Big Wreck fans from the 90s were stoked when the band reunited this year and released the album "Albatross," and now they've announced a Canadian tour. Starting in Halifax on November 16th, the band will makes its way across the country stopping in bigger cities like Quebec City, Moncton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, and Vancouver, as well as holding gigs in smaller places such as Kitchener, Lloydminster, Estevan, and Dawson Creek. Tickets will go on sale on September 21st.
However, before heading back on tour, Big Wreck will be headlining the 2012 Casby Awards in their hometown of Toronto, which takes place at The Sound Academy on September 27, 2012. Big Wreck/Albatross is nominated for two awards that evening for Favourite New Single and Favourite New Album. You can vote here.
Meanwhile, the hardcore Juno-award winning band Alexisonfire, who hail from St. Catharines, Ontario, are embarking on their final Farewell Tour. After playing a number of gigs in London, Brazil, and Australia, they'll be making their way to home soil for shows in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, and wrapping things up in Hamilton on December 30th at Copps Coliseum.
“We were tossing out a bunch of ideas and places and Copps was on the list. Obviously my vote was for Hamilton,” said George Pettit to CBC News, the band's frontman who calls Hamilton home. “I moved to Hamilton fresh out of my parents' place. I have a real affinity for it. It's kind of an underdog city.”