Sloan Announce North American Tour Behind 'Commonwealth'

Sloan Announce North American Tour Behind 'Commonwealth'
After issuing a few preview songs behind the upcoming four-way album Commonwealth, Sloan have announced a series of North American shows at which they'll no doubt play those tracks and more.

The band confirmed their fall schedule today (August 25), revealing that the trip kicks off out at Sudbury's Townehouse venue on October 7. They'll make their way westward from there, crossing over to various venues between Ontario and BC before heading down along the U.S. West Coast.

Sloan reported on Twitter that this is just the "1st round of dates" behind Commonweath, and you can see the specifics behind the inaugural batch of concert stops down below. Let's point out how perfect it is that they'll be hitting Calgary's Commonwealth Bar.

As previously reported, Commonwealth arrives September 9 through Yep Roc. The double LP splits up songwriting duties between four sides. Using a playing card motif, which casts each Sloan member as a different king, Jay Ferguson's side is called Diamond, Chris Murphy's is Heart, Patrick Pentland's is Shamrock, and Andrew Scott's is Spade.

Today, the quartet premiered yet another single, the Pentland-penned "13 (Under a Bad Sign)." You'll find the fuzz-flying, hard-luck number down below, courtesy of USA Today.

UPDATE: The band have added some new Canadian dates in November. You can see those below.

Tour dates:

09/09 Toronto, ON - Yonge/Dundas HMV (6 p.m.)
10/07 Sudbury, ON - Townehouse
10/08 Thunder Bay, ON - The Outpost
10/10 St Paul, MN - Turf Club
10/11 Winnipeg, MB - The Pyramid
10/12 Regina, SK - The Lazy Owl
10/14 Saskatoon, SK - O'Briens Event Centre
10/15 Calgary, AB – The Commonwealth Bar
10/16 Edmonton, AB – Dinwoodie Lounge
10/17 Nelson, BC – Spirit Bar
10/18 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
10/19 Portland, OR – Star Theatre
10/20 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
10/22 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
10/23 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theatre
11/19 London, ON - London Music Hall
11/20 Waterloo, ON - Starlite
11/21 Sarnia, ON - Relic
11/22 Hamilton, ON - Dundas Valley Montessori
11/27 Montreal, QC - Sala Rossa
11/28 Ottawa, ON - Mavericks