Edmonton's Slates Head Out on Canadian Tour

> May 25 2012

Edmonton's Slates Head Out on Canadian Tour
By Josiah HughesFor nearly four years, Edmonton quartet Slates have performed a unique style of punk that touches on Springsteen-esque anthems with a hint of emotive post-hardcore and the Replacements. It's a strange concoction, but as evidenced on their 2011 album Prairie Fires, it works. Now, the hard-working group have announced plans to take that unique style on a cross-Canada tour.

Before you blow a gasket saying that it's not actually a cross-Canada tour if they don't go from ocean to ocean, let us clarify. No, they're not heading west from Alberta, but they are hitting up shows in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and New Brunswick. That's pretty damn "cross-Canada" if you ask us.

Check out the full tour schedule below, along with a full album stream of Prairie Fires, which can be purchased through Handsome Dan Records.

Tour dates

6/21 Calgary, AB - Sled Island Festival
6/30 Edmonton, AB - New City
7/6 Regina, SK - The Fainting Goat
7/7 Winnipeg, MB - The Lo Pub
7/8 Thunder Bay, ON - The Outlet
7/10 Timmins, ON - The Victory Tavern
7/11 Sudbury, ON - Millard's Garage
7/12 North Bay, ON - Bull and Quench Pub
7/13 Thetford Mines, QC - Sergent Peppers Pub
7/14 Montreal, QC - L'Esco
7/15 Rimouski, QC - L'Apres-Match
7/16 Halifax, NS - Gus' Pub
7/18 St. John's, NL - Distortion
7/19 Cornerbrook, NL - White Horse Lounge
7/20 Dartmouth, NS - Jacob's
7/21 Saint John, NB - Pepper's Pub
7/22 Moncton, NB - Plan B
7/23 Quebec City, QC - L'Agitee
7/24 Ottawa, ON - TBA
7/25 Hamilton, ON - This Ain't Hollywood
7/26 Waterloo, ON - Princess Cafe
7/27 Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dee's
7/28 London, ON - The Nite Owl
7/29 Barrie, ON - The Space
7/30 Sudbury, ON - TBA
7/31 Sault Ste Marie - TBA
8/1 Thunder Bay, ON - 251 Francis
8/2 Brandon, MB - TBA
8/3 Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's

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the show lsting for 7/8 is at the outpost not the outlet there is no bar called the outlet in thunder bay
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there is an art space downtown port arthur thunder bay which is called the outlet. fuck the outpost.
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