We’re excited to announce that we’ll be hitting the road in the US en route to, and on the way back from, The Rock Boat in January/February of next year. We left some of our American fans hanging this past summer when we were forced to cancel some shows due to some hassles we had at immigration but that’s all been cleared up now and we’re pumped and ready to go. See a full list of these US club dates listed below.
Also, as some of you may have already heard, we are heading out on a short acoustic tour of select theatres across Canada in February/March directly following our American run.
In support of this outing we have decided to re-issue our 2009 live acoustic release “Friends and Total Strangers“.
This Deluxe Re-Issue will feature 4 songs pulled from the same performances at Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto in January of ’09 that were previously unavailable on the original release or it’s accompanying DVD.
These live bonus performances are “Every Inambition”, “Makin’ Sunshine”, “No Time For Later” and “Not Ready To Go”.
We are also making “Friends and Total Strangers” available on vinyl for the very first time. This will be a double vinyl LP and can be purchased at our acoustic shows or ordered online from our website, available early 2016.
The deluxe reissued CD and vinyl have both been digitally re-mastered in their entirety. And to get you in the mood for this upcoming acoustic run, we are making the re-issue available FRIDAY, Nov. 27th!! so happy listening and enjoy!
We are really looking forward to this acoustic tour. There’s been a new album since we last toured acoustically ( 2014′s The Trews ) and we’ve been doing a lot of writing lately so there’s plenty of new material to draw on when compiling the set lists. It’s always a great way for us to shake things up.
We’re also very excited to announce that Rich Robinson, formerly of the Black Crowes, will be joining us solo acoustic for 3 shows out west, in Calgary and two nights in Sherwood Park, AB (Edmonton area). We are very big fans of Rich’s solo work and are thrilled to have him on the bill with us. We did a little collaborating with Rich on the “…thank you and I’m sorry” EP a couple years back and it will be great to play with him again. So check out the dates below, give the “FATS” re-issue a spin or two, and we’ll see you out on the road in the new year.
January 19, 2016 – Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs – BUY TICKETS
January 20, 2016 – New York. NY – Mercury Lounge – BUY TICKETS
January 21, 2016 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy – BUY TICKETS
January 23, 2016 – Vienna, VA – Jammin Java – BUY TICKETS
January 24, 2016 – Atlanta, GA – Purgatory – BUY TICKETS
January 26-31, 2016 – The Rock Boat 2016 – SOLD OUT – Join The Wait List HERE
February 4, 2016 – Nashville, TN – Basement – BUY TICKETS
February 5, 2016 – Louisville, KY – New Vintage*
February 6, 2016 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern – BUY TICKETS
February 8, 2016 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall – BUY TICKETS
Acoustic Tour Dates:
February 13, 2016 – Drayton Valley, AB – Max Centre – BUY TICKETS
February 14, 2016 – Red Deer, AB – Red Deer Memorial Centre – BUY TICKETS
February 16, 2016 – Grand Prairie, AB – Performing Arts Centre - BUY TICKETS
February 18, 2016 – Sherwood Park, AB – Festival Place* – WITH RICH ROBINSON
February 19, 2016 – Sherwood Park, AB – Festival Place – WITH RICH ROBINSON – BUY TICKETS
February 20, 2016 – Calgary, AB – Flames Central – WITH RICH ROBINSON – BUY TICKETS
February 21, 2016 – Sundre, AB – Arts Centre – ON SALE 2016
February 23, 2016 – Lloydminster, AB – Vic Juba Theatre – BUY TICKETS
February 24, 2016 – Lethbridge, AB – Southminster United Church*
February 26, 2016 – Regina, SK – Casino Regina Show Lounge – BUY TICKETS
February 27. 2016 – Saskatoon, SK – Broadway Theatre – BUY TICKETS
March 2, 2016 – Mississauga, ON – Living Arts Centre – BUY TICKETS
March 3, 2016 – Oakville, ON – Centre for the Performing Arts – BUY TICKETS
March 4, 2016 – Richmond Hill, ON – Centre For The Performing Arts – BUY TICKETS
March 5, 2016 – Chatham, ON – Capital Theatre – BUY TICKETS
March 8, 2016 – Parry Sound, ON – Stockey Centre – BUY TICKETS
March 10, 2016 – St. Catharines, ON – Performing Arts Centre – BUY TICKETS
March 11, 2016 – Hamilton, ON – Hamilton Public Library – BUY TICKETS
March 12, 2016 – London, ON – London Music Hall – BUY TICKETS
Well folks, it really, really pains me to say this but we’re gonna be unable to make the Red Waiting Blue shows in Fairfield and Boston. This sucks.
Here’s the straight goods. We have to apply for a visa every time we go to work in the States. US immigration requires us to show contracts every time we apply. So at stages like this, where we are on the back end of an album cycle and aren’t playing all the time, we have to do separate application every time we cross in. These applications have to be submitted 45 business days before the first show. We got ours in 51 days before the first show. Now unfortunately during that time frame we received word that the system that processes the visas was hacked causing a severe backlog bumping all visa approvals to within 60 days instead of 45. As I write this we still haven’t been approved. We sat with suitcases and guitars packed for the past 72 hours waiting to get on the road at the drop of a hat. We were forced to cancel the Philly and NYC shows when it became clear that we wouldn’t be able to make it there on time even if the visas’ came through. We were hoping we would be able to make the last two happen but as the week winds down and we still haven’t been approved it’s very unlikely that we’ll be able to make it there either ( I’m told they close up shop for the weekends, so if we haven’t gotten them by the end of the business day today then it’s no dice… ).
Our sincerest apologies to our fans, some of whom traveled far and wide to take in these shows, and to Red Waiting Blue. We really hope we can make this up to you one way or another. Maybe it’s the negative karma associated with writing a song like Paranoid Freak but I really feel like we have the worst luck when it comes to the border. We’re gonna be taking every precaution to ensure this doesn’t happen ever again. For those going to the shows, enjoy them! RWB do an amazing job every time. We’ll be there in spirit and hope to make this bill happen stateside again real soon.
Due to an unforeseen delay that has affected our ability to enter the US, we will be unable to play in Philadelphia tonight (August 12th) and in New York tomorrow night (August 13th). We are deeply disappointed that we will not be able to play these shows and hope to make them up soon. The shows are not cancelled, Red Wanting Blue will still be playing. We are holding out hope that we will be able to play the remainder of our US shows this week. We will update you ASAP. This is completely out of our hands and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. – The Trews
8/12 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live – Tickets here
8/13 – New York, NY – City Winery – Tickets here
8/15 – Fairfield, CT – Stage One – Tickets here
8/16 – Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs – Tickets here