Published Jul 10, 2009Ah, summer... new albums and long, sweaty tours. That's the life of Toronto folk rockers the Wooden Sky these days, as they begin a cross-Canada tour to promote their new release, If I Don't Come Home You'll Know I'm Gone.
With the tour starting July 19 and the album coming out August 25 (on Black Box Music/Fontana North), this really could be the summer of the Sky. If not, hey, the Wilco-sounding, country-tinged folk band will get to see some of Canada's most unconventional and interesting tour stops, including Banff, AB, Whistler, BC, and Lavaltrie, QC.
The string of Canadian dates in larger cities and smaller towns is being aptly billed as the "Bedrooms and Backstreets Tour," and features shows at proper venues, but also some backyards and houses. And seriously, when was the last time you heard of a Toronto indie folk band playing in Nanaimo, BC? How about Levi's Backyard in Saskatoon, or Mike's Apartment in Peterborough? And, more importantly, who are Levi and Mike?
Hey, maybe they'll even make an impromptu stop at Exclaim! TV star/writer Sam Sutherland's living room again.
If I Don't Come Home You'll Know I'm Gone tracklisting:
1. "Oh My God"
2. "(Bit Part)"
4. "My Old Ghosts"
5. "Call If You Need Me"
6. "When We Were Young"
7. "An Evening Hymn"
8. "Something Hiding For Us In The Night"
10. "The Late King Henry"
11. "Lock And Key"
12. "Fairweather Friends"
13. "River Song"
7/19 Guelph, ON - Spencer's Backyard
7/21 Waterloo, ON - The Grist Mill
7/23 Toronto, ON - Rooftop Affair
7/24 London, ON - Patterson's Backyard
7/26 Windsor, ON - Phog Lounge Outdoor
7/29 Saskatoon, SK - Levi's Backyard
7/30 Calgary, AB - 510 Patio
8/2 Nanaimo, BC - The Waterfront Gazebo
8/3 Victoria, BC - TBA
8/4 Whistler, BC - Blackcomb Gondola
8/5 Vancouver, BC - John Rodgers Park
8/6 Banff, AB- Bands In Canoes
8/7 Banff, AB - The Banff Centre
8/8 Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Folk Fest
8/9 Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Folk Fest
8/10 Regina, SK - Carl's House
8/12 Winnipeg, MB - Ragpickers
8/13 Thunder Bay, ON - Black Pirates Pub
8/14 Sault Ste. Marie, ON - Arcadia Café
8/15 Sudbury, ON - Birthday Cakes Backyard
8/17 Ottawa,ON - Canteen
8/19 Quebec City, QC - Karl's Backyard
8/20 Lavaltrie, QC - La Chasse Gallerie
8/21 Montreal, QC - TBA
8/22 Peterborough, ON - Mike's Apartment
8/23 Ajax, ON -" Woodlawn