Tour Dates:: Sloan!

20 Years of Sloan

Sloooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan. If we were looking for one Halifax-related band that needs absolutely zero assistance from the hill to spread their news, you’d struggle to find a better example than the current Grandaddies of Halifax music scene: the almighty Sloan. But yes, Sloan is back on the scene with their 10th studio album in 20 years, The Double Cross. Not only that, but next month they will embark on a rather large North American tour over the spring and summer to celebrate both the new record and their 20 years in the biz.


So, you know, get out and see Sloan. They are beyond professional in the way they approach their live show, and they play what their fans want to hear - revolutionary! And buy their new record while you’re at it (it’s their first for Outside music, but I think you can pre-order it now on iTunes). I like the songs I’ve heard from it so far (Follow The Leader below, for example, is a classic, anthemic Chris tune), but it is Sloan after all, so you know what you’re getting. I don’t think there’s much chance of the dreaded 10th album slump hitting them. The tour dates then:


May 25 Cleveland OH at Grogshop
May 26 Chicago IL at Subterranean
May 27 Minneapolis MN at 400 Bar
May 28 Winnipeg MB at The Pyramid
May 29 Saskatoon SK at Louis’ Pub
May 31 Edmonton AB at Starlite
June 1 Calgary AB at Republik
June 2 Penticton BC at Barking Parrot
June 3 Vancouver BC at Commodore Ballroom
June 4 Seattle WA at Tractor Tavern
June 5 Portland OR at Doug Fir
June 7 San Francisco CA at Café Du Nord
June 8 Los Angeles CA at Bootleg Theatre
June 11 Milton ON at Milton Rocks Festival
June 22 Toronto ON at Mod Club
June 24 Philadelphia at Kung Fu Necktie
June 25 Baltimore MD at Ottobar
June 27 Vienna VA at Jammin’Java
June 28 Cambridge MA at TT The Bear’s
June 29 New York NY at Bowery Ballroom
June 30 Brooklyn NY at Knitting Factory
July 1 Kanata ON at Kanata Canada Day Celebration
July 21 Meaford ON at Meaford Hall
July 22 Belleville ON at Empire Square Live
July 23 London ON at Rock The Park
July 29 Barrie ON at Kempenfest
July 31 Kenora ON at Harbourfest
Aug 6 Chatham ON at Rockstock


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MP3:: Sloan - Follow The Leader



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One Response to “Tour Dates:: Sloan!”

vanessa April 27th, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Im gonna go ahead and embarrass myself publicly by saying I had no idea they were from here….and Im from Halifax…
and on a diff note…saw Sloan live years ago and was really impressed with how their live performance sounded as tight as recordings..skills to pay the bills

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