Hollerado Open Up About Guitarist's Battle with Cancer on "Don't Shake"
The band have also mapped out a bunch of Canadian tour dates
Published Mar 24, 2017Hollerado made their political stance blatantly clear on "Grief Money," but for the latest tune off their upcoming LP Born Yesterday, they're getting a bit more personal.
The track was written by the band's Nixon Boyd in the wake of a serious health scare.
"When we were writing this album, our guitar player Nixon was diagnosed with testicular cancer," the band explain in a statement. "He wrote this song as his way of asking the people in his life to help him believe everything would turn out all right, even if it meant pretending."
The whole band's fighting "fuck cancer" spirit can be heard on the song, an ode to the strength it takes to stay steady and offer support to loved ones in their times of need.
Scroll past Hollerado's upcoming tour dates to give "Don't Shake" a spin down below.
Born Yesterday is due out April 14 via Royal Mountain Records.
04/19 Toronto, ON - The Phoenix (The INDIES)
04/21 Orillia, ON - The Geneva (Roots North Music Festival)
05/10 Kingston, ON - The Ale House
05/11 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
05/12 Ottawa, ON - Zaphod Beeblebrox
05/25 Waterloo, ON - Starlight
05/26 St. Catharines, ON - Warehouse
05/27 Hamilton, ON - Mills Hardware
05/29 Sudbury, ON - Townhouse
05/30 Sault Ste Marie, ON - Loplop Lounge and Gallery
05/31 Thunder Bay, ON - Crocks
06/01 Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre
06/02 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos
06/03 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
06/04 Red Deer, AB - Bo's Bar
06/07 Kelowna, BC - Habitat
06/08 Nanaimo, BC - The Queens
06/09 Victoria, BC - Sugar
06/10 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
06/12 Whistler, BC - Garibaldi Lift Company
06/13 Kamloops, BC - The Blue Grotto
06/14 Rossland, BC - The Flying Steamshovel
06/15 Calgary, AB - The Marquee
06/17 Regina, SK - Exchange