It's once again that time of year for Matt Mays and his band El Torpedo to play a series of dates around Canada. And it just wouldn't be right if Mays and the Torpedoes didn't play a few dates with Sam Roberts, so, to appease the world, they are. In fact, two of the ten appearances Mays has booked are with Roberts and his crew. The tour happens to kick off today (September 3rd) in Moncton, NB.
All of Matt Mays' gigs will be taking place in Eastern Canada – 3 in the Maritimes, 6 in Ontario and 1 in Quebec. It looks like the rest of Canada will just have to wait a little longer for Mays to make the trek to the opposite side of the country.
Still promoting his 2003 solo debut, Mays has tirelessly trudged across the country countless times, much like his friend Sam Roberts. Packed full of songs written solely by Mays, the self-titled album was his first official step away from his former band the Guthries. Charles Austin, the producer of 'Matt Mays' has also worked other Canadian favourites Joel Plaskett and Buck 65. Austin also happens to be part of Halifax band the Super Friendz.
Matt Mays & El Torpedo's upcoming dates:
September 03 Moncton, NB – Global Festival Place
September 04 Sydney, NS – Chandler's Lounge
September 09 Fredericton, NB – The Cellar (UNB)
September 15 London, ON – Western Fair Grandstand
September 16 Cambridge, ON – Fiddler's Green
September 17 St. Catharines, ON – Event in the Tent
September 20 Peterborough, ON – Blue Room/Trasheteria
September 23 Montreal, QC – Main Room
September 24 Ottawa, ON – Oliver's (Carleton University)
September 25 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt