The Sadies have announced additional Canadian tour dates in Ontario and Quebec in support of Northern Passages, the band’s most recent, widely acclaimed studio album on Dine Alone Records (Canada). The tour kicks off November 9 and wraps with a special New Year’s Eve performance at The Horseshoe in Toronto on December 31.
The Sadies recently completed their very first tour of Australia and New Zealand with Justin Towne Earles to rave reviews. Writes Rolling Stone Australia, “The sun disappears behind the hulking old sheds and the chill sets in and The Sadies start their set, a thundering cow-punk-a-billy explosion. Travis Good swaps guitar for fiddle, the same punk/rock enthusiasm displayed no matter which strings he’s thrumming, and the band rumble and thrash about, their set a brutal and welcome passageway from the daytime to the night as people swap beer for margaritas and Jack Daniels…”
Major daily Sydney Morning Herald also praised the band’s performance: “Also playing their first show down under, Canada’s The Sadies absolutely knocked it out of the park. As festival headliner Justin Townes Earle said when they joined him on stage later, ‘If you missed their set, you f*&%ed up’.”The band is currently wrapping up a UK run. See below for a full routing.
Recorded in the basement of Dallas and Travis’ parents’ home north of Toronto over the winter of 2015, the familiar surroundings and lack of distractions resulted in a consistent feel to Northern Passages, despite the eclecticism at the heart of The Sadies’ sound. The essence of The Sadies’ story can be summed up with the powerful image of the aurora borealis adorning the cover. Ever since the quartet, comprised of singer/guitarists Dallas and Travis Good, bassist Sean Dean and drummer Mike Belitsky, first arrived on the North American scene more than 20 years ago, their music has never been less than awe-inspiring, with no embellishment necessary.
THE SADIES 2017 TOUR DATES
Oct 25 – Guildford, UK @ The Boileroom
Oct 27 – London, UK @ Oslo
Oct 28 – Cardiff, Wales @ Clwb Ifor Bach
Oct 29 – Bristol, England @ The Tunnel
Nov 09 – Burnstown, ON @ Neat Coffee Shop
Nov 10 – Ottawa, ON @ The 27 Club
Nov 11 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
Nov 12 – Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti
Nov 16 – St. Catharines, ON @ Warehouse Concert Hall
Nov 17 – London, ON @ Call The Office
Nov 30 – Waterloo, ON @ Starlight Social Club
Dec 01 – Hamilton, ON @ Casbah
Dec 02 – Sarnia, ON @ Paddy Flaherty’s
Dec 03 – Guelph, ON @ Dstrct
Dec 31 – Toronto, ON @ The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern (The Horseshoe 70th Concert Series)