A Trew Holiday Gift

A Trew Holiday Gift

To celebrate the holidays this year, the Trews are pleased to announce that they will be lowering the price of Hope & Ruin to $7 per CD/Digital and $10 for vinyl at their store (link to store). To thank their fans this holiday season if you buy a copy of Hope & Ruin you will receive the A Trew Holiday Gift digital EP for free.

This EP feature 4 unreleased tracks including the Trews' new holiday song "Coming Home." "Coming Home" will not be available for sale this year and will only be available in this holiday promotion.

A Trew Holiday Gift EP Tracklisting Coming Home Big Night Out St. Thomas is Calling Mandy

In addition, the Trews are pleased to announce their upcoming national tour starting in January 2012. Confirmed dates are

Jan 26 Halifax, NS Rebecca Cohn Theatre
Jan 27 St John, NB Imperial Theatre
Jan 28 Fredericton, NB Capital Exhibition Centre
Mar 02 Victoria, BC Club 9one9
Mar 03 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre
Mar 05 Calgary, AB Flames Central
Mar 06 Lethbridge, AB The Stone
Mar 07 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Centre
Mar 09 Fort McMurray, AB Nexen Fieldhouse
Mar 16 Regina, SK Casino Regina Show Lounge
Mar 17 Winnipeg, MB The Oak
Mar 19 Thunder Bay, ON Crocks
Mar 21 London, ON London Music Hall
Mar 23 Toronto, ON Queen Elizabeth Theatre
To make the holiday season even brighter, the Trews have exclusively bundled these concert tickets with their "A Trew Holiday Gift" promotion to making giving the gift of Trews even easier for you.

Click here to purchase and happy holidays from Team Trews.

Note: Winnipeg show details to be added later today

UK and beyond

From Australia we went straight to the UK and to say we kind of ran out of luck would be an understatement. The whole thing felt a little hexed. We went through no fewer than four electric guitar amps (all of which went down on stage during performances), 2 splitter van tour buses (one breakdown caused us to make it to the gig by the skin of our teeth) and a set of vocal chords that just so happen to belong to our lead singer. Barring these minor set backs (and I guess they are all minor in the grand scheme of things) the tour went well.  We had three nights opening for Southside Johnny that brought us into some big rooms with big crowds and all the headline stuff was great – I really feel like our music is getting out there in some of these other countries. The people that show up are fans that have definitely done their homework. One show in particular – Leceister – was an all audience request set list, I gotta say, as the groups lone set list writer, I love it when this happens! By the time we made it to Glasgow Colin’s vocal situation had deteriorated to the point where he couldn’t make a sound. We were faced with a dilemma, either we cancel the last show of the UK tour (not something we wanted to do) or someone else in the band (gulp!) can fake his way through the singing enough so we can get through the show. I was elected and I did my best to rock’n’roll for the people in attendance. The lead vocal mic is definitely not my favorite place to be but I got through with a new found respect for how high Colin can sing, and all night long no less! I was glad when it as over…

We made it back to this side of the pond in one piece but battered and bruised and had to cancel gigs in Barrie and New Glasgow – apologies to our fans in those towns, we will make it up to you. After a much needed week off we headed south to the US of A to start our month long residency tour. The first week went well, aside from our residency cities of Nashville, Birmingham, Atlanta and Louisville we also hit Detroit (a sold out show at the Magic Bag with Dick Wagner of Alice Cooper and Lou Reed fame) and Lansing, Michigan on my birthday.  Again, you can feel a ground swell growing in these places and the shows are exciting. I look forward to seeing them grow over the next 2 weeks. As I write this we are about to take the stage in Buffalo at one of my favorite venues, the Town Ballroom. Buffalo has never let us down before and I don’t expect tonight to be any different. The last two nights shows in Brantford and Kingston were completely off the hook. Like a great homecoming after almost 3 months away. I’ll check in again soon.



