Spiritbox’s Courtney LaPlante Names This Soul Icon Her ‘Rock God’

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When it comes to all the rock and roll artists who have ever graced the genre, Courtney LaPlante of the Canadian metal band Spiritbox names Tina Turner as her “Rock God.”

Tina Turner, who passed away back in May of this year, was one of the most talented singers and performers to ever work in the arts, and has been acknowledged as the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”

LaPlante named Turner her Rock God during the “Rock God segment” of the BBC’s The Rock Show With Johnnie Walker.

Speaking about how much she admires Turner, the Spiritbox singer shares the following (as transcribed by Blabbermouth):

“I think she’s one of the most influential artists that ever lived. Anyone can look through her career, and even if you remove the incredible music that she created and performed, even if you were just to take that away, her career was so inspiring to anybody that wants to be an artist. She kind of had two lives — there’s the Tina Turner that we think of with Ike Turner and the whole band, ‘Proud Mary’.

“And then there’s this rebirth that she had in the ’80s. When Tina was, I believe, 44 years old, she put out her album ‘Private Dancer’, which I think is just the epitome of that ’80s rock sound. And she had this second life of this incredible career. What is more rock and roll than that?”

Tina Turner will forever be remembered as one of the most brilliant voices in music, and she is an absolutely amazing choice for Rock God.

Who is your Rock God?

Upcoming Spiritbox 2023 tour dates

  • 9/3 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    9/4 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
    9/6 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
    9/8 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
    9/9 – Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
    9/12 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
    9/13 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
    9/15 – Ocean City, MD – Ocean City Bike Fest
    9/16 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
    9/19 – Gilford, NH – Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion
    9/21 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater
    9/23 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
    9/24 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
    9/26 – Simpsonville, SC – CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
    9/27 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
    9/29 – Tampa, FL – Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
    9/30 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
    10/3 – Franklin, TN – Firstbank Amphitheater
    10/5 – Rogers, AR – Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
    10/6 – Allen, TX – Credit Union of Texas Event Center
    10/8 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
    10/9 – San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
    10/12 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
    10/13 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
    10/15 – Irvine, CA – Fivepoint Amphitheatre
    10/17 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
    10/19 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
    10/20 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena