One year since their first U.S. tour, Vancouver's Said the Whale will once again be heading out on the road this Spring, including a stop at Silverlake Lounge in Los Angeles on March 8th. The trek includes Austin's SXSW and Seattle's Sasquatch Music Festival, with shows through the West Coast, Southwest, East Coast, and Midwest in addition to over 20 performances in their home country of Canada. The band will be performing songs from their forthcoming LP Little Mountain, to be released in North America on March 6, 2012 via Hidden Pony Records/EMI. In the last year, Said The Whale was honored with the highest music accolade of their homeland, bringing home the "New Group of the Year" JUNO award. Their year also included a whirlwind of traveling and performances with two U.S. tours; two Canadian tours (one with Tokyo Police Club); a tour of the U.K.; performances at international music festivals SXSW, Liverpool Sound City, and The Great Escape; and two shows opening for the heritage Winnipeg indie rockers The Weakerthans. Not to mention, the band released the New Brighton EP in November, filmed 16 music videos (15 yet to be released), and were the stars of the documentary Winning America, centered around Said the Whale and their first U.S. tour. They've been busy.

More diverse than previous albums, Said the Whale's third LP Little Mountain is a multi-stylistic tour-de-force that ventures into everything from soaring, horn-laden cabaret ("The Reason") to jaggedly syncopated rock ("We Are 1980") and effervescent guitar pop ("Loveless"). First single, “Heavy Ceiling,” is a dancefloor-ready ditty that reflects the confident and razor-sharp sound that dominates this LP. Expect to hear these and more new songs played live at each of their upcoming U.S. shows.

 

Tour Dates

March 2 Q Café Seattle, WA
March 5 Luigi's Fun Garden Sacramento, CA
March 6 Hotel Utah San Francisco, CA
March 8 Silverlake Lounge Los Angeles, CA
March 10 Plush Tucson, AZ
March 11 Rhythm Room Phoenix, AZ
March 13-18 SXSW Austin, TX
March 22 Club Café Pittsburgh, PA
March 23 M Room Philadelphia, PA
March 24 The Rock Shop Brooklyn, NY
March 27 Peppers Pub Saint John, NB, CAN
March 28 Reflections Cabaret Halifax, NS, CAN
March 30 Grenfell College Cornerbrook, NFLD, CAN
March 31 The Rock House St. John's, NFLD, CAN
April 5 UPEI Charlottetown, PEI, CAN
April 6 The Manhattan Moncton, NB, CAN
April 7 Charlotte St Arts Centre Fredericton, NB, CAN
April 8 Le Cercle Quebec City, QC, CAN
April 10 Le Divan Orange Montreal, QC, CAN
April 11 Ritual Ottawa, ON, CAN
April 12 This Ain't Hollywood Hamilton, ON, CAN
April 13 The Great Hall Toronto, ON, CAN
April 14 London Music Hall (Lounge) London, ON, CAN
April 16 Capitol Theatre Windsor, ON, CAN
April 17 The Lager House Detroit, MI
April 18 Double Door Chicago,IL
April 20 400 Bar Minneapolis, MN
April 21 Park Theatre Winnipeg, MB, CAN
April 23 Artful Dodger Regina, SK, CAN
April 24 Broadway Theatre Saskatoon, SK, CAN
April 25 Myer Horowitz Edmonton, AB, CAN
April 26 MacEwan Hall Calgary, AB, CAN
April 28 The Habitat Kelowna, BC, CAN
April 29 The Habitat Kelowna, BC, CAN
May 3 Vogue Theatre Vancouver, BC, CAN
May 4 Alix Goolden Hall Victoria, BC, CAN
May 26 Sasquatch, The Gorge Amphitheater Quincy, WA
July 14 Downsview Park *Edgefest Toronto, ON, CAN

 

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