With an entire busload of members, many people wondered if Toronto collective Broken Social Scene would even bother touring behind their upcoming third album. The answer is, "yes, they will go to the trouble", although no promises have been made that all three lovely BSS ladies will be in tow.
What many of the 20 target cities can count on is that at least Leslie Feist will be making an appearance with her ever-expanding musical family, as she'll be opening many of the dates on the fall jaunt. Canada gets gipped big time, representing six of eight stops that miss out (regardless of the fact that Feist's actually headlining in four of the cities the month before).
For the two people that haven't yet heard, Broken Social Scene is released on October 4th to thousands upon thousands of eagerly awaiting fans via Arts & Crafts. For the one person that hasn't yet heard, much of the 14-track album was already leaked on the 'net, but 'Scener Kevin Drew isn't too pleased; check www.arts-crafts.ca/bss.
Here are the Canadian stops on Broken Social Scene's fall tour, minus Feist:
October 19, Kingston, ON - Grant Hall
October 20, Ottawa, ON - Capitol Music
November 13, Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
November 15, Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
November 16, Edmonton, AB - Red's
November 18, Winnipeg, MB - Rendezvous
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt