The Sheepdogs announce headline tour

Posted on 11 March 2016
By Khyle Deen
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Canadian rockers The Sheepdogs have today announced details for an 18 date UK and European headline tour set to run through March and April 2016.

The tour – which takes in nine UK shows including London Dingwalls on April 5 – comes close on the tail of a successful support stint for The Sheepdogs opening up for The Temperance Movement across their UK January tour. Tickets are on sale from 9am GMT on January 26 2016.

The Sheepdogs’ much-praised fifth album, Future Nostalgia is out now via Dine Alone Records (City and Colour, BRONCHO). Mixed by Vance Powell (Jack White) in Nashville, the collection brings the band back to their 70s-rock inspired roots and is the follow up to their self-titled, award-winning album in 2012 (produced by The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney). Produced by lead vocalist and songwriter Ewan Currie alongside engineer Matt Ross-Spang (engineer at Memphis’ Sun Studios) Future Nostalgia was recorded in the quiet and idyllic setting of Stony Lake, Ontario, a conscientious choice by the band to ensure they kept all distractions at bay and the recording process as natural as possible.

The band, comprised of Currie, Ryan Gullen (bass/vox), Sam Corbett (drums/vox) and Shamus Currie (keys/horns/vox) set up camp for several weeks in a cottage in the remote country where they trucked in equipment to build a studio in order to record their latest effort. “We worked from morning ‘til night, but we kept it loose, had a real good time, and came away with a rock n’ roll record” says Currie.

Formed in Saskatoon, The Sheepdogs have followed in the footsteps of Canadian rock legends including Neil Young, The Band and The Guess Who with a bold take on classic guitar rock and polished retro sound. The band came into the national spotlight in 2011 as the first unsigned band to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone, which led to a performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and a special appearance on Project Runway. A live favourite, The Sheepdogs have played at numerous festivals and headlined tours across North America, including performances at Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza, as well as opening for acts like Kings of Leon, and sharing the stage with Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte and Justin Long at Stones Fest.

For their last self-titled LP, The Sheepdogs worked with Patrick Carney of The Black Keys to produce the collection, which debuted at No. 1 on the Canadian Top 200 SoundScan Chart, and garnered three No. 1 singles. The band has also won four JUNO awards, and been nominated for seven over their impressive career.

March 30 NEWCASTLE Cluny
March 31 GLASGOW Stereo
April 1 LEEDS Wardrobe
April 2 BIRMINGHAM Rainbow
April 3 NORWICH Arts Center
April 4 MANCHESTER Night & Day
April 5 LONDON Dingwalls
April 6 CARDIFF Globe
April 7 PORTSMOTUH Wedgewood Rooms
April 8 BELGIUM Brussells, A B Club
April 9 NETHERLANDS Zwolle Hedon
April 10 NETHERLANDS Hengelo Metropool
April 12 GERMANY Bremen MS Treue
April 13 GERMANY Köln Gebäude 9
April 14 GERMANY Düsseldorf FFT
April 15 GERMANY Frankfurt Zoom
April 17 GERMANY Berlin Roadrunners
April 18 GERMANY Hamburg Rock Café