It’s five weeks until our next tour. We just announced our North American tour, and while we admittedly don’t hit all the places we should (East Coast Canada, some spots in Ontario, a bunch of Southeastern States, to name a few), it’s a pretty big tour. Six weeks long, in fact. On a bus, with our friends; playing some shows with Krief and George’s band Black Diamond Bay, too, which will be a lot of fun. A lot of people have started asking us if “that’s gonna be weird” but really there is not much weirdness between us…BDB are probably the best new band in Canada so it was an obvious decision for us. Any ex-Dears weirdness lies elsewhere.
And while it will be spring, I will be missing the top of planting season in Montreal, and may have to temporarily place my iris bulbs in some unfrozen soil before we leave. But anyways I always love going out West, and seeing all our buds at Dangerbird. It’s kind of nice seeing the people you talk with every day on the phone or on email. Hugs are an important part of the business relationship too, you know.
Here’s a full list of all the tour dates. Shows in the US are with two awesome West Coast bands: Eulogies and Great Northern. While Canadian dates are with Black Diamond Bay and Jets Overhead. Except Toronto, which we are playing with Lioness.
April 30 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
May 1 Brooklyn, NY – Bell House
May 2 Albany, NY – Valentines
May 4 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
May 5 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
May 7 Washington, DC – Black Cat
May 8 Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
May 9 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
May 10 Columbus, OH – Skully’s
May 11 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
May 13 Chicago, IL – Lakeshore Theater
May 14 Columbia, MO – Mojo’s
May 16 Denton, TX – Hailey’s
May 17 Houston, TX – Warehouse
May 18 Austin, TX – Parish
May 21 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
May 22 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
May 23 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
May 24 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
May 26 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
May 27 Seattle, WA – Crocodile Lounge
May 29 Victoria, BC – Sugar
May 30 Vancouver, BC – Richards on Richards
May 31 Kelowna, BC – Habitat
June 2 Calgary, AB – Theatre Junction Grand
June 3 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
June 4 Saskatoon, SK – Amigos
June 5 Regina, SK – Distrikt
June 6 Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Center
Also, did I mention that Rob “Bench” Benvie is going to be playing bass on tour? How rad is that?