Soft focus Montreal pop outfit TOPS charmed us with their 2012 debut Tender Opposites, and while that album is now almost two years old, they will continue to promote it, and hopefully show off some new material, with a North American tour this March.
The outing centres on SXSW, and although TOPS' schedule at the Texas festival hasn't been confirmed yet, they've announced a slew of additional dates. After heading down south in the first half of March, they will make their way to their northeast part of the continent later in the month, making Canadian stops in Toronto on March 22 and Montreal on March 28.
The entire trip will be with esoteric Edmonton pop songwriter Calvin Love. See the schedule below.
03/06 Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theatre *
03/08 El Paso, TX - Black Market
03/11 McAllen, TX - Galax Z Fair
03/18 Lawrence, KS - Replay Lounge *
03/20 Chicago, IL - Shubas Tavern *
03/21 Detroit, MI - PJ's Lager House *
03/22 Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dees *
03/24 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right *
03/25 Washington, DC - DC9 *
03/26 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie *
03/27 Burlington, VT - Signal Kitchen *
03/28 Montreal, QC - Drones Club *
* with Calvin Love