Loverboy is currently out on the road with a game plan to stay gigging through November. The group features original band members Mike Reno on vocals, guitarist Paul Dean, drummer Matt Frenette, keyboardist Doug Johnson, along with bassist Ken “Spider” Sinnaeve, who replaced the late-Scott Smith.
We caught up with Mike Reno, who told us — that unbelievably — as the band celebrates its 40th anniversary — the live show continues to go from strength to strength: “We just did a show here close to Vancouver, and the promoter guy said, 'We're expecting between 500 and 1,000' — and 6,000 people showed up. People as far as you can see. And I just went, 'Isn't that interesting after all these years?' Y'know, we haven't had an un-sold out show for the last four years, and I got so many good reports from people that have seen us many times, y'know, close friends and stuff. And they said, 'I don't know what you guys are doing, but you guys are tight.' And I think it's just 'cause we work so much. I mean, how can you not get good at it, y'know?”