The Courtneys recently inked a deal with legendary New Zealand label Flying Nun to deliver their aptly titled sophomore LP The Courtneys II next month. The Vancouver trio have already teased the album with "Silver Velvet," and today (January 12) another cut called "Tour" has arrived. Fittingly, it comes with the news that the band will be hitting the road.
The North American jaunt begins in their hometown on March 14 and will make Canadian stops in Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Toronto, before circling back to Vancouver for another show on April 11. They'll wrap up the full string of gigs in Los Angeles on April 15.
As for the new tune, it brings together pounding drums, plucky bass, fuzzed-out guitar and sugary sweet vocals, providing another promising preview of what to expect from the follow-up to the band's 2013 self-titled debut.
The Courtneys II lands on home soil on February 17. Check out their upcoming tour dates and listen to "Tour" below via NPR.
03/14 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore
03/16 Calgary, AB – Broken City
03/18 Saskatoon, SK – Amigos Cantina
03/19 Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will
03/20 Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
03/21 Madison, WI - The Frequency
03/22 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
03/23 Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
03/24 Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern
03/25 Lakewood, OH - Mahall's
03/26 Toronto, ON - The Garrison
03/28 Boston, MA - Great Scott
03/29 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's Alright
03/31 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
04/01 Washington DC - DC9
04/06 Denver, CO - Lost Lake Lounge
04/07 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
04/08 Boise, ID - Neurolux
04/10 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
04/11 Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt
04/12 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile (Back Bar)
04/14 San Francisco, CA – TBA
04/15 Los Angeles, CA - TBA