Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Sadies join Neil Young on the road

The Sadies are pleased to announce that they will be touring Canada in November as support to Neil Young & Crazy Horse (see dates below). They'll be sharing the bill with Los Lobos from Vancouver to Toronto and Patti Smith in Ottawa and Montreal which hopefully means that Patti will be doing a Hogtown show of her own. The Juno-winning Toronto twang troop will be returning to the studio with producer Gary Louris in the fall to begin recording the follow-up to 2010's critically acclaimed Darker Circles album which was short-listed for a Polaris Music Prize. That might not seem like much but considering the prevailing indie-rock slant of the Polaris jury pool, a recording by the Sadies getting short-listed is a huge freaking achievement. 

In 2010, the band saw their one-off Neil Young collabo on "This Wheel's On Fire" dispatched to obscurity on the Band tribute disc A Canadian Celebration of the Band (Sony) which became an instant cut-out bin classic largely due to the baffling list of contributors that included Raine Maida, Hawksley Workman, Great Big Sea, The Trews, Chantal Creviazuk, Ian Thornley and others who similarly had no business messing with songs by The Band.  More recently, The Sadies received further accolades for their inspired  studio throwdown with Andre Williams on the Jon Spencer-produced Night & Day (Yep Roc/Outside) album. 

Consisting of brothers Dallas and Travis Good, drummer Mike Belitsky and upright bassist Sean Dean, The Sadies’ reputation as “musician’s musicians” and “a real working band” has been earned in roadhouses and bucket-of-blood bars as well as theaters and festivals all over the world where, for the last 14 years, they have astonished audiences with their earthy arsenal of traditional roots music, country, spaghetti western excursions, surf, garage rock, psychedelia, and the slippery beast known as alt rock, all with uncanny precision and passion.

 Neil Young & Crazy Horse November Tour Dates

November 11th - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena with Los Lobos & The Sadies  
November 13thCalgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome with Los Lobos & The Sadies

November 14th - Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre with Los Lobos & The Sadies
November 16th - Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre with Los Lobos & The Sadies
November 19th - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre with Los Lobos & The Sadies
November 23rd - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre with Patti Smith and Her Band & The Sadies

November 24th - Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place with Patti Smith and Her Band & The Sadies

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