We are very excited to announce that The Trews will be joining Kid Rock’s Chillin’ the Most Cruise on March 6th-10th, 2013! This rockin’ party at sea is currently sold out, but you can find more info and sign up for the waiting list on the website!
Hey folks remember when I told you about that video we shot with Michael Buie and BrotherLoose Films back in June for “If You Wanna Start Again”? Well if you were watching ET Canada last night then you’ll know it’s done and ready to be seen!!! So here it is enjoy and have a great weekend:)
Fall is here and we’re gearing up for some more trewsing. I have a bunch of exciting news to announce.
After a very busy and exciting summer we headed back into the studio to record a seven song ep with our old friend and long time collaborator Gordie Johnson. Most of the tunes were written in Austin Texas back in 2010, they run the gamut from tongue and cheek songs to heart felt country tinged rock. We even included a cover from our favorite Australian song writer Paul Kelly, we do his classic “Leaps and Bounds”. We recorded the whole thing in a marathon four day session at Revolution Studios in Toronto. The results are rocking, rough and ready! We had the honor of being joined by two of the members of the Black Crowes on a few of the tunes. Eddie Harsch lent his piano playing genius to our song “Not Yours To Love” and Rich Robinson played some paint peeling leads on “Oblivion”, “Not Yours to Love” and “Lord Keep me in Mind”. It was an incredible musical experience. The name of the ep is “Thank you and I’m Sorry”. The first single is a souped up studio version of fan favorite “The Power of Positive Drinking”, it goes to radio October 1st. My personal favorite song is “We are the Trews”, make sure you listen to the marathon Canadian band tribute at the end;). The album will be released on November 6th.
We will be announcing a contest for “The Power of Positive Drinking” in the next few days which will require fans to create their own ecards with a line or two from the lyrics of the song. We will provide links to sites where you can create your own cards, lyrics for the song and instructions on where to post the finished ecard. The winner will have their ecard posted on our Facebook page and will get an MP3 of “The Power of Positive Drinking” before street date.
And with new music comes more touring!!! Starting October 11 and running through december we will be doing acoustic gigs in Ontario and Eastern Canada. On October 21st we will be returning to Australia for our fourth time, looking forward to seeing all of our old friends down under. Also, on November 8th we will be participating in “WHISKY ROCKS: A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC AND WHISKY” taking place at 46 West in Barrie. Bands have until October 9th to upload a video to http://www.whiskyrocks.com/ and win a chance to open for us and win a prize pack from Gibson and Yamaha. Good luck to everyone on their submissions!
On behalf of the band I sincerely hope you enjoy the new music as much as we enjoyed making it. I’m really looking forward to seeing all you friends and total strangers at the gigs this fall! Thank you for the continued support.
‘The rock gods have again answered the prayers of rock fans Australia wide by blessing us with another tour from multi-award winning Canadian rockers, The Trews’
- Troy Culpan, May The Rock Be With You
This October THE TREWS will be gracing our shores for a national tour in support of their highly anticipated new extended EP, “…thank you and I’m sorry”. Released on 22 October 2012, the eight track extended EP features the lead single, an incredible re-imagining of Paul Kelly’s ‘Leaps & Bounds’ and a kick-ass version of their track ‘Poor Ol’ Broken Hearted Me’ featuring a gritty vocal contribution from their good mate Shannon Noll.
The tour commences in Cronulla at legendary venue The Brass Monkey, where The Trews have played many a smokin’ gig, traverses parts of NSW, into Victoria, across to Adelaide and then winding up with a Melbourne Cup Eve gig, 5th November at Melbourne’s Hallam Hotel, with the aforementioned Noll.
Having performed 900+ shows, THE TREWS have proven their dedication to rock ‘n’ roll, supporting the likes of The Rolling Stones, Kid Rock, Guns ‘n’ Roses, KISS, Bruce Springsteen and Robert Plant. If that wasn’t enough to whet your appetite, critics have described the band as “… without a doubt, the greatest rock band of their generation” – Performer Magazine (USA).
Since October 2011 they have managed to build a solid fan base with 150 shows across the U.S, the U.K and Australia. THE TREWS have achieved a staggering 13 top ten singles in the Canadian charts including two number 1′s, with a massive 12 weeks inside the TOP 10 on the Canadian ACTIVE ROCK chart for “Misery Loves Company”. THE TREWS won an Independent Music Award (US) for “Hold Me In Your Arms”(released April 2011) and took out first prize in AAA/ALTERNATIVE Best Hard/Rock/Metal Song at IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) 2010 for “Sing Your Heart Out”.
They secured #1 Album of the Year 2011 on Metal Odyssey for “Hope and Ruin” and Classic Rock Magazine’s Top Songs 2011 (UK) for “The World I Know”. Their most notable nominations to date include Best New Band by Classic Rock Magazine (UK), Best New Band by SPIN.com (U.S) and Juno Award nomination for the highly successful live acoustic CD/DVD Friends & Total Strangers.
