest street festival kicks off Thursday, Sept. 8 with the Cooper Brothers, Haywire and Chilliwack hitting the stage and runs through to Sunday, Sept. 11.

Other musical acts headlining the event include The Trews, The Box and 54•40.

Tickets are general admission and cost $10 each. There is no onsite box office and tickets are only available online here.

For a complete Kerrfest lineup and appearance date and times, visit here.

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