Published May 03, 2011Sonny and the Sunsets earned Exclaim!'s Mark of Excellence with their recent Hit After Hit, which we said was "stacked with should-be-hits-in-a-past-decade aplenty." This summer, the San Francisco, CA pop peddlers will now be taking their album on a North American tour with a handful of Canadian stops.
The outing will begin in June in the western half of the continent. This run of shows includes an appearance at Sled Island in Calgary, plus Canadian gigs in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Along the way, the band will also make several U.S. stops. See the schedule below.
To help promote the album and tour, Sonny Smith and co. just rolled out a video for LP track "Reflections on Youth." It's a trippy and nostalgic video, showing vintage home movie footage combined with psychedelic performance clips from the present. Eventually, the musicians are replaced by their childhood counterparts. Watch it below courtesy of Pitchfork.
The band also have a slew of European tour dates coming up this month. See the schedule over at their official website
6/4 Sonoma, CA - Huichica Festival
6/22-25 Calgary, AB - Sled Island Festival
6/27 Vancouver, BC - Waldorf Cabaret *
6/28 Seattle, WA - The Funhouse !
7/1 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall !
7/7 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar $
7/8 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo $
7/22 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle !
7/23 Pontiac, MI - Pike Room !
7/24 Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dee's !
7/26 Montreal, QC - Divan Orange !
7/27 Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar !
7/28 Washington, DC - DC9 !
7/29 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge !
7/30 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands !
8/5-7 Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
* with Hunx and his Punx, Shannon and the Clams
$ with Wounded Lion
! with the Sandwitches