As they continue to make the rounds in Ontario, alt-rock quartet Department Of Foreign Affairs will hook up with fellow Canadians Cuff The Duke for a few shows. The two bands will play both Ottawa and Peterborough together, and then part their separate ways, leaving Department Of Foreign Affairs to play their 3 remaining February dates by their lonesome.
Besides their two shows with Department Of Foreign Affairs, Toronto-based four-piece Cuff The Duke have 3 other gigs in their future, one of which will see them share the stage with Joel Plaskett. Cuff The Duke's short tour around Ontario comes before they release their second full-length album. The record is in the final stages of production, and following its release the band will head out on a cross-Canada tour.
Department Of Foreign Affairs continue to play in support of their recently released sophomore effort 'For Whatever Ails You'. Featuring 11 tracks, the record hit stores in October 2004. To download three of the songs ('Skeptic Tank', 'Turn Yourself In', and 'Take A Picture') for free, go to the band's official web site at: www.deptforeignaffairs.com.
Cuff The Duke's upcoming gigs:
January 28 London, ON - The Embassy
January 29 Peterborough, ON - Trasheteria (w/Department of Foreign Affairs)
February 3 Guelph, ON - The E-Bar
February 4 Brampton, ON - Heritage Theatre Indie Arts Festival
February 5 Ottawa, ON - Babylon (w/Department of Foreign Affairs)
Department Of Foreign Affairs' shows:
January 29 Peterborough, ON - Trasheteria (w/Cuff The Duke)
February 5 Ottawa, ON - Babylon (w/Cuff The Duke)
February 16 Hamilton, ON - The Underground
February 17 Toronto, ON - Poor Alex Cabaret
February 18 Ottawa, ON - Barrymore's
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt