Walk Off the Earth – the acclaimed Juno Award-winning multi-platinum pop band known for their innovative covers and catchy originals – have announced a slew of summer tour dates in their native Canada for June 2020. The band will play six shows in support of their current hit album HERE WE GO!, which recently debuted at #3 on Nielsen’s Top Canadian Albums Chart. The summer tour will be an intimate and interactive experience that the band says will be nothing like fans have seen before and will include performances at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage (June 26) and at Festival International de Jazz de Montréal.
Additionally, Walk Off the Earth will be heading to Atlantic Canada playing Halifax on June 11 and on June 12 and 13, the band will give special benefit performances in Saint John and Moncton respectively, which will benefit the Heart and Stroke Foundation in New Brunswick. For over 60 years, Heart and Stroke has been dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke and their tireless work has saved thousands of lives and improved the lives of millions of others.
Walk Off the Earth recently released their latest album HERE WE GO! that debuted at #1 on Nielsen’s Pop Album Chart in the United States, #3 on Canada’s Top Albums Chart, and debuted in the Top 10 (at #6) on Billboard’s Album Sales Chart. The album, which is the band’s fifth studio effort, marks their first major release in over 4 years and since the unexpected loss of band member Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor late last year. HERE WE GO! features the band’s current hit single “I’ll Be There” that has become a streaming sensation worldwide and is making its way up the Hot AC and Top 40 radio charts in the U.S. and Canada.
Juno Award-winning and multi-platinum phenomenon, Walk Off the Earth, is currently taking the world by storm. Based just outside of Toronto, the band gained worldwide attention with their brilliant 5-people-playing-one-guitar interpretation of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” exploded on YouTube, garnering over 187 million views. Since then, the band has released a string of successful original songs including, “Red Hands” (#1 at AAA), “Fire In My Soul” and “Rule The World” (multi-platinum in Canada); sold out venues across the globe, from Red Rocks to Wembley, and collaborated with some of the biggest artists in the world including Keith Urban, Snoop Dogg, Nicky Romero, and Steve Aoki. In 2018, the band won a Streamy Award for Best Cover Song with their interpretation of Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You.” They also released a holiday EP, Subscribe to the Holidays, that charted as the #1 independent release in Canada for the last week of November.
Late last year, the band faced a major and unexpected loss with the sudden death of band member Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor. Mike’s incredible ability behind the keys gave the band a sturdy foundation to soar and create. In the wake of Mike’s passing, and with much difficult consideration, the band decided to move forward and use their platform to honor and share the extraordinary legacy he left behind.
The continued chemistry between band members Gianni, Sarah, Joel, and Marshall is undeniable. With Joel’s driving and prolific percussion work and Gianni, Sarah, and Marshall’s captivating vocal styling and melodic arrangements, 2019 continues to be a year full of new music with the release of the band’s highly anticipated fifth studio album HERE WE GO! available now via Golden Carrot Records/The Orchard. Walk Off the Earth’s independent spirit, unstoppable work ethic, and awe-inspiring creativity have catapulted the band to new and uncharted waters with only bigger and better things on the horizon.
WALK OFF THE EARTH UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES
June 11 – Halifax, NS – Cunard Centre
June 12 – Saint John, NB – Harbour Station
June 13 – Moncton, NB – Molson Canadian Centre at Casino NB
June 20 – Sarnia, ON – Suncor Agora
June 26 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
June 28 – Montreal, QC – Montreal Jazz Festival