The Canadians rockers are already slated to perform the Sweden Rock Festival in June, so Rocklahoma isn't a far fetched idea. Some think these festival appearances mean a full fledged world tour. Time will tell.
Both "Magic Power" and "Lay It On the Line" play constantly on classic rock radio here in Ohio.
If you're not familiar, Rik Emmett plays guitar and sings, Mike Levine plays bass and Gil More plays drums and also sings.
I would say if the rumors are true and Triumph really does headline Rocklahoma, it's a pretty clear indication that the festival will start to move from a 100% Glam format to a more diverse mix of classic rock. I suppose that is fine as long as fans are not alienated.
I found many, many classic clips of Triumph performing live. Most clips are at least 20 years old. Being a child of history, this excites me much. I had no idea Triumph played the U.S. Festival 1983. If only I had a time capsule...
Looking over the band's history, I must admit I am humbled. I didn't know Triumph had quite so many songs or fans. Moreover, those fans are rabid. The message board on the band's official website is crazy, as are comments below every YouTube clip.
Here's Triumph performing "Magic Power" live at the 1983 U.S. Festival.
Here's "Lay It On the Line" from the same show:
Rik Emmett kills in both instances. Thoughts?