|Also known as||Rainbow Butt Monkeys (1990–1996, 2018)|
|Origin||Burlington, Ontario, Canada|
They have released seven studio albums (six as Finger Eleven and one as Rainbow Butt Monkeys), with their album The Greyest of Blue Skies bringing them into the mainstream.
Their 2003 self-titled album achieved Gold status in the United States and Platinum in Canada, largely from the success of the single "One Thing", which marked the band's first placing on the US Hot 100 Chart at number 16.
6 on the US Hot 100 and No.
12 on the Australian Singles Chart.
They won the Juno Award for Rock Album of the Year in 2008.
The same album was later certified gold in the US and multi-platinum in Canada.
They released their sixth studio album, Life Turns Electric, on October 5, 2010; it was nominated for a Juno Award for Best Rock Album of the Year.
The first single off the album, "Living in a Dream", added elements of funk rock and dance rock, just like their hit song "Paralyzer".
Five Crooked Lines, their 7th studio album, was released in 2015.
Between 1995 and 2016, Finger Eleven was among the top 75 best-selling Canadian artists in Canada and among the top 25 best-selling Canadian bands in Canada.
Letters from Chutney (1990–96)
One of their first shows was at a school Christmas concert in 1990.
Tip, and Rob Gommerman's departure (1997–99)
The Greyest of Blue Skies (2000–02)
Finger Eleven (2003–06)
Them vs. You vs. Me (2007–09)
Life Turns Electric (2010–12)
In early 2010, the band entered the studio to begin work on their sixth studio album.
The album, titled Life Turns Electric, was released in October 2010.
The first single from the album, "Living in a Dream", was released on iTunes in July that year.
A music video for the second single, "Whatever Doesn't Kill Me", was released in January, 2011.
The video was directed by Alon Isocianu and Rachelle Scarfo acted as art director.
The remaining singles "Stone Soul" and "Pieces Fit" were released without music videos.
Finger Eleven toured in support of the album throughout 2011 and 2012.
Rich Beddoe's departure and Five Crooked Lines (2013–2016)
At the end of 2013, drummer Rich Beddoe left the band.
Steve Mollela joined the following year as his replacement.
Finger Eleven recorded an album in November 2014 with Chris Powell on drums, with production in early 2015.
The band toured during the summer of 2015 with Three Days Grace.
In April, 2015, Finger Eleven announced an open casting call for the filming of a video for the new album's first single.
The band issued their seventh album, Five Crooked Lines, on July 31, 2015, and released the lead single "Wolves and Doors" to Canadian radio.
They set out on their cross-Canada Fall of the Hammer Tour in support of the release; they also teamed up with radio stations and media partners to launch a contest to allow local bands to enter for the chance to perform as the opening act in their hometown.
Finger Eleven most recently released a video for "Not Going to be Afraid" off the Five Crooked Lines album.
They also performed at the 2016 CASBY Awards on October 20 in Toronto.
20th anniversary of Tip and Rainbow Butt Monkeys' reunion (2017–present)
Finger Eleven scheduled three shows in southern Ontario to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Canadian release of Tip, on March 23 in Burlington, March 24 in St. Catharines, and March 31 in Toronto.
All three of these shows had a similar format: There was an exclusively acoustic set, with Q&A before the show; for the main event, the band played Tip in its entirety; this was followed by an encore of 'Best Of The Rest', which was a selection of band favorites from their other albums.
On June 9, 2018, the band performed as "Rainbow Butt Monkeys" for the first time since 1997.
They played at the Sound of Music Festival in Burlington, showcasing the songs from their debut album Letters From Chutney.
- Scott Anderson – lead vocals (1990–present)
- James Black – lead guitar, backing vocals (1990–present)
- Rick Jackett – rhythm guitar (1990–present)
- Sean Anderson – bass (1990–present)
- Steve Molella – drums (2014–present)
- Chris Powell – drums (2014)
- Rob Gommerman – drums (1990–1998)
- Rich Beddoe – drums (1998–2013)
Main article: Finger Eleven discography
- Letters from Chutney (1995) (as Rainbow Butt Monkeys)
- Tip (1997)
- The Greyest of Blue Skies (2000)
- Finger Eleven (2003)
- Them vs. You vs. Me (2007)
- Life Turns Electric (2010)
- Five Crooked Lines (2015)
Awards and nominations
|1996||Finger Eleven||Juno Awards||Breakout Group of the Year||Nominated|
|2001||The Greyest of Blue Skies||Juno Awards||Rock Album of the Year||Nominated|
|2004||Finger Eleven||Juno Awards||Group of the Year||Nominated|
|2005||"One Thing"||Juno Awards||Single of the Year||Nominated|
|2006||Finger Eleven||SOCAN Awards||International Achievement Award||Won|
|2008||Finger Eleven||Juno Awards||Group of the Year||Nominated|
|2008||"Paralyzer"||Juno Awards||Single of the Year||Nominated|
|2008||Them vs. You vs. Me||Juno Awards||Rock Album of the Year||Won|
|2011||Life Turns Electric||Juno Awards||Rock Album of the Year||Nominated|
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