FIVE ALARM FUNK ANNOUNCE THE 2017 SWEAT ALBUM RELEASE TOUR
NEW ALBUM SWEAT OUT MARCH 3
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INSTANT GRAT TRACK DDPP
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TORONTO, ON - February 8, 2017 - 22 shows in 27 days - no problem! Vancouver-based groove masters FIVE ALARM FUNK are ready to take Canada by storm this spring with their energetic live tour. "We're a live band. We live on the stage;" shares frontman Tayo Branston. With six national tours under their belt, these 8 musicians define road warriors. Kicking off in Kamloops, BC on March 14, the tour includes stops in Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, and wrapping it up with a big hometown show on May 27th at The Commodore. Tour dates listed below. Their new album, Sweat, will drop on March 3rd and is available now for pre-order at http://bit.ly/FAFSweat, with lead track DDPP as an instant grat. Exclaim.ca will exclusively premiere the lyric video for DDPP on Monday, February 13 @ 10am EST.
What's The Story about Five Alarm Funk?
First of all - don’t be fooled by their name: there’s more to Five Alarm Funk than funk. Over a decade into creating music, FIVE ALARM FUNK--Tayo Branston (drums/vocals), Gabe Boothroyd (guitar), Oliver Gibson (guitar), Jason Smith (bass), Thomas Towers (congas), Carl Julig (timbales), Eli Bennett (saxophone) and Kent Wallace (trumpet)--remains as impossible as ever to put into a box. Although they are rooted in the style that gives the outfit its name, FIVE ALARM FUNK thrives on being able to transcend genre by seamlessly mixing in elements of gypsy rock, Afro-funk, Latin, ska, punk and even prog-metal.
Need proof? Take a listen to any of Five Alarm Funk’s studio albums, which include Anything Is Possible (winner of Instrumental Album of the Year at the 2011 Western Canadian Music Awards), Rock the Sky (which was nominated for Instrumental Recording of the Year at the 2013 WCMAs and Instrumental Album of the Year at that year’s JUNO Awards), and Abandon Earth (winner of Instrumental Recording of the Year at 2015 WCMAs).
FAF's sixth studio LP, Sweat, is an epic collection of 12 new tracks, produced by Ben Kaplan (Mother Mother, Biffy Clyro). With the new album in hand, FAF has big plans to take on the entire planet.
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SWEAT 2017 CANADIAN TOUR
Tues, March 14 - Kamloops, BC - Blue Grotto
Wed, March 15 - Banff, AB - Wild Bill’s
Thurs, March 16 - Edmonton, AB - The Needle
Fri, March 17 - Saskatoon, SK - Capitol Music Club
Sat, March 18 - Winnipeg, MB - The Pyramid
Sun, March 19 - Thunder Bay, ON - Crock’s
Wed, March 22 - Hamilton, ON - The Casbah
Thurs, March 23 - Windsor, ON - The Rondo
Fri, March 24 - London, ON - London Music Hall
Sat, March 25 - Sarnia, ON - Paddy Flaherty’s
Sun, March 26 - Peterborough, ON - Red Dog Tavern
Wed, March 29 - Waterloo, ON - Maxwell’s
Thurs, March 30 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
Sat, April 1 - Sarnia, ON - Paddy Flaherty’s
Wed, April 5 - Regina, SK - O'Hanlon's
Thur, April 6 - Whitecourt, AB - Eagle River Casino
Fri, April 7 - Calgary, AB - Dicken’s Pub
Sat, April 8 - Golden, BC - Rockwater
Fri, April 14 - Victoria, BC - Sugar
Sat, April 15 - Victoria, BC - Sugar
Sat, May 27 - Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom