Braids Announce Tour

    To celebrate making the short list for the Polaris Prize, art-rockers and Montreal residents Braids have added a lengthy tour to their plans for the rest of 2011. They will be covering a majority of both the U.S. and Canada, which makes sense considering they call the Great White North home. Here’s hoping they have some new material ready for their September and October gigs, though I would expect them to rely pretty heavily on their still-excellent debut, Native Speaker.


    You can view the tour dates below.


    07.22-23 Calgary, AB: Calgary Folk Festival
    07.24 Guelph, ON: Hillside Festival
    07.30 Montreal, QC: Osheaga Music Festival
    08.05-06 Regina, SK: Regina Folk Festival
    09.06 New York, NY: Mercury Lounge
    09.07 Philadelphia, PA: First Unitarian Church *
    09.08 Washington DC: DC9 *
    09.09 Raleigh, NC: Hopscotch Festival
    09.10 Atlanta, GA: Drunken Unicorn *
    09.11 Birmingham, AL: Bottletree *
    09.13 Chicago, IL: Empty Bottle *
    09.14 Ames, IA: Maintenance Shop
    09.15 Minneapolis, MN: 7th Street Entry *
    09.16 Winnipeg, MB: The Royal Albert Arms Hotel *
    09.18 Saskatoon, SK: Jale
    09.18 Toronto, ON: CTV’S Concert Hall Studios at Toronto’s Masonic Temple (Polaris Music Event)
    09.22 Victoria, BC: Rifflandia Music Festival *
    09.23 Vancouver, BC: Olio Festival
    09.24 Seattle, WA: Sunset Tavern *
    09.25 Portland, OR: Holocene
    09.27 San Francisco, CA: Bottom of the Hill *
    09.28 Costa Mesa, CA: Detroit Bar *
    09.29 Los Angeles, CA: Echo *
    09.30 Tempe, AZ: Sail Inn *
    10.01 Santa Fe, NM: Sol At Santa Fe Brewing Co. *
    10.02 El Paso, TX: Lowbrow Palace *
    10.04 Austin, TX: The Mohawk *
    10.05 Dallas, TX: Club Dada *
    10.06 St. Louis, MO: Firebird *
    10.07 Bloomington, IN: The Bishop *
    10.08 Cleveland, OH: Beachland Tavern *
    10.09 Detroit, MI: Magic Stick Lounge *
    10.10 London, ON: Call The Office *
    10.11 Kingston, ON: The Grad Club
    10.14 Toronto, ON: Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
    10.15 Ottawa, ON: Babylon
    10.16 Quebec, QC: Le Cercle *
    10.17 Fredericton, NB: The Capital Complex
    10.19 Portland, ME: SPACE *
    10.20 Boston, MA: Great Scott *

    * with Pepper Rabbit