Toronto alt-rock darlings, Birds of Bellwoods, made waves in 2018 with the release of their highly-anticipated debut LP, Victoria. After relentless touring across North America following the release, the band is thrilled to share their first taste of fresh music, with their new single, Easy, produced by Howie Beck (Feist, Barenaked Ladies, Charlotte Day Wilson) and Joel Stouffer (Dragonette, Bülow). Have a listen here.
“Easy is a diary of how far we’ve come and a recognition of how far there is left to go: a point of reflection on a never-ending journey. It’s bigger, bolder, and brighter than anything we’ve released so far, and we can’t wait to share it with our flock,” says the band.
Audiences across Canada will get the chance to hear Easy live, when the band hits the road with Rock The Rink – the brand new production from Canadian figure skating greats, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond and Elvis Stojko, along with world-renowned international skating talent, Carolina Kostner, Jeremy Abbott, Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov.
The tour – which follows last year’s sold out, Thank You Canada tour – will combine the highest level of on-ice superstar talent with an ever-evolving touring production, delivering the highest value of family entertainment. Birds of Bellwoods will be joining all dates as a special musical opening act, and even appearing during the skaters performance for a few additional numbers.
“Birds of Bellwoods are such fantastic musicians and great people,” exclaims Moir. “We can’t wait to see what they bring to the show!”
“We are incredibly excited to be joining the Rock The Rink family for our first-ever arena tour, says the band. Looking forward to getting the audience up on their feet and dancing in the stands! Also, Tessa is apparently going to teach Kintaro to ‘Twizzle’, so hopefully we’ll work that in somehow.”
Birds of Bellwoods have wasted little time making an indelible mark on Canada’s musical landscape, with much of the attention to come their way stemming from their highly energetic and engaging live performances. The band has crossed North America on numerous dates, including a slew of high-profile Canadian music festivals, from CMW and NXNE to country juggernaut Boots & Hearts to the tastemaking haven of Osheaga.
That’s in addition to packed shows supporting the likes of Arkells, Wintersleep, Virginia to Vegas and Scott Helman to name a few. Let You Go – their lead single from Victoria – spent over 20 weeks in the Top 40 at Alternative Radio in Canada, hit #1 on SiriusXM’s The Verge chart, and was featured as CBC’s Song Of The Week. Their album Victoria has amassed over a million streams on Spotify alone and has been featured on numerous Spotify and Apple Music Playlists, including Viral Hits Canada, Indie All-Stars, Best Of The Week, and Breaking Rock.
Stay tuned for more from Birds of Bellwoods, and don’t miss them live on tour this fall!
SUMMER HEADLINE TOUR DATES
August 24 – The Blue Mountains, ON – Blue Mountain Village
September 6 – Jasper, AB – Jasper Folk Music Festival
September 7 – Edmonton, AB – Sonic Field Day
September 20 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
September 21 – Vankleek Hill, ON – Beaus Oktoberfest
BIRDS OF BELLWOODS + ROCK THE RINK TOUR:
October 5 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
October 6 – Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre
October 7 – Vancouver, BC – Thunderbird Arena
October 10 – Red Deer, AB – ENMAX Centrium Arena
October 11 – Dawson Creek, BC – Encana Events Centre
October 12 – Prince George, BC – CN Centre
October 13 – Grande Prairie, AB – Revolution Place
October 16 – Calgary, AB – Stampede Corral
October 17 – Lethbridge, AB – ENMAX Centre
October 18 – Regina, SK – Brandt Centre
October 19 – Medicine Hat, AB – Canalta Centre
October 20 – Brandon, MB – Keystone Centre
October 29 – Sault Ste Marie, ON – GFL Memorial Gardens
October 30 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
November 1 – Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Arena
November 2 – Kitchener, ON – Memorial Auditorium
November 3 – Kingston, ON – Leon’s Centre
November 6 – Mississauga, ON – Paramount Fine Foods Centre
November 7 – Ottawa, ON – TD Place
November 8 – St. Catharines, ON – Meridian Centre
November 9 – Oshawa, ON – Tribute Communities Centre
November 10 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
November 13 – Peterborough, ON – Peterborough Memorial Centre
November 14 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
November 15 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
November 16 – Moncton, NB – Avenir Centre
November 17 – Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre
November 23 – St. John’s, NL – Mile One Centre