The Trews Earn Gold Certification for Highway of Heroes

Continuing to build on the success of an incredible 10 year career, The Trews announce that their 2010 single, “Highway of Heroes,” has been certified Gold with sales of 40,000 digital downloads. This marks the band’s second Gold-selling single from their catalogue of hits, alongside “Hold Me In Your Arms” (2007). Previously, The Trews have had two albums achieve Gold status including their debut House of III Fame (2003) and Den of Thieves (2005).

“Highway of Heroes” was inspired by the 2006 death of Captain Nichola Goddard, the first Canadian female soldier killed in Afghanistan and a schoolmate of members of The Trews. The track refers to the stretch of Highway 401 in Ontario, between CFB Trenton and downtown Toronto, where hundreds gather on bridges and overpasses to mourn fallen soldiers. Available at iTunes.ca, all profits from sales of “Highway of Heroes” go directly to the Canadian Hero Fund, a charity that provides academic scholarships to the spouses and children of soldiers lost in combat.

News of the single going Gold, follows The Trews embarking on an extensive 2014 fall / winter tour dubbed Rise In The Wake. For more information about the tour and where to purchase tickets, visit www.thetrewsmusic.com.

The Trews “Rise In The Wake” Canadian Tour Dates:
* ‘An Evening With…’ (acoustic set and electric set, no support act)

November 6, 2014* Red Deer Memorial Centre Red Deer, AB
November 7, 2014 Slave Lake Inn & Conference Centre Slave Lake, AB
November 8, 2014 Wild Bill’s Legendary Saloon Banff, AB
November 10, 2014 Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg, MB
November 11, 2014 Trails West Inn Brandon, MB
November 14, 2014 O’Brians Event Centre Saskatoon, SK
November 15, 2014 Art Hauser Centre Prince Albert, SK
November 17, 2014 Better Than Fred’s Grande Prairie, AB
November 18, 2014 Better Than Fred’s Grande Prairie, AB
November 20, 2014 Union Hall Edmonton, AB
November 21, 2014 Flames Central Calgary, AB
November 22, 2014 Average Joe’s Lethbridge, AB
November 24, 2014* Tidemark Theatre Campbell River, BC
November 25, 2014 Port Theatre Nanaimo, BC
November 26, 2014 Sugar Nightclub Victoria, BC
November 28, 2014 Flashbacks Nightclub Kelowna, BC
November 29, 2014 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
December 1, 2014 Cactus Jack’s Kamloops, BC
December 2, 2014 Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre Medicine Hat, AB
December 3, 2014 Casino Regina Show Lounge Regina, SK
December 5, 2014 Crocks Thunder Bay, ON
December 11, 2014* Massey Hall Toronto, ON
December 12, 2014 The Ranch Barrie, ON
December 13, 2014 Sudbury Events Centre Sudbury, ON
December 31, 2014 Casino Nova Scotia Halifax, NS