Hold Me In Your Arms - now available for purchase in the xbox 360 version of Rock Band 3

The Trews "Hold Me In Your Arms" is now available for purchase for the xbox 360 version of Rock Band 3. It can be purchased through the in game Rock Band 3 store, or you can pick it up HERE:

RockBand has also started a contest where you can win lots of great prizes including a full autographed catalogue of Trews albums!
For more info and to join the contest, go to: http://www.rockband.com/battles/the-tag-endless-setlist/view

US Residency Tour


Fri Nov 11th, 9:00 PM The Magic Bag Detroit, MI
Sat Nov 12th, 9:00 PM The Loft Lansing, MI
Tue Nov 15th, 9:15 PM 12th & Porter Nashville, TN
Wed Nov 16th, 11:00 PM The Nick Birmingham, AL
Thu Nov 17th, 9:00 PM The Atlanta Room Atlanta, GA
Sat Nov 19th, 10:45 PM Uncle Slayton’s Louisville, KY
Sun Nov 20th, 8:00 PM Brothers Lounge Cleveland, OH
Fri Nov 25th, 8:00 PM The Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
Tue Nov 29th, 9:15 PM 12th & Porter Nashville, TN
Wed Nov 30th, 11:00 PM The Nick Birmingham, AL


Thu Dec 1st, 10:00 PM The Atlanta Room Atlanta, GA
Sat Dec 3rd, 10:45 PM Uncle Slayton’s Louisville, KY
Tue Dec 5th, 9:15 PM 12th & Porter Nashville, TN
Wed Dec 7th, 11:00 PM The Nick Birmingham, AL
Thu Dec 8th, 9:00 PM The Atlanta Room Atlanta, GA
Fri Dec 9th, 10:00 PM Preservation Pub Knoxville, TN
Sat Dec 10th, 10:45 PM Uncle Slayton’s Louisville, KY

The Trews interviewd by TheBlindingHeights.com

On Monday, November 7 @ 8 PM EST tune into Episode 19 of The Blinding Heights Podcast featuring an interview with The Trews and their songs "Hope & Ruin" and "The World I Know". The show will debut and be made available for free streaming and download.

To listen, please go to: www.TheBlindingHeights.com/episode19.

To purchase on iTunes, please go to: www.TheBlindingHeights.com/itunes.

Tour Diary - A Great White Shark and a proper Aussie bar-b-que

I got a little behind on this with all of the crazy-ness involved with being out here. So without further ado, here’s the remainder of the aussie tour blogs:

Week 3 In a nut shell- two sold out shows (Manly and the Monkey), a proper Aussie bar-b-que to watch the National Rugby League grand final between Manly and New Zealand (Manly won) that turns into an all night jam session, and recorded a duet of “Poor Ol’ Broken Hearted Me” with Aussie singing sensation Shannon Noll… more on that later…

Week 4 We drive north up the east coast to Byron Bay. After a full day on the road we arrive at the venue, a place called the Buddha Bar, only to find out that their “provided accommodation” is the backpackers hostel across the road. It was a pretty far out place full of transients, surfers and general hippy types. Everything is painted in psychedelic colors and there’s a guy named cockatoo Pete with his namesake bird permanently fixed to his left shoulder hanging around in the lobby. We did a little exploring and tripping around the grounds – people are literally staying in tepees- before hitting the hay. The next day Sean and I rent boards to head out for a surf at main beach. As we’re paddling out we noticed a jet skier going from group to group of swimmers and surfers and sending them in. It turns out there was a giant great white swimming around in shallow waters and the beach was being evacuated. Needless to say, we got the hell out of the water. Another catastrophe narrowly averted- instead we hike up to the lighthouse and take in some of the breath taking views from up there- Byron is truly a beautiful and inspiring place. The show goes well and we even manage to squeeze in a surf the next morning before heading out to Brisbane – no sharks in sight this time around. Brisbane at the Zoo was perhaps one of the best shows of the tour. It’s a great rock venue and the crowd was awesome – more than a few Canadians in the house but some local fans as well – we had a great time. As we wandered around the neighborhood between sound check and the show we found ourselves surrounded by a street festival taking place in which every shop window featured some type of performance art. I snapped a shot that had one of our show posters in the fore ground and one such display in the background, check it out (insert photo here) … pretty creepy eh?

Next was a venue called the Spotted Cow in the thriving metropolis of Toowoomba… what to say about this gig…hhhmmmm it was “interesting”. Maybe a little small for our full throttle rock show. I think it may have been better suited to our acoustic set. Oh well…

The next day we drive 14 hours back to Sydney. All along the coast… beautiful scenery. We travel a lot, we see lots of beautiful scenery and Australia has some of the best. We make it back in one piece…

Week 5 Tim Chaisson arrives in Sydney and shares our Sydney accommodation at our Aussie manager Geoff Trio’s place in the Sutherland Shire. Tim’s touring solo through Australia so I back him up on the 3 local shows he has before we quit town- one of which was supporting us at the Brass Monkey, our favorite local haunt. Tim and I spent over a month on the road together when he supported us on our second acoustic tour so we’re pretty familiar with each other’s material. Tim also joined us on stage for our set at the Monkey, it was great to play with him again. We had our best Newcastle show this week and our typically nutty Manly show. The whole trip wrapped up with our headline set at the Gaelic Club in downtown Sydney. Two of our favorite Aussie acts open the show. The Lockhearts and Sarah McLeod’s new outfit Screaming Bikini. Both band and crowd had a great evening. After the set, it was back to Trios for an after party to bid adieu to all of our Aussie friends who we’ve grown to love dearly – we hope to be back soon.

I make sure I surf everyday this week, had to take in as much as possible before we leave this place. On Sunday we hop on a plane for the 20 + hour trek back to Toronto –I’m bumped up to first class so it’s really not that bad and I’m pretty sure my band mates hate me for it. We get to Toronto…in less then 36 hours we’ll be onstage in the UK… and the band played on…


PS- here’s a little treat from our time in Oz. While visiting the rock station triple M in Sydney we were asked to perform an acoustic version of any theme song from an 80’s t.v. show. We chose Degrassi, just to keep it Canadian, and it turns out it was a huge show over there to. I hope you enjoy it

The Trews - UK Fall Tour - 2011

Want to see The Trews on their UK Tour and meet the band in an exclusive Meet & Greet? Join our Street Team and earn tickets to your local show and a Meet & Greet with the band. Just download the poster, print ten copies and post them in your neighbourhood and send us photos of your handiwork to info@thetrewsmusic.com.

B&W Poster Colour Poster

Fri Oct 21st, 9:30 PM London Shepherds Bush Empire London Details
Sat Oct 22nd, 9:00 PM Library @ Birmingham HMV Institute Digbeth, Birmingham Details
Sun Oct 23rd, 9:30 PM Lemminton Spa Assembly Warwickshire Details
Tue Oct 25th, 9:30 PM O2 Academy Bristol Bristol Details
Wed Oct 26th, 9:30 PM The Robin 2 Bilston, Wolverhampton Details
Thu Oct 27th, 9:30 PM Leicester Musician Leicester Details
Fri Oct 28th, 9:30 PM Grimsby Yardbirds Rock Club Grimsby, South Humberside Details
Sun Oct 30th, 9:30 PM Kendal Bootleggers Kendal, Cumbria Details
Mon Oct 31st, 9:30 PM Glasgow Stereo Glasgow Details

The Trews on TheBlindingHeights.com Pod Cast

The Trews song No Time For Later is featured on The Blinding Heights Episode 18 Pod Cast. Broadcasting to hearts and minds from the center of your rock 'n roll universe... Experience now - The Blinding Heights.  A musical podcast featuring the greatest new indie pop & rock songs this side of the Milky Way! Will Black handpicks the best of the best each episode to showcase independent recording artists from around our world. A memorable 90+ minutes of amazing new music and a Feature Artist interview each episode!

Check it out! Look for The trews to be Featured in an upcoming Episode.