Toronto, ON – December 13, 2019 – Today, Canadian rock duo The Blue Stones, have shared Grim, the second single off their upcoming sophomore album out on Entertainment One (eOne) next year. Grim finds the band exploring a more experimental sound, blending lo-fi beats with a hip-hop-inspired vocal approach while still remaining true to their alternative-blues roots. Following the success of Shakin’ Off The Rust, the track showcases the band’s continued lyrical growth as vocalist Tarek Jafar takes a darker look into his vices. In addition to the new single, the band has announced their North American Hidden Gems Tour in early 2020 with support from JJ Wilde on the U.S. dates and Mute Choir on the Canadian dates. You can stream Grim here now and find tickets for the tour on sale here.

About the track, the band states, "People ask us what direction we're heading in for our new material. Grim is a pretty good representation of that. We drew from a myriad of genres that we love, and wrote a song that makes you feel so good about being bad."

When Tarek Jafar and Justin Tessier formed The Blue Stones, they were facing uncertainty about who they were individually. What they did know for sure, though, was that they wanted to make music together - and, so they did. Following the success of their debut album, Black Holes, the band quickly found a following in the alternative rock world that lead to them sharing the stage with the likes of grandson, Welshly Arms, and Reignwolf. As they began working on new music, The Blue Stones caught the attention of producer, Paul Meany (Mutemath, Twenty One Pilots), with whom they would eventually enter the studio with this past summer. Working with Meany lead to The Blue Stones exploring – and creating – music in a different way than they had before, and led to a new approach by Jafar when it came to tackling lyrics. The result was the band truly discovering who they were during the writing process. They’ve crafted something that shimmers with such purity and truth – musically and lyrically – that one can’t help but be swept up and carried off by the songs that will eventually form their as-yet-untitled sophomore album slated for release on Entertainment One next year. The duo may be redefining who they are, but their decision to pursue the rock’n’roll dream holds as strong as ever as they enter the next stage of their journey.

The Blue Stones will embark on their 30 date North American tour this January kicking off the first six shows in Ontario before making their way down to the US and returning to the Canadian west coast in March. All tour details are below, stay tuned for more news from the band in 2020!

January 23 @ The Mansion - Kingston, ON
January 24 @ Rum Runners - London, ON
January 25 @ Warehouse St - Catharines, ON
January 30 @ Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON
January 31 @ Petit Campus - Montreal, QC 
February 1 @ 27 Club - Ottawa, ON 

February 6 @ Turf Club - St. Paul, MN
February 7 @ Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA
February @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room - St. Louis, MO
February 9 @ High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI
February 11 @ Schubas Tavern - Chicago, IL
February 13 @ Top Cats - Cincinnati, OH
February 14 @ Thunderbird Music Hall - Pittsburgh, PA
February 15 @ The Hollow - Albany, NY
February 16 @ The Lizard Lounge at Chameleon Club -
Lancaster, PA
February 18 @ MilkBoy - Philadelphia, PA
February 19 @ Rough Trade - Brooklyn, NY
February 20 @ Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY
February 21 @ The Basement - Columbus, OH
February 22 @ The Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
March 12 @ The Park Theatre - Winnipeg, MB 
March 13 @ The Exchange - Regina, SK
March 18 @ Better Than Fred's - Grande Prairie, AB
March 19 @ Bo's Bar - Red Deer, AB
March 20 @ The Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB
March 21 @ The Gateway - Calgary, AB
March 23 @ The Blue Grotto - Kamloops, BC 
March 24 @ Sapphire - Kelowna, BC
March 25 @ Capital Ballroom - Victoria, BC 
March 26 @ The Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC

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