Hot Hot Heat Return to the Stage

Published: 2005-01-04
After a year long hiatus from touring, during which they recorded their sophomore album, Victoria punk rockers Hot Hot Heat are ready to get back on the stage. They'll be regaining their bearings this month, playing their first gigs since December 2003 close to home in Vancouver. The four-piece has just two gigs scheduled for the Media Club, taking place on January 15th and 16th.

Unfortunately it looks as if both of the dates are sold-out, but those lucky enough to have tickets will be treated to tunes from Hot Hot Heat's upcoming album 'Elevator'. The 13-track record will be the band's second full-length, and the follow-up to 2002's 'Make Up The Breakdown'. 'Elevator' is set to hit stores on April 5th, preceded by a single called 'Goodnight Goodnight' in March.

The track-listing of 'Elevator' is:

'Running Out of Time'
'Island of the Honest Man'
'Dirty Mouth'
'You Owe Me an IOU'
'No Jokes - Fact'
'Goodnight, Goodnight'
'Middle of Nowhere'
'Pickin' It Up'
'Ladies and Gentlemen'
'Shame on You'
'Soldier in a Box'
'Jingle Jangle'

Those who are in attendance at Hot Hot Heat's Vancouver shows will also be the first to witness the band's new member in action. Original guitarist Dante DeCaro left the group following the completion of 'Elevator', and a San Franciscan by the name of Luke Paquin stepped up to fill his shoes. At HHH's official web site ( it's possible to view footage from the studio and listen to some of 'Elevator' track 'Island of the Honest Man'.

Hot Hot Heat's return to the stage:

January 9 Courtenay, BC - Seven
January 10 Victoria, BC - Logan's Pub
January 11 Victoria, BC - Logan's Pub
January 12 Nanaimo, BC - Queen's
January 14 Whistler, BC - The GLC
January 15 Vancouver, BC - Media Club (sold out)
January 16 Vancouver, BC - Media Club (sold out)

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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