Published Jun 12, 2008Though they hate each other in virtually every other arena, sometimes it takes a little indie rock to cool the Toronto/Vancouver rivalry. With the release of their new record Kensington Heights fresh from the Arts and Crafts label, Torontos Constantines have announced plans for a North American tour with Vancouver burnouts Ladyhawk, whose Shots LP was released by Jagjaguwar in the spring.
Launching June 18 at Winnipegs Pyramid Cabaret, the tour will lead them through Calgarys grunge-heavy Virgin Festival to a final show in Denver, Colorado. Following the tour, Constantines will be performing with the Sex Pistols at Dublins Electric Picnic in late August, and at Torontos Virgin Festival in early September.
Also, dont forget to bro down to some Ladyhawk jams at NXNE this weekend. They will be playing at Yonge-Dundas Square on Friday, June 13 at 6:00 p.m. and at the Horseshoe Tavern on Saturday, June 14 at 2:00 a.m.
Constantines / Ladyhawk Tour Dates:
6/18 Winnipeg MB, Pyramid Cabaret
6/19 Regina SK, The Exchange
6/20 Saskatoon, SK, Louis Pub
6/21 Edmonton AB, The Starlite Room
6/22 Calgary AB, Virgin Festival*
6/24 Kelowna BC, East Kelowna Hall
6/26 Vancouver BC, Richard's on Richards
6/27 Victoria BC, Sugar Nightclub
6/28 Tofino BC, The Legion
6/29 Seattle WA, Neumos
6/30 Portland OR, Doug Fir Lounge
7/2 San Francisco CA, Slim's
7/3 Los Angeles CA, Troubadour
7/4 San Diego CA, Casbah
7/5 Las Vega NV, The Beauty Bar
7/6 Salt Lake City UT, Urban Lounge
7/8 Denver CO, Hi-Dive
* with Stone Temple Pilots, The Tragically Hip, The Flaming Lips, Matthew Good, City and Colour, and more
The Constantines "Hard Feelings
Ladyhawk "I Dont Always Know What Youre Saying (Live in Brooklyn)