White Whale Celebrates Five Years With Tour

White Whale Celebrates Five Years With Tour
What better way to celebrate five years as a label then to take the majority of your roster out on tour? That's exactly what White Whale Records has planned for May and June, as it celebrates its fifth anniversary of record-making.

Beginning May 7, a good chunk of the label's bands will hit the road as a family, beginning in the label's new HQ of Toronto. From there they'll hit Montreal and Ottawa before taking a well deserved rest and picking up out west towards the end of June. In it for the long haul are the Mohawk Lodge and Octoberman, while Eamon McGrath, Poorfolk, Precious Fathers and Tusks will all hit up select dates.

In support of the tour, White Whale has put together a special collection sampler that features some of the label's earliest releases, such as Kids These Days and songs from up-and-coming albums by acts like Octoberman and Precious Fathers, all set to be released later this year. This collection will be available exclusively "off stage" on the tour. 

White Whale 5 Year Anniversary Collection tracklisting:

1. Precious Fathers "Swells" (Alluvial Fan -€“ OUT JUNE 16th '09)
2. Adam Franklin "Shine A Light" (Shine A Light seven-inch - OUT SUMMER '09 TBA)
3. Tusks "Mothers Vs. Sons" (Tusks)
4. Eamon McGrath "Holy Roller" (13 Songs of Whiskey and Light -€“ OUT APRIL 28th '09)
5. Octoberman "30 Reasons" (Fortresses -€“ OUT SUMMER '09 - TBA)
6. Poorfolk "Dead Pan Dance" (Our Burning Street)
7. Culture Reject "Fireflies Are Fading" (Culture Reject)
8. The Mohawk Lodge "Timber" (Wildfires)
9. Castle Project "Broken Glass" (Diaries of a Broken Heart)
10. Kids These Days "Aging Friends" (Snowcapped) (All These Interruptions)

White Whale 5 Year Anniversary Tour dates:

5/7 Toronto, ON - The Dakota *
5/8 Montreal, QC - Club Lambi *
5/9 Ottawa, ON - Babylon *$
6/25 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore #$
6/26 Kelowna, BC - Habitat #$
6/27 Calgary, AB - Sled Island @ Palomino #
6/28 Edmonton, AB - Hydeaway #

* Tusks, The Mohawk Lodge, Octoberman, Eamon McGrath, Poorfolk
*$ Tusks, The Mohawk Lodge, Octoberman, Poorfolk
#$ The Mohawk Lodge, Octoberman, Eamon McGrath, Precious Fathers
# The Mohawk Lodge, Octoberman, Eamon McGrath