NEWS: East Coast Gems Alert the Medic Announce Spring Residency in Southern Ontario

Alert the Medic is excited to announce a spring residency in Southern Ontario! The Halifax four-piece is fresh off their appearance at this year's East Coast Music Week. The tour will see them playing weekly residencies in Toronto, Brantford and Ottawa with a few stops on the east coast.
Fans and critics alike have been praising Alert the Medic's anthemic sound and high-energy performances. Their most recent release We, the Weapon was produced by Laurence Currie (Sloan, Wintersleep) and garnered the band widespread attention on the east coast, airplay on Much Music and college radio coast to coast. They have been recognized at the Music Nova Scotia Awards and East Coast Music Awards. Since then, life has been a whirlwind of shows and touring for the band. They've played alongside Ill Scarlett, Hollerado, The Arkells and Our Lady Peace. 
After months away from the Ontario music scene, Alert the Medic are ready to take back the spotlight. Be sure to catch them at one of their many upcoming dates listed below!


2011 East Coast Music Award Nominees for "Fan Choice Entertainer of the Year", Alert The Medic is a four piece rock band from Halifax, Nova Scotia, whose anthemic sound and high energy performances have been winning over audiences everywhere. They are Ryan MacDonald, vocals/guitar; Troy Arseneault, guitar; Matt Campbell, bass; and Dale Wilson, drums. Alert The Medic's sophomore album, "We, The Weapon", received 2010 Music Nova Scotia Award Nominations for Group Recording of the Year and Pop/Rock Artist/Group Recording of the Year, as well as 2010 East Coast Music Award Nominations for Sirius Satellite Rock Recording of the Year and Vibe Creative Group Single of the Year for "Atlas", the debut release from the album. "Atlas" achieved national rotation for over 14 weeks and cracked Mediabase's Top 50 Active Rock Canadian Charts. Highlights of 2010 included a performance at the JunoFest celebrations in St. John's, Newfoundland, alongside fellow rockers The Arkells and Hollerado, and a coveted a spot on the Music Nova Scotia Week Gala Awards Show stage in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
In the spring of 2009, Alert The Medic temporarily relocated to Toronto and rejoined Juno award winning Producer, Laurence Currie (Sloan, Wintersleep) to create, "We, The Weapon". This album is a dynamic display of infectious melodies and passionate performances; driven only by their collective rock tendencies. "We, The Weapon" is an excellent representation of big city claustrophobia and small town frustration, citing that somewhere in-between there is always room for another voice. Songs such as "Let's Hear It For the Symphony" and "The Wound That Won't Heal", call on the youth of the world to stand up and be counted, while "The Weatherman (pt.2)" presents a haunting tone, finding the lack of light at the end of the tunnel. "We,The Weapon" was Alert The Medic's highly anticipated follow up to their 2006 Self-Titled debut album. The first single off the self-titled project, "Reported Missing," climbed to #1 on the East Coast Countdown radio show and gained the group national attention. The album garnered 2008 award nominations from both the East Coast Music Association and Music Nova Scotia, including CBC's coveted Galaxie Rising Star of the Year. The year was capped off with the D250 Rollercoaster Tour with Ill Scarlett and an opening appearance with Our Lady Peace at Center 200 in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Alert the Medic's blue-collared approach to touring and passionate live performances make them a stand out on the East Coast music scene.

Apr 18 @ The Supermarket, TORONTO
Apr 19 @ Two Doors Down, BRANTFORD
Apr 21 @ The Underground Garage, TORONTO
Apr 25 @ The Supermarket, TORONTO
Apr 26 @ Two Doors Down, BRANTFORD
Apr 27 @ Zaphod's, OTTAWA
Apr 29 @ This Aint Hollywood, HAMILTON
May 2 @ The Supermarket, TORONTO
May 3 @ Two Doors Down, BRANTFORD
May 4 @ The Horseshoe Tavern, TORONTO
May 9 @ The Supermarket, TORONTO
May 10 @ Patty Bolands, OTTAWA
May 12 @ Crows Nest, NEW GLASGOW
May 18 @ The Harborfront Lounge Casino Nova Scotia, HALIFAX
May 25 @ The Carriage, PORT HAWKESBURY
May 26 @ The Carriage, PORT HAWKESBURY


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