The Balconies Gear Up for a Busy Summer Joining The Trews for Tour Dates and Announce Appearances at Summerfest, Edgefest, and Ottawa Bluesfest
Photo: Courtney Lee Yip
The Balconies are ready to pack their bags and hit the road this summer with a series of dates announced with The Trews and U.S.S., along with performances at high-profile festivals such as Summerfest, Edgefest, and Ottawa Bluesfest. The Toronto-by-way-of-Ottawa trio has been quick to add dates from St. Catharines all the way to Montreal to their tour schedule for May. June includes a few performances south of the border, including dates in Chicago, New York City, and a set at this year’s Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
So far this year has been non-stop for The Balconies. The highly anticipated release of their Kill Count EP (Coalition/Warner) in late-February lead to an east coast Canadian tour and performances at South By Southwest in Austin, followed by the Canadian Music Week circuit to round out the month of March. On top of all that the group released their music video for their single ‘Kill Count’ in February which has been spinning on MuchLoud, while the single went on to be named one of SiriusXM’s ‘Best Songs of 2011’.
It’s no surprise that fans in their hometown of Ottawa voted The Balconies as ‘Best Pop/Rock/Dance Group’ on the Ottawa Xpress ‘Best of 2011’ list. Their mesmerizing and energetic live shows consistently leave fans smitten and have been known to convert nonbelievers nightly. Veterans to the festival touring scene, The Balconies have appeared at Pop Montreal and NXNE to name a few, and opened for the likes of Juliette Lewis, Land of Talk, Cold War Kids, Sloan, and more. Always gaining momentum, it’s looking like 2012 is the year The Balconies make their mark on the Canadian music scene. Tour dates and download links below.
Official music video for The Balconies’ “Kill Count”:
May 1 @ Mansion House, ST. CATHARINES
May 3 @ Le Divan Orange, MONTREAL (w/ The Trews)
May 5 @ The Ale House, KINGSTON (w/The Trews)
May 12 @ Underground, HAMILTON (*Spring MusicFest w/ U.S.S.)
May 30 @ The Tonic Room, CHICAGO, IL
Jun. 5 @ Arlene’s Grocer, NEW YORK CITY, NY (w/ U.S.S.)
Jun. 6 @ Piano’s, NEW YORK CITY, NY (*Early Showcase)
Jun. 28 @ U.S. Cellular Stage, MILLWAUKEE, WI (*SUMMERFEST)
Jul. 14 @ Downsview Park, TORONTO (**Edgefest)
Jul. 15 @ River Stage, OTTAWA (**RBC Royal Bank Ottawa Bluesfest)
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