By Alex HudsonCanadian indie music fans, mark your calendars. This spring, three of the country's finest pop rock outfits will be hitting the road together, as Tokyo Police Club (pictured), Said the Whale and Dinosaur Bones have announced they will be joining forces for a national tour.
The outing will last for almost three weeks, starting April 9 in Sudbury, ON. From there, the groups will head west, all the way to Vancouver Island, before backtracking to Nelson, BC, where the tour will wrap up on April 26. The three bands will be playing a total of nine shows together.
By then, it's possible that Tokyo Police Club and Said the Whale will be celebrating Juno Award victories, as both bands picked up nominations yesterday (February 1).
Before the joint tour starts, all three groups have shows of their own. Tokyo Police Club will also be playing a number of dates with Hollerado. You can also check out Dinosaur Bones' complete schedule here and Said the Whale's schedule here.
Tokyo Police Club tour dates:
2/2 Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa 2/3 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live 2/5 Nashville, TN - Exit/In 2/7 Columbia, MO - The Blue Note 2/8 St. Louis, MO - Firebird 2/9 Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall 2/10 Covington, KY - The Mad Hatter 2/11 Bowling Green, OH - Howard's Club H 3/1 Toronto, ON - The Mod Club (XM/Verge Music Awards) ~ 3/30 Kingston, ON - The Ale House * 3/31 Hamilton, ON - Studio Theatre, Hamilton Place * 4/1 Guelph, ON - Peter Clark Hall *# 4/2 London, ON - London Music Hall * 4/3 Barrie, ON - The Mansion Night Club * 4/7 Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle *# 4/8 Ottawa, ON - Live Lounge Mainstage (Capital Music Hall) ^ 4/9 Sudbury, ON - Townehouse Tavern ^# 4/12 Thunder Bay, ON - Crocs ^# 4/13 Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid ^# 4/15 Saskatoon, SK - Louis Pub ^# 4/17 Calgary, AB - Republik ^# 4/18 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room ^# 4/23 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom ^# 4/24 Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub ^# 4/26 Nelson, BC - Spiritbar at the Hume Hotel ^# 7/9 Toronto, ON - Edgefest
* with Hollerado # with Dinosaur Bones ^ with Said the Whale ~ with Gord Downie and the Country of Miracles, the Acorn