By Gregory AdamsFollowing a successful run of tour dates in 2011, reunited Toronto noise pop duo Death From Above 1979 have announced another batch of Canadian shows.
This morning (September 18), the tour announcement came via a blog post, where the band's Sebastien Grainger noted that today roughly marks the 11th anniversary of when bassist Jesse Keeler wrote three songs, recorded them to 8-track and asked his then Femme Fatale pal to start a new band. To celebrate that moment in history, they've now booked another tour.
This latest run of dates goes from late October to mid-November and will head out from Ontario towards the Maritimes. The trip kicks off in Hamilton on October 28 and wraps on November 11 in St. John's, and you can catch the entire schedule below.
While last year's reunion dates focused on the hits, it appears as if the group have whipped up some new tunes, with some probably getting premiered this fall. Whether or not these songs will make the grade for a new album depends on how they pan out in a live setting.
"So here we go. Jesse and I have been writing new songs and the only way we feel like we can make them any good is to go out and play them for people," Grainger wrote. "We're going to throw our little muscle bound babies to the lions and see who survives. We tried just jumping into the studio, but the songs lacked spirit. They lacked life. So this tour is song CPR."
UPDATE: PS I Love You will be opening the tour.
10/28 Hamilton, ON - Studio Theatre 10/29 Peterborough, ON - Venue 10/30 London, ON -London Music Hall 11/1 Kitchener, ON - Wax Nightclub 11/2 Laval, QC - Studio Theatre 11/3 Quebec City, QC - Union Commerciale 11/4 Ottawa, ON - Ritual 11/5 Kingston, ON - Alehouse 11/7 Fredericton, NB - The Market 11/8 Moncton, NB - Oxygen 11/9 Halifax, NS - Olympic Hall 11/11 St. John's, NL - Club One