Published Feb 22, 2012Next month, audiences across Canada will get a taste of some folk-tinged pop rock from the West Coast when Vancouver peers Portage & Main and Redbird link up for a tour.
The outing launches with a hometown show on March 9 at the Media Club. After that, the bands will head across to the Prairies to Ontario and Quebec. They'll go as far east as Montreal before heading back west. The Facebook page promoting the trip also promises "more dates TBA."
In addition to the collaborative gigs, each band will play a separate show during Canadian Music Week in Toronto. Redbird will swing by the Freetimes Cafe on March 21, while Portage & Main will hit up the Rivoli on March 23 for a Music BC showcase with Current Swell, Acres of Lions, the British Columbians and more.
In addition to booking dates, Redbird will release their single "The Tower" for free through Bandcamp on February 27. Until then, see the show schedule below and hear Redbird's prior EP, We're All Friends and Lovers Until It Falls Apart, at the bottom of the page.
3/9 Vancouver BC - The Media Club
3/10 Kelowna, BC - Fernandos
3/11 Calgary, AB - The Ironwood
3/12 Regina, SK - Creative City Centre *
3/13 Brandon, MB - TBA
3/15 Thunder Bay, ON - The Apollo
3/16 Sault Ste Marie, ON - Loplops
3/17 Ottawa, ON - Avant-Garde Bar
3/18 Montreal, QC - Le Cagibi ~
3/20 Kingston, ON - TBA
3/27 Winnipeg MB - Park Theatre ^
3/29 Edmonton AB - Wunderbar %
3/30 Calgary AB - Palamino
* with Julia and Her Piano
~ with the Wind Up Radio Sessions
^ with Jody Glenham
% with Zerbin