(October 18, 2011) Canada’s beloved rockers THE SHEEPDOGS have announced a Canadian headlining tour this Fall. The band will kick off the tour in St. Catharines on November 24 after an extensive and ambitious U.S. tour that begins on October 19 in Omaha, NE.
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.
To the many that first caught wind of this decade-defying musical force surrounding the swirl of media attention, The Sheepdogs may seem like something of an overnight success, though in reality, they are anything but. A new full-length, expected in 2012, will surely cement the fact that, though they’ve had a bit of luck on their side, the only thing responsible for The Sheepdogs’ recent slew of success is the sweat they’ve left onstage and the sweet, sticky throwback tunes that share their infectious grooves with anyone taking them in.
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 Studio (SOLD OUT)
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 – Tide & Boar (SOLD OUT)
12.03 – Halifax, NS – The Seahorse Tavern (SOLD OUT)
12.04 – Halifax, NS – The Seahorse Tavern (SOLD OUT)
12.06 – Ottawa, ON – Ritual
12.07 – Kingston, ON – The Ale House
12.08 – London, ON – Call The Office
12.09 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace (SOLD OUT)
12.10 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
12.13 – Thunder Bay, ON – Crocs
12.14 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
12.15 – Regina, SK – The Distrikt
12.16 – Saskatoon, SK – The Odeon
12.17 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
12.18 – Calgary, AB – Republik
**Check www.htzfm.com on Friday, October 21 for more details.