Hey, We’re taking off again on Thursday evening. Heading west this time. Gonna start the tour in Victoria and wind our way back home to Toronto (we already covered off "home-home" with shows on the east coast last month). We’ve had a nice break since our latest return from the UK. About three weeks off gives us a chance to re-connect with our home lives and re-charge our rock’n’roll batteries. Not that it was all rest ‘n ‘relaxation (the other r’n’r). I made a short trip to Winnipeg last week to play with my buddies Todd Kerns, Brent Fitz and Siper Sinnaeve at the Can-eh-dian Rockers Make a Wish show. Todd christened our little super group “Justice Beaver” and the theme of our set was Canadian classic rock. We did tunes by April Wine, the Guess Who, BTO, Kim Mitchell, Toronto and Tom Cochran. We even threw in some Age of Electric (Todd’s old band) and some Trews for good measure – not that I consider Not Ready to Go a classic…yet ; ) ,but it seemed appropriate. The only non-Canadian song we did was “Welcome to the Jungle” by Todd and Brent’s boss’s old band Guns’n’Roses. See, for the last 3 years or so Todd and Brent have been touring the world as the rhythm section for the Slash band. Needless to say, they know how to rock some Guns. All told, the event took in around 20k for the Make a Wish foundation of Winnipeg and I was happy I could be a part of it.
We’re really excited to be embarking on the Big Night Out tour. This is the first proper headlining tour for the Hope & Ruin album and if the east coast dates were any indication then it’s gonna be one for the books. We’ve been stretching the set lists out to make room for some lesser-played material as well as trying to fit in a fan request or two from the face book page nightly - so keep sending those in. We're also hosting a Twitter contest where we're offering tickets to our show as well as access to meet and greets that we’ve been holding at sound check. You can and watch us rehearse and, at times, train wreck brand new material, practice fan requests, covers and whatever else drifts through our collective psyche… To enter to win, just follow us on Twitter and tweet the following message: "I want to win tickets and M&G @thetrews on (date) in #(city)". Good luck to you all!
We’re also happy to have the Poor Young Things along for the ride. If you’re coming to the show be sure an get out early to take ‘em in. They’re great.
Look forward to seeing you all out on the road. Here is a reminder of all our tour dates :)
March 2 - Victoria, BC @ 9one9 March 3 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre March 5 - Calgary, AB @ Flames Central March 6 - Lethbridge, AB @ Average Joes March 7 - Edmonton, AB @ Events Centre, West Edmonton Mall March 9 - Fort McMurray, AB @ Nexen Fieldhouse – MacDonald Island Park March 10 - Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon March 12 - Winnipeg, MB @ Essence Nightclub March 14 - Yorkton, SK @ Galliger Convention Centre March 15 - North Battleford, SK @ Gold Eagle Casino March 16 - Regina, SK@ Casino Regina Show Lounge March 17 - Winnipeg, MN @ The Oak March 19 - Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks March 21 - London, ON @Music Hall March 22 - London, ON @Music Hall March 23 - Toronto, ON @ Q.E. Theatre March 24 - Toronto, ON @ Q.E. Theatre