With over 25 years worth of music to sift through, it may be hard to pick a favourite Sloan album. If, however, you're a massive fan of the Canadian pop rock project's 1996 LP, One Chord to Another, you're in for a treat. The band have just announced they're going to be playing the album in full on an upcoming 20th anniversary tour.
While a few dates had leaked earlier in the month, Sloan have now unveiled a proper tour route for their "One Chord to Another 20th Anniversary Tour." Speaking to Exclaim!, the band explained that the first leg of concerts kicks off in early April, with shows running from Ontario out to BC.
Sloan will play two sets a night, with a full-album performance of One Chord to Another preceding a more general set of "hits and fan favourites." The quartet had pulled off a similar feat in 2012 when they were touring behind an expanded box set release of their 1994 classic, Twice Removed.
Though details have yet to arrive in full, guitarist/vocalist Jay Ferguson also confirmed to Exclaim! that a box set release behind One Chord to Another is on the way. It's as yet unclear if the collection will be up for grabs for these spring dates.
You'll find the rundown on the first leg of anniversary dates down below, while dates across East Coast Canada and a fuller stretch in the U.S. are expected to be revealed later in the year.
One Chord to Another was written by Sloan in 1995 during a time at which many believed the band had been broken up. It followed their two-album stint with DGC Records and was released in Canada through the group's Murderecords in 1996. Since-shuttered indie imprint the Enclave handled the U.S. release in 1997.
Album stand-outs include the hard garage bop of "The Good in Everyone," horn-blaring pop piece "Everything You've Done Wrong," and Ferguson's knock-out gorgeous, Ringo Starr-saluting masterpiece, "The Lines You Amend."
04/05 Barrie, ON - Roxy Theatre
04/06 Sudbury, ON - Townehouse
04/07 Thunder Bay, ON - Crock's
04/08 St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
04/09 Winnipeg, MB - The Pyramid
04/10 Saskatoon, SK - Broadway Theatre
04/11 Lethbridge, AB - Average Joe's
04/13 Grande Prairie, AB - Better Than Fred's
04/14 Red Deer, AB - Bo's Bar and Grill -
04/15 Edmonton, AB - The Needle Vinyl Tavern
04/16 Calgary, AB - The Marquee
04/18 Nelson, BC - Spirit Bar
04/19 Penticton, BC - The Mule
04/20 Vancouver, BC - Imperial Theatre
04/21 Victoria, BC - Sugar
04/22 Nanaimo, BC - The Queens