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The Rural Alberta Advantage have announced a string of tour dates in Eastern Canada in support of their third album, Mended With Gold, released Sept. 30, 2014. The band will perform at The Marquee Ballroom in Halifax on Friday, March 27 at 9 p.m.
Mended With Gold was recorded at Toronto's Candle Recording with the band's long-time live engineer Matt Lederman (Hayden, !!!, Besnard Lakes) alongside co-producer Leon Taheny (Owen Pallett, Austra, F*cked Up).
In 2006 singer-songwriter Nils Edenloff, percussionist Paul Banwatt, and multi-instrumentalist Amy Cole came together to release their debut self-titled EP as The Rural Alberta Advantage. The ensuing years have brought two full-length albums (2008’s Hometowns and 2011’s Departing), widespread critical praise (SPIN, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NPR, among others), two Juno Award nominations (Best New Group, Video of the Year), the Polaris Music Prize Long List, and a hard earned reputation as one of the most impressive live bands you’ll ever see. It was through all of this that The RAA’s latest album, Mended With Gold, took shape.
The ideas and moods created in these songs tie back to the album title Mended With Gold, embracing the idea that the breakage and repair of an object becomes part of its unique history and ultimately makes it more valuable instead of a blemish to disguise. The Rural Alberta Advantage have taken all of their successes, losses, adventures, and heartbreaks over the past few years, and forged them together into an unforgettably powerful work of beauty.
“Regardless of your tastes, if you care about drums at all, Mended With Gold is a must-listen.” –Pitchfork
“Mended With Gold is Bob Boilen’s favorite Rural Alberta Advantage album yet. Pulsating guitars and driving percussion fuel “On The Rocks”, one of the catchiest tracks on the album.” – NPR, All Songs Considered
TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY, JAN. 23 AT 10 A.M.
Tickets are $22.99 in advance and $25.99 day of show (including tax and service fee) and will be available at the etixnow kiosk in Bubba Ray's Sports Bar and online at www.sonicconcerts.com. Additional fees may apply.
This show is restricted to ages 19+ with VALID ID. Doors open at 8 p.m