Published Sep 23, 2009Sunderland, UK-based punk rockers Leatherface have always been renowned for a sonic amalgam that's best defined as a sick union of Motörhead's uncompromising rock'n'roll drive and Hüsker Dü's inherent sense of melody and independent spirit. Such a unique sound has carried the band through 20 years, eight albums, international acclaim and a tribute album boasting fans such as Hot Water Music, the Sainte Catherines and the Dukes of Hillsborough.
That's why it's so great to hear that the quartet will finally be hitting Canada proper in 2010. During their two decades together, they've never had an official gig in the Great White North.
At present, only the Toronto date has been confirmed for the upcoming Canadian tour. It will take place at the Wrong Bar on February 22, with support coming from Hogtown's randy punks Sinkin' Ships, Summer of '92 and Montreal-based Yesterday's Ring. But rest easy, more shows are certain to be added in the near future.
And why is all of this happening now? Well, the tour is being organized in order to promote the band's forthcoming album via No Idea Records. Again, details are few and far between but it will be their first full-length since 2004's Dog Disco.
Thanks to Punknews for the heads-up.