Canadian rockers The Trews are set to showcase their quieter side with an acoustic tour of western Canada and Ontario this coming February and March (see full schedule below).
To coincide with these dates, the band is re-issuing their 2009 live acoustic album Friends & Total Strangers in a deluxe expanded edition, out November 27, 2015 via Home Music Canada / Entertainment One. The remastered set will include four previously unreleased tracks from The Trews’ January 2009 sessions at Glenn Gould Studios in Toronto: “Every Inambition,” “Makin’ Sunshine,” “No Time For Later,” and “Not Ready To Go.” Friends & Total Strangers will also be available on vinyl for the first time, as a double LP (available on tour in 2016) that can be purchased online or at the shows.
Lead guitarist John-Angus MacDonald produced all tracks on Friends & Total Strangers and recent production credits include JUNO nominated album The Union by The Glorious Sons which spawned the #1 single, “The Contender” at Active Rock Radio (Mediabase) this past month.
The Trews have also confirmed that their Feb. 18 and 19 shows at Festival Place in Sherwood Park, Alberta, as well as the Feb. 20 date at Flames Central in Calgary, will include Black Crowes co-founder Rich Robinson as special guest on the bill. John-Angus MacDonald says, “we’re very excited that Rich Robinson will be joining us for those three dates. We are big fans of Rich’s solo work and are thrilled to have him on the bill with us. We did a little collaborating with Rich on the Thank You And I’m Sorry EP a couple years back and it will be great to play with him again.”
“As a band we are really looking forward to these upcoming acoustic dates. There’s been a new album since we last toured acoustically (2014’s The Trews) and we’ve been doing a lot of writing so there’s plenty of new material to draw on when compiling the set lists. It’s always a great way for us to shake things up.”
Comprised of lead vocalist/guitarist Colin MacDonald, lead guitarist John-Angus MacDonald, bassist Jack Syperek and drummer Gavin Maguire, The Trews have been one of Canada’s most successful rock bands of the past decade, earning an incredible 16 Top 10 Rock radio singles (including two #1’s), two Gold-certified albums (House Of Ill Fame; Den Of Thieves), 2 Gold-certified singles (“Hold Me In Your Arms”; “Highway of Heroes”) and numerous JUNO Award nominations.
To date, The Trews have played over 1,000 shows worldwide, on their own as well as supporting the Rolling Stones, KISS, Robert Plant, Guns ‘n Roses, Kid Rock and Bruce Springsteen.
The Trews Canadian Acoustic Tour Dates 2016
|February 13, 2016||Max Centre||Drayton Valley, AB|
|February 14, 2016||Red Deer Memorial Centre||Red Deer, AB|
|February 16, 2016||Performing Arts Centre||Grande Prairie, AB|
|February 18, 2016||Festival Place||Sherwood Park, AB|
|February 19, 2016||Festival Place||Sherwood Park, AB|
|February 20, 2016||Flames Central||Calgary, AB|
|February 21, 2016||Sundre Arts Centre||Sundre, AB|
|February 23, 2016||Vic Juba Theatre||Lloydminster, AB|
|February 24, 2016||Southminster United Church||Lethbridge, AB|
|February 26, 2016||Casino Regina||Regina, SK|
|February 27, 2016||Broadway Theatre||Saskatoon,SK|
|March 2, 2016||The Living Arts Centre||Mississauga, ON|
|March 3, 2016||Centre for the Performing Arts||Oakville, ON|
|March 4, 2016||Centre for the Performing Arts||Richmond Hill, ON|
|March 5, 2016||St.Clair College Capitol Theatre||Chatham, ON|
|March 8, 2016||Charles W. Stockey Centre||Parry Sound, ON|
|March 10, 2016||Performing Arts Centre||St.Catherines, ON|
|March 11, 2016||Hamilton Public Library||Hamilton, ON|
|March 12, 2016||London Music Hall||London, ON|