Published Sep 12, 2008The rough and tumble rockers of Vancouvers the Mohawk Lodge have finalized the details of their upcoming cross-Canada tour, which may be their last. Or at least the last with the current line-up. While talking to the Georgia Straight, front-man Ryder Havdale revealed yesterday (September 11) that he will be leaving his BC brethren behind and making the move out east to Toronto.
"Im just looking for a change, really, Havdale told the Straight. "I love my band out here but they cant really tour much. Ill put together another line-up when I get to Toronto. I have some friends out there who want to play.
Havdale went on to say that he believes moving to the Big Smoke can help his band and label, White Whale Records, attract more attention in the citys more prospering music scene. "The Canadian music scene largely ignores Vancouver, unless youre on an American label, he said. (Were guessing that here hes referring to Jagjaguwar.)
The Mohawk Lodges tour begins next Friday (September 19) in Vancouver and heads across the country for string of dates before ending things in Havdales new home of Toronto.
Here are the dates:
9/19 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
9/20 Kelowna, BC - The Habitat
9/21 Calgary, AB - Broken City
9/22 Edmonton, BC - Black Dog
9/23 Saint Albert, AB - GFCBs
9/24 Saskatoon, SK - The Roxy
9/25 Regina, SK - OHanlons
9/26 Winnipeg, MB - Lo Pub
9/27 Thunder Bay, ON - The Apollo
9/28 Sault Ste. Marie, ON - Lop Lops
9/29 Sudbury, ON - The Townehouse
10/1 Peterborough, ON - The Montreal House
10/2 Montreal, QC - Pop Montreal - White Whale Showcase
10/4 London, ON - The Cellar
10/7 Guelph, ON - Albion
10/8 Windsor, ON - Phog
10/9 Oshawa, ON - Chicagos
10/10 Waterloo, ON - 130 King St. N.
10/11 Toronto, ON - Smiling Buddha
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