NEWS: The Stogies Announce Tour with Long Distance Runners

Press Release Provided by Dave Driscoll (The Stogies)

Two of the Canadian east coast's premier rock n' roll bands, The Stogies (NS) & Long Distance Runners (NL), are matching up and rolling into two old vans for an escapade across four Atlantic provinces this summer. This particular jaunt is aptly named the ‘Runnin’ on Fumes Tour’.

June 6 Plan B Moncton, NB w/ Danger Cat
June 7 Pepper's Pub Saint John, NB w/ Verse the Sun
June 8 Fishbones Charlottetown, PEI
June 12 The Legion Sackville, NB w/ The Kavorkas
June 13 LAVA Vodka Bar Fredericton, NB w/ Brothers
June 14 The Seahorse Tavern Halifax, NS w/ Young River
June 15 The Loft Truro, NS w/Black Rock Road

July 11 Split Crow Antigonish, NS* w/ The Odd Bit
July 12 The Carriage House Port Hawkesbury, NS*
July 13 TBA Sydney, NS*
July 16 Clancy's Pub Stephenville, NL*
July 17 Whelan's Gate Cornerbrook, NL*
July 18 The Levee St. John's NL* w/ BOATTS
July 19 The Rock House St. John's NL w/ Pathological Lovers

* = The Stogies only

About The Stogies:

Consisting of Blake Johnston (lead vocal/guitar), Dave Driscoll (guitar/bg vocal), Sean Carver (bass), Dave Lidstone (drums) and Jason Keddy (keys/organ), the Stogies deliver vintage, hard hitting rock n’ roll tunes.  Their stage show is chock-full of wailing vocals, loud guitars and sweeping organ, underpinned by a thunderous rhythm section.

The boys toured their debut EP ‘No Couth, No Class, No Nothin’ extensively in 2012 with stops at the ECMAs, NXNE, Q104 Keith’s Natal Day Festival and Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week. They won the Road to Indie Week East Coast Series in October, which garnered them four Indie Week showcases in Toronto where they placed 2nd nationally. In March 2013, they embarked an eastern Canadian tour surrounding showcases at the 25th East Coast Music Week in Halifax and Canadian Music Fest in Toronto. The Stogies have found themselves supporting acts such as Wintersleep, the Mahones, the Stanfields, Carmen Townsend, Garret Mason, Gloryhound and many more. // //

About Long Distance Runners:

Far off in the great North Atlantic city of St. John’s, Newfoundland, you will find a rock n’ roll band by the name of Long Distance Runners. Born from the musical friendship of singer-songwriter Chris Picco and bassist Matt Hender in 2009, The Runners soon doubled to four (guitarist Dicky Strickland and drummer Adam Cardwell) and released a really cool self-titled debut EP in 2010 that went on to earn them multiple ECMA and MusicNL nominations. Drawing on classic musical influences from The Velvet Underground and Jonathan Richman to The Rolling Stones and The Kinks, The Runners have ascended swiftly on the Canadian indie music scene, earning them billings with bands like Gloryhound, Said The Whale, Wintersleep, Jim Cuddy Band and many more.

Flash forward to 2012 and a few Eastern Canadian tours under their belt, we find the boys further exploring their stoner rock and folk & bluesy roots on their latest nationally acclaimed debut full length, Tracks. Again, clever wordplay, catchy melodies and sweet harmonies draw the listener into a compelling listening experience. Since its
release in April, Tracks has earned a 2013 ECMA nomination for Rock Recording of the Year along with multiple MusicNL nominations. It has charted on the national campus Earshot! charts peaking at #12 and several songs from the record have been featured on the CBC television series Republic Of Doyle. The album’s lead-off single ‘Election Day’ reached #11 on CBC Radio Three’s R3-30 chart while the positive reviews keep coming in.

This past fall with the addition of new band mates Ryan Kennedy on keyboards and Josh Bourden on drums, the band kicked off their third Eastern Canadian tour at the Halifax Pop Explosion in Nova Scotia, taking them through most major cities and towns from Newfoudland to Ontario. In March they returned to Halifax for multiple showcases at the 25th East Coast Music Week. //


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