NEWS: Yukon Blonde Bring "Fire//Water" To Halifax


Fire by Yukon Blonde by Nevado

Kelowna BC Quartet Release Fire//Water EP & Embark On Another Major North American Tour.

Produced by Colin Stewart (Black Mountain, Dan Mangan, Kathryn Calder) the four song follow up to Yukon Blonde’s Polaris and WCMA award nominated debut LP was released by Nevado Records (Bahamas, Library Voices) on September 20. Featuring the stick in your head late summer hummer, Fire, the band will once again take to highways and interstates of North America for over 60 dates throughout the fall of 2011 where fans can purchase a vinyl copy of their new EP in either fire orange or water blue. They come to Halifax on October 26.

The signature hook-heavy arrangements and lush “ooh-wah” harmonies that earned Yukon Blonde critical nods for their self-titled 2009 self-titled debut have certainly soaked into their latest output, but this EP also marks a transition, foreshadowing an evolving sound for the band as they explore new territory in their songwriting and continue to grow as musicians. Written partially while on the road, and partially while off the road at a cottage in the Comox Valley (BC), the band recorded a total of 15 songs over the course of the summer, and will soon be putting the finishing touches on the remaining 11 tracks that will make their way on to their sophomore long player in early 2012.

Yukon Blonde’s career has so far been marked by their on-the-road ethic. The last year and a half has been seen the young B.C. band rack up nonstop tour mileage both in North America, and Europe, including festivals such as SXSW, CMJ Fest, Milwaukee Summerfest, NXNE, CMW, Rifflandia Festival, Hillside Festival, Ottawa Bluesfest, Dawson City Music Festival, Wapiti Bernie Music Festival, Mariposa Folk Festival, and Popkomm Festival in Berlin along the way. They now return to the road this fall with 61 shows in North America between September 28 and December 23.

Come along for the ride.

Yukon Blonde Fire//Water Tour Dates

28 Sept - Nelson, BC @ Hume Hotel
29 Sept - Calgary, AB @ Gateway @ SAIT
30 Sept - Lethbridge, AB @ The Slice
01 Oct - Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo's
02 Oct - Winnipeg, MB @ WECC

03 Oct - Minneapolis, MN @ Nomad Pub *
04 Oct - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen *

06 Oct - Sarnia, ON @ Paddy Flaherty's
07 Oct - London, ON @ Fanshawe College
08 Oct -Windsor, ON @ Capital Theatre
10 Oct - Hamilton, ON @ Casbah
11 Oct - St Catharines, ON @ Mansion House
13 Oct - Guelph, ON @ eBar
14 Oct - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
15 Oct - Kingston, ON @ Grad Club
19 Oct - Corner Brook, NL @ Bar Room
21 Oct - St. John's, NL @ The Ship
25 Oct - Sackville, NB @ George's Roadhouse
26 Oct - Halifax, NS @ Seahorse Tavern
27 Oct -Charlottetown, PE @ Hunters Ale House
28-Oct - Fredericton, NB @ The Capitol
29 Oct - Quebec City, QC @ Le Scanner

31 Oct - Brooklyn, NY @ Rock Shop *

01 Nov - Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
02 Nov - Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
03 Nov – Sudbury, ON @ Townehouse Tavern
04 Nov - Sault Ste. Marie, ON @ Lop Lops
05 Nov - Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
07 Nov - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
10 Nov - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore
11 Nov - Victoria, BC @ Sugar

15 Nov -Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
16 Nov - Nashvile, TN @ 3rd & Lindly *
17 Nov -St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway *
18 Nov - Louisville, KY @ Zanza Bar *
19 Nov - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Café *
21 Nov - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café *
22 Nov -Cleveland, OH @ Beachland *
23 Nov - East Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar *
25 Nov - Chicago, IL @ Panchos *
26 Nov -Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club *
28 Nov -Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Ave Entry *
30 Nov - Rockisland, IL @ Huckleberry Pizza *
01 Dec - Ames, IA @ The Maintenance Shop *
02 Dec - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Jr *
03 Dec - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room *
04 Dec - Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom - 2nd Stage *
06 Dec - Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's Cantina *
07 Dec - Dallas, TX @ Double Wide *
08 Dec - Houston, TX @ Fitz Downstairs *
09 Dec - Austin, TX @ Emo's Inside *
11 Dec - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge *
13 Dec - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court *
14 Dec -Boise, ID @ Neurolox *
16 Dec - Spokane, WA @ A Club *
17 Dec - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile *
18 Dec - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir *
21 Dec - San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar *
22 Dec - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *
23 Dec - Los Angeles, CA @ Echo *

* All US shows co-headline w/ The Fling

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