Whether you’ve seen the THE TREWS before or you have been hanging out to see an all-round great rock gig, make sure you don’t miss these shows! Tickets for “…thank you and I’m sorry ” tour are on sale now.
THE TREWS “…thank you and I’m sorry ” extended EP released 22nd October via itunes, and 2nd November in physical format, on Bumstead/Code One/MGM.
tickets on sale now via www.thetrews.oztix.com.au
Don’t miss out on THE TREWS Pre-Sale Bundle Tickets which include:
To book your Pre Sale Bundle for “…thank you and I’m sorry” Tour (Add $10.00 to Ticket Price)
THE TREWS AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES 2012
Thursday 25th October 2012: Upstairs Beresford – Sydney (NSW)
www.oztix.com.au or www.moshtix.com.au – Ph: (02) 9486 3343
Sunday 28th October 2012: Beaches – Thirroul (NSW)
Ph: (02) 4267 2288 – www.beacheshotel.com.au
Thursday 1st November 2012: Ding Dong – Melbourne (VIC)
Tickets: www.dingdonglounge.com.au – Ph: (03) 9521 7447
Friday 2nd November 2012: The Loft – Warrnambool (VIC)
www.oztix.com.au – Ph: (03) 5561 0995
Monday 5th November 2012: Hallam Hotel – Melbourne (VIC) with SHANNON NOLL
www.hallamhotel.com.au – Ph: (03) 8786 0200
Revered Canadian rockers The Trews are returning to the road in support of their upcoming EP, …Thank You and I’m Sorry. But while the band has built its reputation belting their high-energy, arena-ready rock anthems from stages across the globe, this time out, audiences will get a glimpse of a different side of this multi-faceted foursome.
As they did to great acclaim for 2009’s Friends & Total Strangers tour, The Trews – lead vocalist/guitarist Colin MacDonald, guitarist John-Angus MacDonald, drummer Sean Dalton, and bassist Jack Syperek – are performing a string of unplugged acoustic shows across the continent. “We’ve always had this other side of us, which is three acoustic guitars and a hand drum,” says Colin MacDonald. “Changing things up helps keep us inspired and gives us a chance to showcase some of the intricacies of our music.”
The intimate, stripped-down nature of these performances will bring the band’s soaring, interwoven harmonies and sharp sense of dynamics and melody to the forefront of the experience. “It also appeals to a different audience and lets us play for people we wouldn’t usually get to,” MacDonald adds, noting the sets will contain re-imaginings of hits and fan favourites from the band’s extensive back catalogue along with selections from …Thank You and I’m Sorry.
“We love having something new for our fans each time we hit the road; something we’re excited to share,” the singer says about the upcoming 7-song EP. The release, co-produced by John–Angus MacDonald and previous collaborator Gordie Johnson (Big Sugar, Gov’t Mule, and The Trews’ House Of Ill Fame) and featuring The Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson, is comprised of a mix of softer acoustic songs along with traditional Trews bangers, including an amped-up take of Australian rock icon Paul Kelly’s “Leaps and Bounds.” Says MacDonald about the cover: “We thought it’d make a great Trews song and we’re really looking forward to getting it out there.”
While the tour-de-force that is The Trews’ rock show has earned them slots supporting the likes of The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Plant, and KISS, they’ve amassed a fair share of accolades through their acoustic work. The band’s hugely successful live acoustic CD/DVD Friends & Total Strangers was nominated for a JUNO Award while the single “Sing Your Heart Out” earned the band an International Acoustic Music Award in the AAA/Alternative category.
Come the new year, The Trews will return to writing material for their next full-length, expected in 2013. But for now, the aim is to stun spectators from the stage with tight, retuned takes of well-known tracks. The ability to draw from four full-length studio albums – two certified Gold in Canada – and 13 Top 10 Canadian singles will only allure fans new and old, present and future, to explore this special side of the band Performer Magazine calls “without a doubt, the greatest rock band of their generation.”
|10/11/12||Burnstown, ON||Neat Schoolhouse Stage (2nd show)|
|10/12/12||Burnstown ON||Nea t Schoolhouse Stage|
|10/13/12||Ridgeway ON||The Sanctuory|
|11/15/12||North Bay, ON||North Bay Capitol Centre|
|11/16/12||Oshawa, ON||The Regent Theatre|
|11/17/12||Goderich, ON||The Livery Theatre|
|11/23/12||Belleville, ON||The Empire Theatre|
|11/24/12||Montreal, QC||Le Belmont|
|11/27/12||Fredericton, NB||Fredericton Playhouse|
|11/28/12||Liverpool, NS||Astor Theatre|
|11/29/12||Charlottetown, PE||Homburg Theatre|
|11/30/12||Moncton, NB||Capitol Theatre|
|12/02/12||Halifax, NS||Rebecca Cohn Auditorium|
|12/03/12||St. John, NB||Imperial Theatre|
|12/11/12||Meaford, ON||Meaford Hall Arts and Cultural Centre|
|12/14/12||Hamilton, ON||The Studio at Hamilton Place|