(November 11, 2011) – One of the biggest stories of the year in Canadian music continues with the announcement that THE SHEEPDOGS’ album, Learn & Burn, has officially attained Gold Record certification in Canada.
“When we recorded Learn & Burn, we were broke but we still wanted to make a record that best represented who we were as a band,” says bassist Ryan Gullen. “So we holed ourselves up in Ewan’s house and produced our own record on Ewan’s computer.” Adds lead vocalist Ewan Currie, “At the time, we never even considered the possibility of a Gold record. We are truly excited and appreciative of all the success and response the album has garnered since its release.”
Hailing from Saskatoon, the four-piece featuring Ewan Currie (vocals/guitar) Ryan Gullen (bass/vocals) Leot Hanson (guitar/vocals), and Sam Corbett (drums/vocals) recently beat out thousands of artists in a six-month long competition to be the first band or artist not signed with a major label to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone. Voted by more than 1.5 Million fans worldwide, The Sheepdogs won the competition that garnered a deal with Atlantic Records, a performance at Bonnaroo, two appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and the August 5 cover of Rolling Stone. Their latest EP Five Easy Pieces debuted No.1 on iTunes in Canada and their full length Learn & Burn continues to climb the charts proving that these boys are as dedicated to the craft of songwriting and recording as they are to playing a dynamite live show.
The band kicks off a near sold-out Canadian tour in St. Catharines on November 24 after an extensive and ambitious U.S. tour that began on October 19 in Omaha, NE.
Upcoming Shows w/ MONSTER TRUCK:
11.24 – St. Catharines, ON – L3 (HTZ FM 25th Anniversary Show)**
11.25 – Guelph, ON – Brass Taps @ Univ of Guelph (SOLD OUT)
11.26 – Hamilton, ON – The Theatre at Copps Coliseum^
11.27 – Peterborough, ON – The Red Dog (SOLD OUT)
11.29 – Montreal, QC – Cabaret Du-Mile End
11.30 – Fredericton, NB – The Capital Bar (SOLD OUT)
12.01 – Fredericton, NB – The Capital Bar (SOLD OUT)
12.02 – Moncton, NB – Oxygen Nightclub*
12.03 – Halifax, NS – The Seahorse Tavern (SOLD OUT)
12.04 – Halifax, NS – The Seahorse Tavern (SOLD OUT)
12.05 – Quebec, QC – Dagobert*
12.06 – Ottawa, ON – Ritual (SOLD OUT)
12.07 – Kingston, ON – The Ale House
12.08 – London, ON – Call The Office (SOLD OUT)
12.09 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace (SOLD OUT) (w/ Monster Truck and The Coppertone)
12.10 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace (SOLD OUT) (w/ Monster Truck and Young Rival)
12.12 – Sudbury, ON – The Townehouse*
12.13 – Thunder Bay, ON – Crocs
12.14 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
12.15 – Regina, SK – The Distrikt (SOLD OUT)
12.16 – Saskatoon, SK – The Odeon
12.17 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room (SOLD OUT)
12.18 – Calgary, AB – Republik (SOLD OUT)
12.19 – Penticton, BC – The Barking Parrott*
^ = venue change
* = new date
**Check www.htzfm.com for more details on how to get tickets.