It looks as if the members of Ohbijou are making sure recently released sophomore effort Beacons shines like its title. How, you ask? Well, by leaving their home base of Toronto, ON in October to embark on a Canada-wide fall tour.
With stopovers in nearly 20 cities from coast to coast, the seven-piece will touch down in such locales as Halifax, Montreal, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary and Vancouver. Oddly enough, it wasn't until front-woman Casey Mecija moved to Toronto to attend university that she considered playing her songs to a real audience.
"I was still very shy with music and didn't really want to invest that much time in it," Mecija told Exclaim! in our August cover story. "But as I went and saw more shows and saw what music existed in Toronto, I started to want to play it more."
And if the listing of fall tour dates in any indication, "play it more" they shall.
Here are the dates:
10/16 Peterborough, ON - The Montreal House *
10/17 Guelph, ON - Dublin Street United Church *
10/22 P.E.I. - Baba's Lounge *
10/23 Halifax, NS - St. Matthews United Church (Halifax Pop Explosion) *
10/24 Fredericton, NB - Charlotte Street Arts Centre *
11/5 Montreal, QC - Divan
11/6 Kingston, ON - Grad Club
11/7 Ottawa, ON - Babylon
11/10 Sudbury, ON - TBA
11/11 Sault Ste. Marie, ON - TBA
11/12 Thunder Bay, ON - TBA
11/13 Winnipeg, MB - TBA
11/14 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos
11/15 Regina, SK - TBA
11/18 Calgary, AB - Marquee
11/19 Edmonton, AB - Pawnshop
11/20 Kelowna, BC - Habitat
11/21 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore
* with Acorn