Barenaked Ladies Celebrate Canada Day With “The Long Weekend” EP

Like every other Canadian, Barenaked Ladies plan on celebrating Canada Day with a long weekend. But, in the Barenaked Ladies case, The Long Weekend EP is the name of their new EP being released on Canada Day, July 1st. The four track collection features acoustic versions of “Odds Are” and “Smile” from their 2013 album Grinning Streak and an acoustic take on “Blame It On Me” from their certified diamond debut album, Gordon. The EP is rounded out with a live version of their new single, “Did I Say That Out Loud?” The band will be shooting a video for “Did I Say That Out Loud?” in Toronto next week.

The first of a series of webisodes previewing the album was posted on the band’s website earlier today.

Barenaked Ladies will celebrate the release of The Long Weekend EP with a live show on Canada Day in Charlottetown, P.E.I. The July 1st show is the kickoff to an extensive North American tour that includes 6 Canadian dates. See listing of Canadian tour dates below. A full North American tour itinerary can be seen here.

The BARENAKED LADIES’ featuring (guitarist/vocalist Ed Robertson, bassist/vocalist Jim Creeggan, keyboardist/vocalist Kevin Hearn and drummer/vocalist Tyler Stewart) have sold over 14 million albums worldwide and have won eight Juno awards and earned multiple Grammy nominations. Known for such hits as “One Week,” “Pinch Me, “Brian Wilson,” “If I Had $1,000,000” and many more, the band also penned the theme song for the hit CBS series, “The Big Bang Theory” and earlier this year The Barenaked Ladies and astronaut Chris Hadfield collaborated for the first space-to-earth musical performance, debuting an original song “Is Somebody Singing.” The Barenaked Ladies live shows have become legendary with their hilarious on-stage banter and impromptu raps/songs

Barenaked Ladies Canadian tour dates:

JULY 1 CHARLOTTETOWN Event Grounds
JULY 4 MONTREAL Jazz Fest/Metropolis
JULY 11 OTTAWA Bluesfest
JULY 30 SASKATOON, SK Delta Bessborough Gardens
SEPT. 5 KELOWNA, BC Cedar Creek Winery
SEPT. 6 VANCOUVER Malkin Bowl