Fresh off an extensive U.S. tour, THE SHEEPDOGS are announcing a Canadian tour in support of their new album FUTURE NOSTALGIA. The tour kicks off in Montreal, QC on January 29th hitting more than 20 markets across Canada. Fans can watch The Sheepdogs socials for ticket pre-sale offers. Additional tour dates have been added in Toronto on February 6th and Vancouver on Feb 18th. General public on sale for the new dates will be available as of Thursday, November 19. To kick off the Canadian run, The Sheepdogs are now offering their new album at a special price of $4.99 for 3 days only at their webstore.
See below for routing details including upcoming European dates and a special performance at the 103rd Grey Cup Festival Concert Series in Winnipeg, November 27. Keep an eye on thesheepdogs.com for more announcements, including additional tour dates and support.
Future Nostalgia is the highly anticipated follow-up to The Sheepdogs’ 2012 award-winning self-titled LP. The lead single from the new album, “Downtown”, was the #1 most added track and also a Top 5 hit at Canadian rock radio for 10 weeks. New single “I’m Gonna Be Myself” has already climbed into the Top 10.
Produced by lead vocalist and songwriter Ewan Currie alongside engineer Matt Ross-Spang (engineer at Memphis’ Sun Studios) the 18 freshly-minted tracks on Future Nostalgia were recorded in the quiet and idyllic setting of Stony Lake, Ontario. The latest record has many flavours showcasing the band’s creative license when left to their own devices ranging from the catchy, signature-sounding single “Downtown” to the introspective, and soulful groove of “Bad Lieutenant” to “Help Us All”, a fresh take on a vintage vibe.
The band, comprised of Currie, Ryan Gullen (bass/vox), Sam Corbett (drums/vox), Shamus Currie (keys/horns) formed in Saskatoon in 2006, The Sheepdogs have received widespread acclaim for their bold and beautiful take on classic guitar rock, evinced on three self-funded, independently released albums. The band’s hard work, determination and impressive chops have earned them a fervent fan following, leading to the accumulation of various achievements and awards including four JUNO awards, seven JUNO nominations, Gold certification for The Sheepdogs and Platinum certification for Learn and Burn. The band’s 2012 self-titled LP debuted at #1 on the Top 200 SoundScan Chart, and garnered three #1 singles at Rock Radio including Gold certified tracks “Feeling Good” and “The Way It Is”.