Published Jun 01, 2011In early 2011, Victoria, BC-based garage rockers Slam Dunk released their album The Shivers as a free download on Bandcamp. Now, the album is finally getting an official physical release as the band embark upon a lengthy North American tour.
The epic jaunt will have the group on the road for almost two months. In June, they will be heading across Canada, starting off on the West Coast and going as far east as Montreal. In July, they will play a number of shows on the U.S. West Coast.
The outing includes dates at the Canadian festivals Music Waste (Vancouver), NXNE (Toronto) and Sled Island (Calgary).
The band will be selling vinyl copies of The Shivers, although they won't be ready quite in time for the beginning of the tour. In a statement to Exclaim!, singer/guitarist Jordan Minkoff explained that they will pick them up at some point while in the Prairies.
See the schedule below and stream the album at the bottom of the page.
6/4 Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl (Music Waste)
6/6 Kelowna, BC - Blue Gator *
6/8 Calgary, AB - Broken City ^
6/9 Edmonton, AB - Wunderbar ^
6/10 Saskatoon, SK - TBA
6/11 Winnipeg, MB - Death Trap
6/13 Thunder Bay, ON - The Apollo
6/15 Kingston, ON - TBA
6/16 Montreal, QC - Cagibi
6/17 Toronto, ON - The Hideout (NXNE)
6/18 Toronto, ON - The Garage ~
6/19 Sudbury, ON - Millards Garage
6/21 Winnipeg, MB - The Lo Pub
6/24 Calgary, AB - Cantos (Sled Island)
6/25 Calgary, AB - Tubby Dogs (Sled Island)
6/29 Vancouver, BC - The Waldorf #
7/2 Victoria, BC - Norway House #
7/3 Olympia, WA - The Northern #
7/4 Tacoma, WA - TBA #
7/5 Seattle, WA - TBA #
7/6 Portland, OR - The Know #&
7/7 Salem, OR - TBA
7/9 Santa Cruz, CA - TBA
7/13 Santa Barbara, CA - TBA
7/15 San Diego, CA - Che Cafe
7/16 Phoenix, AZ -Trunk Space
7/17 Las Vegas, NV - Double Down Saloon
7/21 San Francisco, CA - The Knockout %
7/22 Bellvue, WA - Ground Zero
7/23 Vancouver, BC - Zulu Records Street Party
* with Kingdom Cloud
^ with Service:Fair
~ with Lullaby Arkestra, Digits
# with Pat Jordache
& with Little Lord Fauntleroy
% with Burnt Ones