Death From Above 1979 Announce Canadian Tour, Set to Work on New Material
Published Sep 18, 2012Following a successful run of tour dates in 2011, reunited Toronto noise pop duo Death From Above 1979 have announced another batch of Canadian shows.
This morning (September 18), the tour announcement came via a blog post, where the band's Sebastien Grainger noted that today roughly marks the 11th anniversary of when bassist Jesse Keeler wrote three songs, recorded them to 8-track and asked his then Femme Fatale pal to start a new band. To celebrate that moment in history, they've now booked another tour.
This latest run of dates goes from late October to mid-November and will head out from Ontario towards the Maritimes. The trip kicks off in Hamilton on October 28 and wraps on November 11 in St. John's, and you can catch the entire schedule below.
While last year's reunion dates focused on the hits, it appears as if the group have whipped up some new tunes, with some probably getting premiered this fall. Whether or not these songs will make the grade for a new album depends on how they pan out in a live setting.
"So here we go. Jesse and I have been writing new songs and the only way we feel like we can make them any good is to go out and play them for people," Grainger wrote. "We're going to throw our little muscle bound babies to the lions and see who survives. We tried just jumping into the studio, but the songs lacked spirit. They lacked life. So this tour is song CPR."
UPDATE: PS I Love You will be opening the tour.
10/28 Hamilton, ON - Studio Theatre
10/29 Peterborough, ON - Venue
10/30 London, ON -London Music Hall
11/1 Kitchener, ON - Wax Nightclub
11/2 Laval, QC - Studio Theatre
11/3 Quebec City, QC - Union Commerciale
11/4 Ottawa, ON - Ritual
11/5 Kingston, ON - Alehouse
11/7 Fredericton, NB - The Market
11/8 Moncton, NB - Oxygen
11/9 Halifax, NS - Olympic Hall
11/11 St. John's, NL - Club One