Jamming their snow boots securely on their feet, and packing up all their gear for a winter tour of Canada is Winnipeg's The Waking Eyes. The four-piece will kick off the 18-date tour this Saturday (October 23rd) in Edmonton, Alberta, and will continue until they hit Toronto, Ontario on November 24th. Not content to travel across the country in a straight line, The Waking Eyes will be flitting back and forth between British Columbia and Alberta before finally moving eastwards. The reason for the erratic tour would be that The Waking Eyes are playing on two different tours: with Simple Plan, and The Trews & Matt Mays.
The Waking Eyes will be traipsing across the snow-covered landscapes in order to support their newest full-length album. The 11-track album is called 'Video Sound', and contains the song 'Watch Your Money', which has received impressive airtime on Much Music. The next single lifted from the September 2004 album will be 'Beginning', the video for which was recently filmed.
On the band's official website at www.thewakingeyes.com, it's possible to listen to samples of all 11 songs on 'Video Sound'.
Before 'Video Sound', The Waking Eyes released one other full-length album: 'Combing The Clouds' in 2001. Previous to the incarnation of The Waking Eyes, the four members were part of two other Manitoba bands - The Pets and Novillero.
Upcoming gigs for The Waking Eyes:
October 23 Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
October 24 Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom
October 26 Prince George, BC - Prince George Multiplex
October 28 Edmonton, AB - Dinwoodie Lounge
October 30 Calgary, AB - Wyckham House
November 1 Red Deer, AB - The Firm
November 2 Lethbridge, AB - The Road House
November 4 Kamloops, BC - Cactus Jacks
November 6 Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub
November 7 Nanaimo, BC - The Queen's Hotel
November 10 Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Room
November 12 Fort St. John, BC - North Peace Cultural Centre
November 13 Grand Prairie, AB - B.J.'s/Q Club & Sports Lounge
November 15 Medicine Hat, AB - Rattler's Den
November 16 Saskatoon, SK - The Patricia Hotel
November 17 Regina, SK - Lazy Owl
November 19 Winnipeg, MB - The Zoo
November 24 Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt