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Formed: 2000
From: Vancouver, Canada
Last Known Status: Active


Jamie Hooper, Sunny Dhak and Bob Froese originally got together to do a one-off reunion gig for an old group of theirs - however, things went so well they decided to continue under a new moniker. A five-track demo of the new band, now dubbed 3 Inches of Blood after a particularly gruesome dream of Froese's, found its way over to the house of Hot Hot Heat keyboardist Steve Bays. Bays' friend, death metal vocalist Cam Pipes, was impressed with 3 Inches' old school sound, which sounds like the shrieking vocal assault of Rob Halford, the epic guitars and storytelling of Iron Maiden, the pirate theme of Running Wild, and the lasting influence of the British New Wave of Heavy Metal.

Although the group had little distribution for the record, they did share the same U.K. label as The Darkness, who at the time were on their way to becoming the UK's latest rock sensation. When 3 Inches went overseas, they hooked up with The Darkness for a UK tour. The tour was a smash success. Due to this bubbling under at the press level, Roadrunner Records took notice of the group's demo, and signed the band in 2004.

3 Inches began work on "Advance and Vanquish," determined to make it a "classic" metal album. Musically, the band has expanded on their classic metal roots, developing into one of the tightest hard rock bands of modern times.

Latest 3 Inches Of Blood News

Below is our complete 3 Inches Of Blood news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Holy Grail Comments On Tour With Eluveitie

Vocalist Luna of Holy Grail has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming tour with Eluveitie and 3 Inches of Blood:

"We’re really excited to tour with Eluveitie and 3 Inches Of Blood, our last tours with both these bands were a complete blast and we really hit it off well! It’s like touring with family. Can’t wait to hit the road! This package is perfect, we have a great balance of melodic heavy metal bands with brutal riffs and wild live energy across the board! I’m also looking forward to check out System Divide!"

Eluveitie also added: "We ourselves can add that we had a great time with the guys of Holy Grail on our last run together with Amon Amarth and we are looking forward to this one! On another note we have received questions about the lack of VIP-Tickets for this tour, as they seem to be very popular these days. The answer to this is simple: We checked out offerings of other tours, we have considered it, and we have decided that you can get most of it on any Eluveitie show already but we do not think that we should be charging you money for it. Fan contact has always been (and will always be) a big part of what we are and as always we will be hanging out after the show to chat, take pictures, get drunk (occasionally..), and sign whatever the hell you would like to have signed.

"In fact free posters and autograph cards will be available at the merch booth this time (while stocks last of course). And since we’re traveling in a big ass tour bus it’s really not that hard to find us if you feel the urge to say hi during the day! So while we will probably offer 200$-plus tickets just like anybody else if we ever become a stadium band all you need to do for now is to keep your eyes open, and don't be shy."

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3 Inches Of Blood Updates Tour Schedule

3 Inches of Blood is gearing up for a tour alongside Eluveitie, Holy Grail, and System Divide this February in support of the band's latest offering "Here Waits Thy Doom." 3 Inches of Blood has also announced an additional set of headlining dates leading into the February trek. The upcoming tour dates are as follows:

1/26 - Neurolux - Boise, ID
1/28 - Bourbon Theatre - Lincoln, NE
1/29 - Mojo's - Columbia, MO
1/30 - The Bluebird Nightclub - Bloomington, IN
1/31 - Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA

w/ Eluveitie, Holy Grail and System Divide
2/1 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
2/2 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theater
2/3 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
2/4 Quebec City, QC @ Cercle
2/5 Montreal, QC @ Le National
2/6 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
2/8 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
2/9 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
2/10 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
2/11 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
2/12 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
2/14 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
2/15 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
2/16 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
2/17 San Francisco, CA @ Slims
2/18 Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club
2/19 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
2/21 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
2/22 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
2/24 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
2/25 Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
2/26 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

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3 Inches Of Blood Confirms Festival Appearance

Vancouver, Canada's premier heavy metal act 3 Inches of Blood have confirmed its appearance for the forthcoming edition of the Manitoba Metalfest. Manitoba Metalfest 2011 is set take place between March 24th, 25th and 26th, 2011 at the Park Theatre and the Zoo in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Thursday, March 24 at the Park Theatre (all ages $15)

Friday, March 25 at the Zoo (18+ $20)

Saturday, March 26 at the Zoo (18+ $20)

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3IOB And Alexisonfire Team Up For A Secret Show

Its quite amazing how in the span of just one hour you can go from sitting in a friend’s basement drinking beers to being one of the lucky few in attendance at an exclusive "secret show." My Friday evening on November 27th certainly wasn't planned to go in that direction, but as soon as the text message was received proclaiming that 3 Inches of Blood and Alexisonfire would be performing a secret show under different names in a small, 300 person venue, myself and a few friends were rushed out the door and began our frantic journey into downtown Vancouver, which would transform into one of the best concert memories in my lifetime. Sound eerily similar to the movie "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist?" I hope not. More...

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System Divide Announces First U.S. Tour

System Divide has announced its first U.S. tour in February alongside Eluveitie, 3 Inches of Blood, and Holy Grail. The currently announced dates are as follows:

02.01 Theatre of living arts – Philadelphia – PA
02.02 Gramercy Theatre – New York – NY
02.03 The Palladium – Worcester – PA
02.04 Cercle – Quebec city – QC
02.05 Le National – Montreal – QC
02.06 Opera House – Toronto – ON
02.08 The Bottom Lounge – Chicago – IL
02.09 Station 4 – Saint Paul – MN
02.10 Granada Theater – Lawrence, Kansas
02.11 Marquis Theater – Denver – CO
02.12 Club Sound – Salt Lake City – UT
02.14 El Corazon – Seattle – WA
02.17 Slim’s - San Francisco – CA
02.18 Key club – West Hollywood – CA
02.19 Nile Theatre – Mesa – AZ
02.21 Backstage Live - San Antonio – TX
02.22 Warehouse Live – Houston – TX
02.24 State Theatre – St Petersburg – FL
02.25 Firestone – Orlando – FL
02.26 Masquerade – Atlanta - GA

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3 Inches Of Blood Drummer Performs With Exodus

Rare drum cam footage has surfaced online featuring 3 Inches of Blood drummer, Ash Pearson, performing with Bay Area thrash act Exodus during the pair's tour stop in Stockholm, Sweden in August of 2008. You can view the drum cam footage below:

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3 Inches Of Blood Drummer Offering Lessons

Canada's 3 Inches of Blood has issued the following announcement about drummer Ash Pearson offering drum lessons in the Vancouver area:

"Drum lessons with Ash: I will be offering lessons to drummers in the Vancouver/Burnaby area for the coming months of November / early December and some more time in months to come. Those who have a moderate grasp of rock / metal drumming can email me at ashpearson123@gmail.com."

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3 Inches of Blood To Perform With Alexisonfire

Canadian power/thrash metallers 3 Inches of Blood have announced the date for their one off performance with Canadian alternative pop-punk act Alexisonfire. The concert is set to take place on November 27th, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada at the PNE Forum. Also set to appear are Norma Jean and La Dispute. Norma Jean will continue on the entire duration of the Canadian tour with Alexisonfire.

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Mayhem Fest Posts Free Compilation and Pit Medley

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has posted a medley of mosh pits and walls of death from this year's touring festival. Check it out below.

You can also get a FREE nine-song 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour digital sampler, featuring Mayhem artists Rob Zombie, Lamb of God, Five Finger Death Punch, Hatebreed, Winds of Plague, 3 Inches of Blood, In This Moment, Norma Jean and Atreyu. Just download it from iTunes using code "TRPY49P33WWL" (no quotes).

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3 Inches Of Blood Posts New Music Video

3 Inches of Blood has teamed back up with director Rick Podd (The Watcher, Hellraiser), who previously shot the “Battles and Brotherhood” video, to shoot a new clip for the track “Silent Killer.” The video has been banned by MTV for its bloody content, so the clip is now available through Bloody Disgusting, and can be viewed below.

Shane Clark (guitars) states: “The concept of the song is about an assassin, so naturally we first thought of a concept featuring an assassin going around doing what they do, but in a style that is more influenced by movies that we liked. At first we thought about a simple performance style video but we've done that a few times and this seemed like a much more entertaining thing for us and our fans. Therefore, we brainstormed a bunch of ideas with Rick Podd and thought of our own killing scenes. I wanted to get poisoned and puke blood and vomit all over the place, and after that it was all in the hands of Rick.

"I really had a good time with the acting stuff; it was great to work with Chris Valago as well. Some know him as the Heathen from Zimmer's Hole, he's the big FX banana in the Vancouver TV & Film industry, more importantly he's a good friend of mine so we got to sit and plan out the puking at great length, I'm really happy with how that turned out. As for the entire final product, I'm very happy with it, having everyone work together on something and have it turn out great is really satisfying.” More...

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Katatonia Added To "No Sleep Til" Tour

Sweden's Katatonia has checked in with the following announcement about joining the December "No Sleep Til" tour, which also features Megadeth, Parkway Drive, Atreyu, Suicide Silence, 3 Inches of Blood, and more:

"We're very pleased to announce one New Zealand and five Australian dates this coming December as part of the 'No Sleep Till Tour 2010.' Together with Megadeth, NOFX, Dropkick Murphys, Parkway Drive, Gwar, Alkaline Trio, among many others we´ll be rockin' out the land kangaroos and koalas for our first time ever. We couldn't be more excited! For a list of dates and venues please check this location. Ticket links will go up on September 9th."

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New Metal Songs Available On Rock Band This Week

This week's round up of metal tracks added to the Rock Band Network includes Evile and Five Finger Death Punch, along with 3 Inches of Blood and Testament coming to the PS3 version. The complete list of tracks added this week, along with the non-metal tracks, are as follows:

New to RBN on Xbox 360:

Freen in Green - "Ramp Truck"
Andy Timmons - "Deliver Us"
Jamestown Story - "Touche, Miss Indenial"
Evile - "Nosphoros"
XTT - "Divine"
Rodrigo y Gabriela - "Buster Voodoo"
RED9 - "Real Love"
Scratching The Itch - "Why Bother?"
Rose of Jericho - "Beautiful Machine"
Rod Kim - "Tomorrow She's Mine"
Scott Gehrett - "Black Cloud"
SexTon - "Burst Into Fears"
The Apples in Stereo - "Told You Once"
Done Lying Down - "Throughout"
HourCast - "Big Deal"
Five Finger Death Punch - "Hard To See" More...

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New Metal Tracks Available On Rock Band This Week

It's almost the weekend again, and that means new additions to the Rock Band Network to get your head banging before that terrible Monday rolls around. The most notable metal additions to this week's lineup are Meshuggah, Demon Hunter, and Wargasm. The complete list of new songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

The Apples in Stereo - "Dream About the Future"
Zoo Seven - "Painted"
Meshuggah - "Bleed"
Steel Train - "Turnpike Ghost"
XTT - "Cookie Monster"
Kiev - "Crooked Strings"
Rebelution - "Bright Side of Life"
Demon Hunter - "The World is a Thorn"
Made Avail - "Bury You Slowly"
The New Pornographers - "Crash Years"
Todd Thibaud - "Three Words"
RX Bandits - "Bled To Be Free (The Operation)"
The Raspberry Ants - "Janie"
Free Electric State - "Six Is One"
Jonathan Coulton - "Mandelbrot Set"
SexTon - "A Better Forever"
SOil - "The Lesser Man"
Wargasm - "Engine"
Spiral Trance - "The Me You See"
Charmaine - "Run" More...

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3 Inches Of Blood Announces Album Deluxe Edition

3 Inches of Blood has issued the following announcement about releasing a deluxe edition of the "Here Waits Thy Doom" album:

"Here Waits Thy Doom 'Deluxe Edition' comes out Tuesday 6/29 with a DVD and bonus covers Not Fragile (B.T.O) & Cities On Flame with Rock & Roll (B.O.C) & Daytona (ZEKE) We'll be selling them on Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this summer!"

The upcoming 3 Inches of Blood tour dates are as follows: More...

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Chthonic Confirmed for Japan's Loud Park Festival

Taiwanese black metal band Chthonic has been confirmed for this year's edition of Loud Park, the biggest metal festival in Japan. The festival is set to take place October 16-17 at Saitama Super Arena.

The line-up includes: Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, Motorhead, Angra, Dir En Grey, Edguy, Amon Amarth, 3 Inches of Blood and many more.

For more information, visit www.loudpark.com.

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Barn Burner Announces European Tour Dates

Canadian riff monsters Barn Burner are spending all of May touring Canada with 3 Inches of Blood and Goatwhore. In August and September they will be headlining their own tour throughout Europe. This is all in support of their new album, "Bangers," which was released on February 16, 2010 through Metal Blade Records.

Barn Burner European Tour
Aug 13 La Louvière, BEL - Taverne Du Theatre
Aug 14 Ieper, BEL - Ieper Summer Fest (performing)
Aug 15 Ieper, BEL - Ieper Summer Fest (hanging out)
Aug 16 TBA
Aug 17 Ludwigshafen, GER - Das Haus
Aug 18 Wuerzburg, GER - Immerhin
Aug 19 Leipzig, GER - Zoro
Aug 20 Berlin, GER - White Trash Fast Food
Aug 21 Giessen, GER - AK 44
Aug 22 Messancy, LUX - Rider's Park
Aug 23 Potsdam, GER - Black Fleck
Aug 24 Hamburg, GER - Hafenklang
Aug 25 Linkoping, SWE - Lorient Bar
Aug 26 Gavle, SWE - Intakto
Aug 27 Copenhagen, DK - Lades Kaelder
Aug 28 Essen, GER - Coffee Corner
Aug 29 Stuttgart, GER - TBA
Aug 30 TBA
Aug 31 Slavonice, CZ - Barak
Sep 01 Ljubljana, SLO - Channel Zero
Sep 02 Bologna, AUS - Lazzaretto
Sep 03 Vicenza, ITA - Sabotage Bar
Sep 04 Genzano (RM), ITA - Palarockness
Sep 05 Cremona (CR), ITA - Fuori Porta Pub
Sep 06 TBA
Sep 07 Bordeaux, FRA - Heretic Club
Sep 08 TBA
Sep 09 Leon, SPA - Taberna Belfast
Sep 10 Viana Do Castelo, POR - La Terrazza Club
Sep 11 Lisbon, POR - Casa de Lafoes
Sep 12 Madrid, SPA - Wurlitzer Ballroom
Sep 13 TBA
Sep 14 Barcelona, SPA - Sala Monasterio
Sep 15 Grenoble, FRA - Drak-Art

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3 Inches of Blood Updates European Tour Schedule

Vancouver's 3 Inches of Blood has added two more shows to the European tour this June:

Jun. 09 Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
Jun. 15 Southampton, UK - Joiners

Here are the rest of the upcoming 3 Inches of Blood tour dates:

May 12 London, ON - Call the Office
May 13 Toronto, ON - The Mod Club
May 14 Sudbury, ON - Serbian Centre and Club
May 16 Thunderbay, ON - The Office
May 16 Thunder Bay, ON - Black Pirates Pub
May 18 Saskatoon, SK - Louis' Pub
May 19 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
May 20 Kamloops, BC - Cactus Jacks
May 21 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
May 22 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
Jun. 08 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
Jun. 09 Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
Jun. 11 Copenhagen, Denmark - Copenhell Festival
Jun. 12 Leeuwarden, Netherlands - Dokk'em Open Air Festival
Jun. 13 Donnington, UK - Download Festival
Jun. 15 Southampton, UK - Joiners
Jun. 17 Eindhoven, Netherlands - Dynamo Club
Jun. 18 Jonschwil, Switzerland - Sonisphere Festival
Jun. 20 Budapest, Hungary - Petöfi Csarnok
Jun. 21 Krakow, Poland - Loch Ness Club
Jun. 22 Warsaw, Poland - Stodola
Jun. 23 Chemnitz, Germany - AJZ Talschock
Jun. 24 Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos-Saal
Jun. 25 Cologne, Germany - Underground
Jun. 26 Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting
Jul. 07 Magna, UT - The Great Saltair
Jul. 08 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Jul. 10 San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater
Jul. 11 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater
Jul. 12 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Jul. 13 Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheater
Jul. 14 Boise, ID - Idaha Center Amphitheater
Jul. 16 Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Jul. 17 Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion
Jul. 18 Englewood, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
Jul. 19 Kansas City, MO - Beauman Club
Jul. 20 Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul. 21 Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Jul. 23 Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
Jul. 24 Hartford, CT - The Comcast Theatre
Jul. 25 Montreal, QC - Parc Jean Drapeau
Jul. 27 Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center
Jul. 28 Holmdel, NJ - P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Jul. 29 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Jul. 30 Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul. 31 Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center
Aug. 01 Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre
Aug. 03 Raleigh, NC - Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Aug. 04 Virginia Beach, VA - Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Aug. 06 Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 07 Pittsburgh, PA - Post Gazette Pavilion At Star Lake
Aug. 08 Bristow, VA - Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
Aug. 09 Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
Aug. 10 Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre
Aug. 11 West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheater
Aug. 13 Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center
Aug. 14 Oklahoma City, OK - Zoo Amphitheatre

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Final Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgiums biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has confirmed the final bands for this years edition of the event. The biggest news is that Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, will be headlining the event on the Saturday. Other bands added to the bill include New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All, former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Hatebreed, Revamp, Oceans Of Sadness and Dear Superstar. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Friday: Aerosmith (Headliners)
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
Tarja Turunen
Steel Panther
Devin Townsend
Bleeding Through
The Devil's Blood
Ghost Brigade
Oceans Of Sadness
Revamp More...

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Malefice Announces European Tour Dates

English metal band MALEFICE from Reading has not only announced a tour through the UK with Warpath, but also some high profile support slots in mainland Europe as well as selected headliner shows.

MALEFICE tour dates as follows:

19/05/10 – UK – Dundee – Dexters (support: Warpath)
20/05/10 – UK – Middlesbrough – Crown (support: Warpath)
21/05/10 – UK – Leeds – Rios (support: Warpath)
22/05/10 – UK – London – Underworld (support: Warpath)
24/05/10 – UK – Wrexham – Central Station (support: Warpath)
28/05/10 – UK – Bournemouth – Champions (support: Warpath)
29/05/10 – UK – Plymouth – White Rabbit (support: Warpath)
30/05/10 – UK – Exeter – Cavern (support: Warpath)
17/06/10 – NL – Eindhoven – Dynamo w/ DevilDriver, 3 Inches Of Blood
20/06/10 – AT – Vienna – Arena w/ Anthrax
21/06/10 – PL – Warsaw – Stodola w/ DevilDriver, 3 Inches Of Blood
22/06/10 – PL – Krakow – Loch Ness Clubw/ DevilDriver, 3 Inches Of Blood
30/06/10 – CH – Luzern – Schurr w/ DevilDriver
01/07/10 – CH – Lausanne – Les Docks
05/07/10 – LU – Luxembourg – Rockhal
12/07/10 – FR – Lyon – Le Marche Gare
13/07/10 – FR – Colmar – Le Grillen
14/07/10 – DE – Leer – Zollhaus
17/07/10 – UK – Milton Keynes – Sno Bar
24/07/10 – UK – Petersfield – Gedfest
03/08/10 – NL – Hengelo – Metropol w/ Anthrax
18/09/10 – UK – Brighton – Mammothfest

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3 Inches of Blood Announces Canadian Tour

Vancouver's 3 Inches of Blood will embark on a Canadian tour with special guests Goatwhore this spring. Confirmed tour dates are as follows:

Apr. 29 Calgary, AB - Republik
Apr. 30 Regina, SK - Distrikt
May 01 Winnipeg, MB - Royal Albert
May 04 Ottawa, ON - Ritual
May 05 Quebec City, QC - Chez Dagobert
May 06 Fredericton, NB - Nicky Zee's (w/ Barn Burner)
May 07 Moncton, NB - Manhattan Club (w/ Barn Burner)
May 08 Halifax, NS - Paragon Theatre (w/ Barn Burner)
May 10 Rimouski, QC - Cactus Show Bar (w/ Barn Burner)
May 12 TBA
May 13 Toronto, ON - Mod Club
May 14 TBA
May 15 TBA
May 16 Thunder Bay, ON - Black Pirates Pub
May 18 Saskatoon, SK - Louis' Pub
May 19 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
May 20 TBA
May 21 TBA
May 22 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre

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