Chad VanGaalen Extends North American Tour, Shares "Monster" Single

Chad VanGaalen Extends North American Tour, Shares "Monster" Single
Chad VanGaalen is nearly ready to reveal his Shrink Dust, so fittingly the Calgarian tunsemith has added another batch of tour dates in support of his latest song cycle.

VanGaalen has extended his previously revealed tour schedule, with a number of Canadian cities now a part of the itinerary. We had learned about VanGaalen's upcoming appearance at the CBCMusic.ca Festival yesterday (March 31), but he will also be hitting up Toronto, Hamilton, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Regina, with openers Cousins tagging along for a few of those shows.

You'll find all the updated tour info down below.

In addition to the tour, a gorgeous new Shrink Dust preview track called "Monster" has been let loose.

Atop a shaky acoustic strum and disorienting keyboard wobbles, we get VanGaalen confusedly trying to explain in his inimitable waiver about how he's grown talons and quills, with the his skin morphing into a scaly, yellowish-brown. As the track gets into a fuller, psychedelic sound, he comes to grips with what he's become: a monster.

You'll find the creature's confession down below.

As previously reported, VanGaalen's Shrink Dust drops April 29 in Canada through Flemish Eye and via Sub Pop in the U.S.

Tour dates:

05/13 Montreal, QC - Cabaret Mile-End *

05/14 Boston, MA - TT The Bears Place *

05/15 Brooklyn, NY - Bell House *

05/16 Philadelphia, PA - Milkboy *

05/17 Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel *

05/18 Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox *

05/19 Cincinnati, OH - MOTR Pub *

05/20 Columbus, OH - The Basement *

05/21 Indianapolis, IN - Do 317 Lounge *

05/22 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle *

05/23 Pontiac, MI - Pike Room *
05/24 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace*

05/25 Hamilton, ON - The Casbah*

06/04 Edmonton, AB - The Starlight
06/05 Regina, SK - The Exchange

06/06 Winnipeg, MB - The Park

06/07 Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's


06/14 Vancouver, BC - CBC Music Festival

06/15 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios*

06/17 San Francisco, CA - Brick & Mortar Music Hall*

06/18 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo*

06/19 Oakland, CA - LEO'S*

06/20 Eugene, OR - Sam Bond's Garage*

06/21 Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern

06/22 Spokane, WA - The Bartlett*

08/31 North Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival

09/01 London, UK - Oslo


* with Cousins

Read our questionnaire with Chad VanGaalen from Exclaim!'s May 2014 issue here.