Walrus Banned by Avis Car Rental Ahead of Fall Tour Dates
Published Sep 07, 2017Canadian rockers Walrus are about to embark on a string of fall tour dates, but they certainly won't be travelling town to town in an Avis van this time around.
Previously, the band borrowed a van from Avis Car Rental, putting the company's "unlimited kilometres" offer to the test. Turns out they pushed the limits of unlimited and were sent a notice to take their business elsewhere.
The group's last trek through the States found them dealing with a smashed in window, so when the car rental service called to tell them that they couldn't take out the van they had booked for the following day, they figured it must have been related to the broken glass.
"I assumed this was from the window being smashed out, but instead they told me I was on the list for 'high mileage risk' and that I'm never to rent a vehicle from Avis again," the band's Justin Murphy tells Exclaim! "Apparently 18,000 km in 20 days is too many or something. I fell for the deceptive 'unlimited kilometres' trick."
As for where Walrus will be taking their business in the future? "Fuck Avis," they said. "Discount forever."
Looks like Discount will be getting a bump in business over the next few weeks, as the band hit the road through Canada and the U.S. See the full list of upcoming shows listed below.
Walrus' latest LP Family Hangover arrived earlier this year.
09/07 St. Catharines, ON - L3 Nightclub
09/08 Sarnia, ON - Station Music Hall
09/11 Toronto, ON - Music Cafe
09/12 Peterborough, ON - The Spill
09/13 Hamilton, ON - Casbah
09/14 Waterloo, ON - Jane Bond
09/15 Oshawa, ON - The Music Hall
09/16 Toronto, ON - Tiny Rec Room (Nite Owl Festival)
09/17 Montreal, QC - Divan Orange (Pop Montreal)
09/30 Portland, ME - Outdoor Festival
10/01 Hadley, MA - Tubecats
10/03 Philadelphia, PA - Slime Time Live
10/04 Pittsburgh, PA - TBA
10/05 Columbus, OH - Cafe Bourbon Street
10/06 Evansville, IN - PG Cafe
10/07 St. Louis, MO - The Sinkhole
10/08 Carbondale, IL - Lost Cross
10/09 Memphis, TN - Hi Tone Cafe
10/10 Houston, TX - Super Fun Happy Land
10/11 Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas
10/12 New Orleans, LA - TBA
10/13 Savannah, GA - TBA
10/14 Nashville, TN - Cobra Venue
10/15 Asheville, NC - Brucemont
10/16 Salisbury, MD - Work
10/17 Washington, DC - Dew Drop Inn
10/18 New York, NY - Alphaville
11/04 Truro, NS - Nova Scotia Music Week
11/09 Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle
11/10 London, ON - Call The Office
11/11 Trois-Riveres, QC - Le Zenob
11/12 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC - Le Zaricot
11/13 Peterborough, ON - The Spill
11/15 Ottawa, ON - Live at Elgin
11/16 Kingston, ON - Clark Hall Pub
11/23 Moncton, NB - The Caveau
11/24 Halifax, NS - Marquee
11/25 Fredericton, NB - The Capital
11/30 Sackville, NB - Thunder & Lightning
12/01 Saint John, NB - Pepper's
12/02 Charlottetown, PEI - Baba's