…but you can call me Larry.

If rockin’ and rollin’ around the stage for two and a half hours during a two-set and one-encore show at the Rose Theatre in Brampton, Ontario, last night wasn’t enough for legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Gowan to satisfy his fans, then signing autographs and posing for photos for most, if not all, of the capacity crowd until 1 a.m. in the morning certainly did the job.


The 59-year-old rocker from Scarborough, Ontario, played his classic 80s and 90s hits – some of them staples of radio airplay for decades – and pulled out music from his early, pre-solo career with a selection from his Rhinegold days.


He even brought many of the mostly 50- and 60-year-old fans in the audience to wiping tears from their faces after playing tribute to recently-deceased popstar Prince with an emotional rendition of Purple Rain, highlighted by the amazingly talented Juno Award-winning singer Divine Brown and current Lady Gaga guitarist Ricky Tillo.


Apart from touring in support of his extensive solo career, Gowan has also been the lead singer of the American rock band Styx for the last ten years, contributing new music and new albums for that band while they currently experience a revitalized following.