No Sleep This Winter With Major Touring Schedule

The success of Wintersleep‘s latest album The Great Detachment(Dine Alone Records) will keep them on the road playing shows on two continents until December.  Today they announce a new 18 date Canadian headline tour but before that, they embark on a european and UK tour next week. (All dates listed comprehensively, below.) Tickets are on sale this Friday in all markets.

Wintersleep’s AMERIKA, the anthemic first single from The Great Detachment, was wholly embraced at radio, occupying the #1 slot at BDS overall commercial Rock radio for 11 weeks and #1 at commercial Alternative radio for 8 weeks. It has seen over 800K streams on Spotify and made social commentary with a captivating apocalyptic mini-film directed by Scott Cudmore featuring clips from speeches made by current US Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. Watch it here.

This summer, Wintersleep headlined Festival D’été in Quebec City, BC’s Pemberton Festival, Halifax’s Gridlock Festival, Edmonton’s Sonic Festival, Calgary’s X Fest and played Winnipeg’s Interstellar Rodeo, among others. They also supported Blonde Redhead on a sold out US west coast tour. In August, they performed a full set for the Blue Jays’ Fan Fest Fridays. Singer Paul Murphy threw the first pitch of the game before the Blue Jays won against Minnesota.

Their core band membership recently changed this summer, with longtime bassist Mike Bigelow leaving the band on good terms, making way for newcomer Scott Remila (Raising the Fawn/City and Colour) to join the touring line-up.

About The Great Detachment
The Great Detachment marks a return to the organic approach Wintersleep’s earlier works that simultaneously sees them reaching new pinnacles of songwriting and production. The album was recorded at Halifax’s Sonic Temple (the birthplace of Welcome To The Night Sky and its preceding 2003 self-titled and 2005 untitled efforts) with producer Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai). The collection delivers a welcome dose of the atmospheric, entrancing alt-rock for which the band has become known, with beautifully orchestrated arrangements anchored by haunting, almost hypnotic melodies.
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UPCOMING WINTERSLEEP DATES (includes CDN dates in bold)

Sep 15 – Fredericton, NB @ Harvest Jazz and Blues
Sep 18 – Eindhoven, NL @ Altsad
Sep 19 – Amsterdam, NL @ Sugar Factory
Sep 21 – Stockholm, SW @ Obaren
Sep 22 – Oslo, NO @ Gamla
Sep 23 – Copenhagen, DK @ KB18
Sep 24 – Hamburg, DE @ Reeperbahn Festival
Sep 25 – Cologne, DE @ YUCA
Sep 27 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
Sep 28 – Stuttgart, DE @ Keller Club
Sep 29 – Munich, DE @ Strom
Sep 30 – Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
Oct 01 – Dortmund, DE @ Way Back When Festival
Oct 03 – Warsaw, PL @ Hydrozagadka
Oct 04 – Poznan, PL @ Minoga
Oct 05 – Prague, CZ @ Cafe v lese
Oct 06 – Vienna, AT @ Chelsea
Oct 08 – Torino, IT @ Spazio 211
Oct 09 – Fribourg, CH @ Fri-Son
Oct 10 – Zurich, CH @ Amboss Rampe
Oct 12 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
Oct 14 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
Oct 15 – London, UK @ Lexington
Nov 15 – Saskatoon, SK @ Louis Pub
Nov 16 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom
Nov 18 – Victoria, BC @ Sugar 
Nov 19 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
Nov 23 – Nelson, BC @ Spiritbar 
Nov 24 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
Nov 25 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
Nov 26 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick
Nov 27 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
Nov 30 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Dec 01 – London, ON @ London Music Hall*
Dec 02 – Hamilton, ON @ Melrose United Church*
Dec 03 – Guelph, ON @ Royal Electric*
Dec 14 – Windsor, ON @ The Rondo
Dec 15 – Waterloo, ON @ Starlight Room
Dec 16 – Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre
Dec 17 – Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theatre

Dec 18 – Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle

* w/ Hannah Georgas

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