(October 21, 2011) – Toronto-based DIRTY MAGS have announced dates for an extensive Canadian tour this fall. The tour kicks off November 24 in Victoria, BC and will wrap up in Montreal on December 10.
In just one short year, the garage-punk four-piece have managed to navigate their way from sweaty dive bars and house parties, to opening for Polaris Nominated artist, The Weeknd,Dinosaur Jr. front man J. Mascis, Cancer Bats and Deerhoof. What’s more remarkable is that they don’t even have a record out yet.
Dirty Mags was formed in 2010 with the help of a Craigslist encounter. After playing with friends Justin Lemaire (guitar) and Greg Peters (bass) for years, drummer Peter Gosling used Craigslist to secretly advertise for a singer to complete the band. Several unsuccessful auditions later, Peter met charismatic vocalist Mike Kaminski. Kaminski’s killer vocals, stage presence and shared love of gritty garage-punk were a perfect match, and Dirty Mags was born.
There are few things that rival the intensity of a Dirty Mags live show. Watching the band’s explosive performance, it is easy to see why the band has garnered so much attention in such a short period of time. The four-piece impresses even the toughest critics with a potent combination of seductive, guttural vocals, frenetic drumming, sweeping bass lines, and distortion-drenched chords. Dirty Mags has succeeded in creating a self-styled sound that beautifully sways between poetic and chaotic.
Dirty Mags will be heading out on tour in support of Grammy nominated and Platinum selling artist K-OS. Their debut album will be released in 2012 on Toronto-based label White Girl Records / EMI Music Canada.
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Upcoming Tour Dates:
11.24 – Victoria, BC – Club 9ONE9
11.25 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
11.27 – Nelson, BC – Hume Hotel Spirit Bar
11.28 – Banff, AB – Wild Bill’s
11.29 – Lethbridge, AB – Finnegan’s
11.30 – Calgary, AB – Republik
12.01 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
12.02 – Saskatoon, SK – Louis’
12.03 – Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret
12.06 – Peterborough, ON – The Venue
12.07 – Waterloo, ON – Starlight
12.08 – Hamilton, ON – The Casbah
12.09 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
12.10 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda
*All Dates w/ K-OS