hamilton doug ford

Arkells clap back at Doug Ford after comments about Hamilton

The Arkells have become a favourite band for many, both nationally and globally, and even through their rising popularity the group has always stayed true to their Hamilton roots.

This was only made more clear yesterday when the band took to Twitter to clap back at Premier Doug Ford over a comment he made about the economic state of Hamilton. 

During yesterday's legislative session at Queen’s Park, Premier Ford said “Hamilton has been ignored. It has been run by the NDP, the socialists, who destroyed the city for years.” 

The Arkells tweeted a response that offered a slightly different perspective on who's responsible for the "fortune"of the Rust Belt. 

Their response received praise for sticking up for The Hammer, which included a response from provincial NDP leader Andrea Horwath.

This isn't the first time the band has gotten political. Their songs "People's Champ"and "Relentless" off their latest album Rally Cry, are just a few examples of where their political musings meet their music. 

Lead photo by

arkellsmusic.com


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Music

Toronto shops slammed with orders after record store day lands on reopening weekend

Massey Hall announces its re-opening after 3 years and here are what the first shows will be

The history of the most spectacular theatre Toronto probably ever had

Toronto just approved outdoor live music this summer but only in certain neighbourhoods

MuchMusic is relaunching as a TikTok channel

Jimmy Fallon mistakes No Frills grocery store for an actual band and it's hilarious

Hidden Toronto venue that was a favourite for weddings and concerts is permanently closing

Live Nation and Drake are opening a brand new concert venue in Toronto