Hunter Valentine to Play at House of Blues

The up-and-coming Canadian rock band performs Friday.

Power-pop sensation Hunter Valentine is scheduled to perform Friday at the House of Blues in West Hollywood.

The all-female trio started a 17-city club tour of the western U.S. with veteran punk rockers Sum 41 on Jan. 8 in San Diego.  

Hunter Valentine recently starred on the third season of Showtime's The Real L Word and in October released their third album "Collide & Conquer" on the Megaforce/Sony label. The ladies have been touring relentlessly, totaling more than 200 tour dates a year.  

In December Hunter Valentine shared a bill with Sarah McLaughlin, Adam Lambert, Roberta Flack and other high-profile performers at Cyndi Lauper's second annual Home for the Holidays concert to benefit homeless LGBT youth.

The band formed in 2004 and is comprised of Toronto natives Kiyomi McCloskey, lead singer and guitarist, bassist Veronica Sanchez and drummer Laura Petracca.

No strangers to the Sunset Strip, the Roxy Theatre is a familiar venue to Hunter Valentine, Petracca said.

"Sunset Boulevard has just so much history," she said. "It's had so many different bands and so many different celebrities. There are a lot of stories when you walk by, you're like 'Oh my God, that's where such-and-such happened 20 years ago.'"

Petracca was beaming with excitement in advance of performing at the hallowed House of Blues in Weho, an A-list music venue with national reach.

"Being able to play in West Hollywood and on Sunset Boulevard and the House of Blues, it's like this dream I had when I was a kid," she said. "It's starting to become a reality. I can't wait to play."

When the tour with Sum 41 wraps at the end of January, Petracca said Hunter Valentine will shoot a video for the song titled "The Pulse," which is on "Collide and Conquer." The band then embarks on a major globe trek that will take them to Australia, Japan and Europe in addition to all over the U.S. and Canada.

"There's a lot of world domination happening, it's going to be awesome," Patracca said.

The House of Blues opens its doors at 8 p.m., and the all-ages show is scheduled for 9 o'clock. General admission tickets are about $30 and are available for purchase online or at the club's box office.

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