​B.A. Johnston Announces 'The Skid Is Hot Tonight' LP, Shares New Song Devoted to "Geddy Lee"

He's also headed out on a massive Canadian tour
​B.A. Johnston Announces 'The Skid Is Hot Tonight' LP, Shares New Song Devoted to 'Geddy Lee'
Hamilton legend B.A. Johnston has returned with the follow-up to 2017's Gremlins 3. A new record titled The Skid Is Hot Tonight will arrive on February 22 via Transistor66.
The album — B.A. Johnston's 12th full-length studio effort — was recorded in rural Nova Scotia and was produced by Mathias Kom of the Burning Hell. It features drums by Jon McKiel and guitar by Joel Tong.
According to a press release, the new record was made out of necessity. It reads:
After seeing her son's name in print in the Globe and Mail and reading about Hamilton being the new Brooklyn, B.A. Johnston's Mom has grossly misinterpreted her son's success and has raised the rent for his basement bachelor apartment (separate entrance) drastically.
As always, there are some crafty song titles, including "I Miss 90s Hash," "We're All Going to Jail (Except Pete, He's Gonna Die)," "Flinstones Vitamins and Jamesons," "Discounted Bacon" and "This Hangover Has Legs."
See the full 21-song tracklisting listed below.
You can also listen to the first single from the upcoming LP, "Geddy Lee." Naturally, it's about the Rush frontman and how B.A. Johnston sometimes just listens to Rush just to drive the lady in his life crazy.
Johnston will also support the new album with a huge Canadian tour and some U.K. dates, and you can see those dates listed below, as well.
The Skid Is Hot Tonight:
1. I Miss 90s Hash
2. Moving To A Ski Town
3. We're All Going To Jail (Except Pete, He's Gonna Die)
4. Geddy Lee
5. Your Car Is A Bin
6. Our Love Is Like The Cleveland Browns
7. Circle The Bowl
8. Canadian Beers
9. Flinstones Vitamins and Jamesons
10. Date Night
11. You Kissed Me At The Bus Station
12. Sister's Hash, Mom's Smokes, Dad's Whiskey
13. I Rock The Hawkins
14. My Gut
15. Discounted Bacon
16. This Hangover Has Legs
17. Jesus Take The Wheel
18. I Don't Use Self Service Machines
19. I Stare Into The Void
20. I Miss The Pig's Ear Tavern
21. Tired Love
Tour dates:
02/22 St Johns, NL - The Ship
02/23 St Johns, NL - The Ship
03/02 Guelph, ON - Jimmy Jazz
03/08 Peterborough, ON - Red Dog
03/09 Kingston, ON - Toucan
03/15 Brantford, ON - Train Cafe
03/16 Hamilton, ON - This Aint Hollywood
03/22 Bowmanville, ON - Manantler
03/23 Toronto, ON - Junction Music Hall
03/29 North Bay, ON - Raven
03/30 Sudbury, ON - Townehouse
04/06 Waterloo, ON - Jane Bond
04/12 Ottawa, ON - House of Targ
04/13 Montreal, QC - Grumpy's
04/18 Sault Ste Marie, ON - New American
04/19 Thunder Bay, ON - Sovereign Room
04/20 Winnipeg, MB - Times Changed
04/23 Lethbridge, AB - OWL
04/24 Calgary, AB - Ship
04/25 Edmonton, AB - Buckingham
04/26 Regina, SK - O Hanlon's
04/27 Saskatoon, SK - Black Cat Tavern
05/09 Hull, UK - Adelphi
05/11 Nottingham, UK - JT Soars
05/13 Leeds, UK - Oporto
05/14 London, UK - Finsbury
05/15 Newport, Wales - Le Pub
05/16 Brighton, UK - Hope and Ruin
05/17 Southhampton, UK - The Hobbit
05/18 Ramsgate, UK - Music Hall
06/14 Sydney, NS - The Upstairs
06/15 Halifax, NS - Gus' Pub
06/19 Saint John, NB - Callahan's
06/20 Sackville, NB - Thunder and Lightning
06/21 Moncton, NB - Tide and Boar
06/22 Fredericton, NB - The Capital