Constantines and Weakerthans Co-Headline This Spring

Published: 2005-01-28
Inspired by the great and legendary tours that came before them (namely Festival Express and Rolling Thunder Revue), Winnipeg's The Weakerthans and Toronto's The Constantines have set an ambitious goal for themselves. This spring the punk bands will travel Canada from one end to the other on a 28-date tour they have christened "The Rolling Tundra Revue 2005".

Much to their dismay, The Weakerthans and The Constantines were unable to turn-up a train on which to travel, so they'll be doing it the old fashioned way: in a van (and sometimes on a boat). The two quartets will literally tour from sea to sea, starting off in St. John's, Newfoundland on March 18th and making their way westwards to finish up in Vancouver, British Columbia on April 30th.

Being the popular guys that they are, most cities on their tour itinerary will see the bands play not once, but twice (and thrice, if you're Toronto). And being the considerate guys that they are, a goodly amount of the band's shows are all ages.

Gaining excellent reviews all over the globe, The Constantines are still touring in support of their sophomore album 'Shine A Light', which houses the delightful single 'Nighttime/Anytime (It's Alright)' (download at www.subpop.com). The Weakerthans continue to promote their WMCA- winning 'Reconstruction Sight'; listen at: www.theweakerthans.org.

The Constantines and The Weakerthans' co-headlining tour dates:

March 18 St. John's, NF - Junctions (19+) (Constantines only)
March 19 St. John's, NF - Junctions (19+) (Constantines only)
March 22 Sydney, NS - Steelworkers Hall (all ages)
March 23 Halifax, NS - The Pavilion (all ages)
March 24 Halifax, NS - Reflections (19+)
March 25 Moncton, NB - Manhattans (19+)
March 26 Fredericton, NB - UNB (19+)
March 28 Quebec, QC - Kashmir (19+)
March 29 Quebec, QC - L'Anti (all ages)
March 30 Montreal, QC - Cabaret Music Hall (19+)
March 31 Montreal, QC - Cabaret Music Hall (19+)
April 1 Ottawa, ON - Barrymore's Music Hall (19+)
April 2 Ottawa, ON - Barrymore's Music Hall (19+)
April 8 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace (19+)
April 9 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace (Afternoon show) (all ages)
April 9 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace (19+)
April 15 Winnipeg, MB - Le Rendezvous (all ages)
April 16 Winnipeg, MB - Le Rendezvous (all ages)
April 19 Regina, SK - University of Regina (all ages)
April 20 Saskatoon, SK - University of Saskatoon (19+)
April 21 Edmonton, AB - University of Alberta (all ages)
April 22 Edmonton, AB - University of Alberta (all ages)
April 23 Calgary, AB - Wykham House at MRC (all ages)
April 24 Calgary, AB - Wykham House at MRC (all ages)
April 26 Kelowna, BC - The Warehouse (all ages)
April 28 Victoria, BC - Sugar (19+)
April 29 Vancouver, BC - Richard's On Richards (19+)
April 20 Vancouver, BC - Richard's On Richards (19+)

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt

   

 

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