THE BLUE STONES ANNOUNCE 2022 CANADIAN TOUR
THE BLUE STONES ANNOUNCE 2022 CANADIAN TOUR
JOINING THE BEACHES ON THEIR FUTURE LOVERS 20-DATE CANADIAN TREK
PRE-SALES VIA THE BEACHES SPOTIFY BEGIN TUESDAY, JULY 6
GENERAL ON-SALE FRIDAY, JULY 9
Toronto, ON – July 5, 2021 – JUNO nominated alternative rock duo, The Blue Stones, announce they will be joining The Beaches on their 20-date cross-Canada Future Lovers Tour. Known for their blistering shows, the highly anticipated return to live venues will be the first since the release of band's 2021 sophomore album, Hidden Gems. Featuring Shakin’ Off The Rust, the #1 Rock single of the Year (2020) and Top 5 single, Let It Ride, at both the Alternative and Active Rock radio formats.
“It’s been far too long since we’ve seen the stage,” says frontman, Tarek Jafar. “We plan on hitting these Canadian shows with every last drop of pent up energy we’ve had this year.”
The Blue Stones released Hidden Gems, via Entertainment One (eOne) on March 19. On Hidden Gems, the band worked with famed producer, Paul Meany (Mutemath, Twenty One Pilots, LANY), who helped the band to not only explore and create music in a new way, but discover themselves throughout the writing process. The release saw the group nominated for a 2020 Juno Award for Breakthrough Group of the Year. Their current single off the release, One By One, is at radio now, and was the #1 Most Added song at the Alternative format (week of June 28).
Listen to Hidden Gems here.
February 3, 2022 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
February 4, 2022 – Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Theatre
February 5, 2022 – Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Theatre
February 8, 2022 – Kingston, ON @ Ale House
February 11, 2022 – Toronto, ON @ History
February 15, 2022 – Guelph, ON @ Guelph Concert Theatre
February 16, 2022 – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Concert Hall
February 19, 2022 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
February 20, 2022 – Saskatoon, SK @ Coors Event Centre
February 22, 2022 – Edmonton, AB @ Midway
February 23, 2022 – Edmonton, AB @ Midway
February 25, 2022 – Red Deer, AB @ Red Deer Memorial Centre
February 26, 2022 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
February 28, 2022 – Kelowna, BC @ Kelowna Community Theatre
March 1, 2022 – Vernon, BC @ Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
March 3, 2022 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
March 5, 2022 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
March 6, 2022 – Victoria, BC @ Royal Theatre
With a rousing blues-rock approach that touches on both classic rock and sleek modern alt-rock, Canadian guitar and drums duo the Blue Stones cut their teeth around their native Ontario. Friends and bandmates since their high school days in Windsor, Tarek Jafar (vocals, guitar, piano) and Justin Tessier (drums, vocals) landed on the minimalist guitar-and-drums format early on, taking inspiration from the classic rock of Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix, blues icons like Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf, and more contemporary heroes with a similar set-up like the White Stripes and the Black Keys. At the beginning of 2018, the band signed a deal with Entertainment One who gave their debut album, Black Holes, a worldwide re-release. The Blue Stones toured on the back of this album extensively throughout North America and Europe. The album landed the band a JUNO nomination for Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2020. The duo went into the studio with producer Paul Meany to record 2021's Hidden Gems. The lead single, Shakin’ Off The Rust, was awarded Rock Song of the Year in 2021 by SOCAN and was the most spun song at Rock Radio in Canada.
About The Beaches:
Named appropriately after the Toronto neighbourhood they all hail and hang in, The Beaches are authentically rock ‘n’ roll. Their ‘70s aesthetic, unapologetic attitude and electrifying sound all fit harmoniously in a modern rock context. Comprised of sisters Jordan and Kylie Miller (on lead vocals/bass and guitar, respectively), Eliza Enman-McDaniel (on drums), and Leandra Earl (on keys and guitar), the band has a natural kismet that shines through on each track and in their live performances. The Beaches have become one of Canada’s top acts with a global reach, placing them in a modern and future context where rock prevails and marking them one of this generation’s most promising young rock groups. Gaining recognition from the world's most renowned artists, including the likes of Elton John, who has proclaimed: “Love them, love them, love them!”, The Beaches are back and have no plans to slow down. And when touring comes back, expect The Beaches to hit the road hard. Stay tuned for much more to come in 2021.
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