The Sheepdogs Embark On Extensive North American Tour

The Sheepdogs – Photo By Mat Dunlap

50+ Date Tour Includes Stops At Toronto’s Massey Hall, Montreal’s MTelus, Woodstock’s Legendary Levon Helm Studios, and 2 Shows At Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom

Canada’s beloved rockers The Sheepdogs are set to embark on a 50+ date North American tour, including performances at Toronto’s Massey Hall, Montreal’s MTelus, and two back-to-back shows at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom.

The extensive tour will also hit major U.S. markets, including NY’s Bowery Ballroom and a special sold-out show at the legendary Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY. To commemorate, the band will be releasing exclusive vinyl of their stunning live LP, Live At Lees – recorded across four sold-out shows at Lee’s Palace in Toronto in December 2021 – offstage and online in October.

Joining the band on stage is Quebec’s reigning blues and rock guitarist Ricky Paquette who will be filling in for Jimmy Bowskill on the tour. The Gatineau prodigy signed his first record deal at only 12 years old and has shared stages with notable Canadian and international artists as well as performed for Canadian troops in Afghanistan. 

Says Paquette, “I am super excited to be joining The Sheepdogs for their fall tour. Hitting the road with them will definitely bring me right back to my rock and roll roots. I love their tunes and can’t wait to be a part of the trip, doing my best to honour the fine work these guys have shared with the world since their inception.”

“Je suis très heureux de me joindre au band ‘The Sheepdogs’ pour la tournée de l’automne! Prendre la route avec un band que j’adore va définitivement me ramener directement aux sources et à mes racines de rock and roll! J’adore leurs chansons et j’ai vraiment hâte de faire partit de cette belle aventure tout en donnant le meilleur de moi meme à tout les soirs.”

The Sheepdogs recently released their new studio album, Outta Sight, to international acclaim and have notably had a single continuously in the Top 20 for 62 weeks since May 2021: “Keep On Loving You” and “Rock and Roll (Ain’t No Simple Thing)” from the band’s 2021 EP No Simple Thing, and “Find The Truth” from their latest effort Outta Sight. Earlier this month, the band released an Apple Music Home Session available here:

The quintessential quintet enjoyed an incredibly successful European tour earlier this year, bringing people together in a celebration of rock & roll and good times with their signature ‘guitarmonies’ and killer live shows. The tour included performances in Scandinavia, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and France, where the band’s popularity has been soaring with French audiences.

The tour wrapped up with a packed show in Paris that ended in with the audience jubilantly chanting the guitar riff for their song ‘Nobody’ at them as if they were cheering on their favourite soccer team.  Watch a short snippet here.  The band will return to the UK for a handful of shows before heading back to Canada. All told, The Sheepdogs will spend 2022 in the space where they were born to be – on stage, performing almost one hundred shows to thousands of ebullient fans. See below for upcoming tour dates, and check the band’s website for ticket information.  

2022-23 Tour Dates

SEP 01 – St. Williams, ON @ Burning Kiln Winery

SEP 15 – Sherbrooke, QC @ Theatre Granada

SEP 16 – Fredericton, NB @ Harvest Music Festival (SOLD OUT)

SEP 17 – Halifax, NS @ Light House Arts Centre

SEP 18 – Charlottetown, PEI @ PEI Brewing Company 

SEP 20 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

SEP 22 – Montreal, QC @ MTelus 

SEP 23 – Quebec City, QC @ Palais Montcalm 

SEP 24 – North Bay, ON @ Capitol Centre

OCT 07 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
OCT 08 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
OCT 09 –  London, UK @ Electric Ballroom

OCT 13 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall

OCT 14 – Belleville, ON @ The Empire Theatre

OCT 15 – Woodstock, NY @ Levon Helm Studios

OCT 17 – Boston, MA @The Sinclair

OCT 18 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

OCT 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ardmore Music Hall

OCT 21 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage

OCT 22 – Durham,  NC @ Motorco Music Hall

OCT 24 – Asheville, NC  @ Grey Eagle Music Hall

OCT 25 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East

OCT 26 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade – Purgatory

OCT 28 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)

OCT 29 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger

OCT 30 – Dallas, TX @ Tulips

NOV 1 – Austin, TX @ The Ballroom

NOV 3 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi Fi

NOV 4 – Detroit, MI @ El Club

NOV 05 – Kitchener, ON @ Centre In The Square 

NOV 18 – London, ON @ London Music Hall

NOV 19 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

NOV 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club

NOV 22 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre

NOV 23 – Regina, SK @ Casino Regina

NOV 25 – Saskatoon, SK @ TCU Place

NOV 26 – Calgary, AB @ The Palace Theatre 

NOV 27 – Edmonton, AB @ Midway

NOV 28 – Red Deer, AB @ Bo’s Bar & Grill 

DEC 01 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

DEC 02 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom (SOLD OUT)

DEC 03 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern (SOLD OUT)

DEC 04 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir

DEC 06 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent

DEC 07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge

DEC 08 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah

DEC 09 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar

DEC 11 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall

DEC 12 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown

DEC 14 – Lexington, KY @ The Burl

DEC 15 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom

DEC 16 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

JAN 15, 2023 – Victoria, BC @ The Royal Theatre

JAN 28, 2023 – Ottawa, ON @ NAC Southam Hall

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