Published Nov 11, 2009While your parents probably only know them for their ubiquitous whistling song, "Young Folks," Swedish indie rock poppers Peter, Bjorn and John are approaching their tenth anniversary as a band, with their first-ever practice taking place on November 21, 1999. To celebrate, they've decided a North American tour is in order.
The tour kicks off in Toronto, ON tonight (November 11), for a Remembrance Day show at the Phoenix Theatre. From there, they'll head through the U.S., ending the run of shows in L.A. on their official anniversary.
According to a press release from the band, the tour will feature the following:
* In every city there will be one or several secret special surprise guests! (Dancers, singers, rappers, folkrock artists, jazz musicians, celebrities, stand-up comedians, magicians...)
* Every night the band will play some rare old/brand new or never-before-heard songs.
* The amazing and award-winning light master "Ed Warren" is putting together a special "Birthday Light Show" just for this tour.
* Our favourite singer, El Perro Del Mar, and her Swedish "All Star Trio" will open up each night playing music from her brand new record.
* There will be whistling contests in every or some cities. The winners will get to be onstage performing "Young Folks" with PB&J!
* Peter Bjorn and John will be giving out free tickets to the shows through their Twitter page.
* Special Peter Bjorn and John merch items will be given away for free after the shows. and....
* This will also be the last tour PB&J will make before going into the studio, so if you can't wait until 2011 you should go and sing Happy Birthday.
11/11 Toronto - Phoenix Theatre *
11/12 Chicago, Illinois - Metro *
11/13 St. Louis, Missouri - Gargoyle Club *
11/14 Dallas, Texas - House of Blues *
11/15 Austin, Texas - La Zona Rosa *
11/17 Tucson, Arizona - Rialto Theater *
11/18 San Diego, California - House of Blues *
11/19 San Francisco, California - Great American Music Hall *
11/20 San Francisco, California - Great American Music Hall *
11/21 Los Angeles, California - Club Nokia *
* with El Perro Del Mar