Hey Rosetta! Plot Gigantic Canada-Heavy Fall Tour

Hey Rosetta! Plot Gigantic Canada-Heavy Fall Tour
At the end of June, St. John's, NL sextet Hey Rosetta! told us in an interview that their new album, the follow-up to 2008's Into Your Lungs (And Around to Your Heart and on Through Your Blood) would be "bigger." Well, seems they're making everything bigger these days: the band have just announced a massive, three-month tour through North America, including a generous amount of Canadian stops.

The band will play a handful of shows in their home province in the next few weeks, and will play a series of shows on August 11 to 13 in Shanghai as part of Canada's pavilion at the World Expo in China. Hey Rosetta's North American tour will kick off in earnest in California a few days after that, on August 17 in Los Angeles.

An entirely Canadian portion of the tour will start in Vancouver on September 24 and will head east, ending in Montreal in mid-October.

Hey Rosetta!'s latest release was 2009's Red Song, a digital/seven-inch EP, but it shouldn't be too much longer before the group's as-yet-untitled third album sees the light of day. After all, when there's a tour like this, an album can't be far away.

Tour dates:

7/28 Woody Point NL - Woody Point Heritage Theatre
7/29 Woody Point NL - Woody Point Heritage Theatre
8/6 St. John's, NL - Bannerman Park (Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival)
8/9 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
8/11 Shanghai, China - Canada Pavilion (World Expo)
8/12 Shanghai, China - Canada Pavilion (World Expo)
8/13 Shanghai, China - Canada Pavilion (World Expo)
8/17 Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Cafe
8/20 Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones
8/21 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
8/22 Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Hotel
8/23 Scottsdale, AZ - Martini Ranch
8/24 Tucson, AZ - The Rock
8/26 Dallas, TX - The Loft
8/27 Austin, TX - Emo's
8/31 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
9/1 Nashville, TN - The Mercy Lounge
9/3 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
9/4 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
9/5 Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar
9/7 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
9/8 Cambridge, MA - Middle East
9/10 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
9/11 Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot
9/12 Columbus, OH - The Basement
9/13 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Club
9/14 Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
9/15 Minneapolis, MN - Seventh Street Entry
9/17 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
9/18 Salt Lake City, UT - Club Sound
9/20 Spokane, WA - The Empyrean
9/21 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
9/22 Portland, OR - Someday Lounge
9/24 Vancouver, BC - The Commodore
9/25 Victoria, BC - Rifflandia
9/27 Kelowna, BC - The Habitat
9/29 Calgary, AB - Republik
10/2 Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret
10/4 North Bay, ON - The Wall at Nippissing University
10/6 Hamilton, ON - The Studio at Hamilton Place
10/7 London, ON - Norma Jean's
10/10 Ottawa, ON - Capital Music Hall
10/15 Quebec City, QC - Dagobert
10/16 Montreal, QC - The Belmont