B.C. based singer-songwriter and guitarist, Jesse Roper announced he is bringing his electrifying live performance on the road in support of his latest album, Access to Infinity. Canadian dates will kick off on October 12 in his hometown of Victoria, BC and wrap November 16 in Niagara Falls, ON.
“If I could be on the road 364 days a year I would. No joke. I feel alive when I’m on tour,” said Jesse Roper. “It’s my dream to see the four corners of this crazy planet and have music as my vehicle. I love the road and the road loves me back.”
Joining Roper will be Vancouver Island rockers Band of Rascals. The band’s latest EP Tempest blends elements of hard-hitting modern rock, with the vintage aesthetic of southern blues. The band will showcase their distinct sound and energetic stage presence in support of nine of the tour’s west coast dates.
“Jesse is like a brother to us so we’re super stoked to be heading out on the road with him this fall,” added Band of Rascals drummer Marcus Manhas. “Our musical styles compliment each other well and we’re looking forward to bringing some new music out on this tour.”
Produced by Ian Davenport (July Talk, Band of Skulls, Supergrass) Roper’s third album Access To Infinity encompasses the raw riffing on which Roper has built his reputation, combined with a modern take on the psychedelic explorations of Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd. Since the album’s release early this year, Roper has reached 2.8 million streams on Spotify and has hit the stage with numerous other top acts including, Big Wreck, Johnny Reid, Tash Sultana and Burton Cummings.
Access To Infinity follows Roper’s celebrated 2015 album Red Bird, which captured much of the fire of his dynamic live show. He’s also played festival sets at some of the best western Canada has to offer, including talked-about appearances at Rifflandia, Rock the Shores, the Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival and BreakOut West, among others.
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Jesse Roper Tour Dates:
September 20 Bellingham, WA The Firefly Lounge
September 21 Seattle, WA Barboza
September 22 Port Angeles, WA Arts & Draughts Beer & Wine Festival
October 5 Tofino, BC Tofino Folk Fest
October 12 Victoria, BC McPherson Playhouse
October 16 Penticton, BC The Dream Café w/ Band of Rascals
October 17 Kamloops, BC The Blue Grotto w/ Band of Rascals
October 18 Nelson, BC The Spirit Bar w/ Band of Rascals
October 19 Red Deer, AB The Krossing w/ Band of Rascals
October 20 Calgary, AB King Eddy w/ Band of Rascals
October 23 Saskatoon, SK Capitol Music Club w/ Band of Rascals
October 24 Winnipeg, MB The Pyramid Cabaret w/ Band of Rascals
October 26 Edmonton, AB The Aviary w/ Band of Rascals
October 27 Kelowna, BC Fernando’s Pub w/ Band of Rascals
November 7 Ottawa, ON The Rainbow Bistro
November 8 Peterborough, ON Historic Red Dog
November 9 Corbyville, ON Signal Brewery
November 10 Burnstown, ON Neat Coffee Shop
November 14 Hamilton, ON Mills Hardware
November 15 Toronto, ON The Dakota Tavern
November 16 Niagara Falls, ON Taps Brewery