Alt-rock veterans, Collective Soul, will go from one end of Canada right to the other this May. The jaunt happens to be the American band's most comprehensive tour of our fair country, and to top things off, Collective Soul will bring one of Canada's hardest working bands along for the ride. Who might it be you ask? Well it would be Winnipeg's The Waking Eyes, who've apparently made the road their home.
There are 16 shows scheduled for the run, with most of the dates concentrated in Ontario. However, Collective Soul will also branch out, kicking things off in Halifax on May 3rd, and then moving west to the Prairies and finally the West Coast to finish up in Vancouver on May 24th. All this comes in support of Collective Soul's latest disc, a retrospective called "Youth", which was put on shelves last November.
Probably glad to be touring Canada when the snow is all gone, lead singer Ed Roland shared his joy of the upcoming jaunt through this message to all of Collective Soul's Canuck fans:
"Hello to all our friends in Canada. We are so excited about our upcoming Canadian Tour in conjunction with Radio Shack. Finally, we get to tour from Coast to Coast. This is something we have been looking forward to for many years, especially with our new release "Youth", being able to play the history of Collective Soul from "Hints" to "Youth". We sincerely appreciate the enthusiasm our friends in Canada have given us all these years, and are looking forward to seeing and hearing from all of you real soon."
Collective Soul's upcoming Canadian gigs:
May 3 Halifax, NS - New Palace Cabaret
May 5 Ottawa, ON - Capital Music Hall
May 6 Kingston, ON - AJ's Hangar
May 7 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
May 9 Barrie, ON - The Roxx
May 10 Hamilton, ON - Hamilton Convention Centre
May 11 London, ON - The Drink
May 13 Kitchener, ON - Element-West
May 14 Toronto, ON - Docks Nightclub
May 15 North Bay, ON - Capitol Theatre
May 17 Thunder Bay, ON - Community Auditorium
May 18 Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre
May 20 Saskatoon, SK - Wheatland "A"
May 21 Edmonton, AB - Red's
May 22 Calgary, AB - Outlaws
May 24 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt