ROAD TO MASSEY HALL NOW AVAILABLE IN CD FORM.
Is there “anything else” you need to hear about Rob Ford? Well, yes, there is.
Whitehorse recorded “Boss Man” in July, 2013 in response to the polarizing and questionable behaviour of Rob Ford in his time as mayor (conflict of interest, bike lanes, racial slurs, etc.), culminating in the Gawker and Toronto Star’s breaking story about the crack video. Who would have guessed, months later, they’d be releasing the song into today’s media maelstrom.
The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss continues to attract oodles of accolades, now in Quebec. The band recently played Pop Montreal to enthusiastic reviews. The Gazette wrote: “The two are always in motion, always communicating, always having a blast as they execute the choreography of their compositions, songs that range from emotive folk through roots and country to ringing rock. What they do is the farthest thing from easy, and yet they make it seem so.”
Whitehorse heads to la belle province this November for shows in Sherbrooke, Lac Megantic and Richmond.
SHERBROOKE, PQ: Bishop’s University – Centennial Theatre, Nov 8 – Tickets
LAC MEGANTIC, PQ: Auditorium de la Polyvalente Montignac, Nov 21
WATERLOO, PQ: Maison de la Culture de Waterloo, Nov 22
RICHMOND, QC: Centre d’Art de Richmond, Nov 23
See the band play live on Quebec’s music variety extravaganza, Belle et Bum – a totally live program that airs every Saturday at 9pm. Hmm, I wonder which member of Whitehorse will be cast as Belle, and which will be Bum? Tune in to find out, and to see Whitehorse make their Belle et Bum debut with the show’s impressive house band. The French version of Devil’s Got A Gun, titled Ephémère Sans Repère, will also be available on iTunes soon!
Catch Whitehorse opening for The Barenaked Ladies all over the USA this fall.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN: State Theatre, Oct 9
KANSAS CITY, MO: Uptown Theatre, Oct 10
ST. LOUIS, MO: Peabody Opera House, Oct 11
LOUISVILLE, KY: The Louisville Palace Theatre, Oct 12
LAKEWOOD, OH: Lakewood Civic Auditorium, Oct 16
NEW YORK, NY: Beacon Theatre, Oct 17
BETHLEHEM, PA: Sand Bethlehem Event Center, Oct 18
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ: Tropicana Casino, Oct 19
MUNHALL, PA: Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead, Oct 21
BLOOMINGTON, IN: IU Auditorium / University of Indiana, Oct 22
AUSTIN, TX: ACL Live @ Moody Theater, Oct 24
LAKE CHARLES, LA: L’Auberge Casino Resort, Oct 25
CLEARWATER, FL: Ruth Eckerd Hall, Oct 28
ORLANDO, FL: Hard Rock Live, Oct 29
HOLLYWOOD, FL: Hard Rock Live @ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Oct 30
CHATTANOOGA, TN: Tivoli Theatre, Nov 1
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL: St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Nov 2
KNOXVILLE, TN: Tennessee Theatre, Nov 3
WASHINGTON, DC: Lincoln Theatre, Nov 4
BUFFALO, NY: UB Center for the Arts, Nov 6
Whitehorse was so proud to be on this year’s Polaris Short List, and the Gala was a night to remember.
Check out their performance of a new instrumental song, “Hamilton Telegram Fallout Blues,” and “Devil’s Got A Gun” from The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss. Watch it here.
And, if you haven’t seen it, AUX made a great mini-doc about the making of the album, featuring interviews with Luke and Melissa at Catherine North Studio in Hamilton and writer/critic Michael Barclay. Check it out here.
WHITEHORSE OFFERS “EMERALD ISLE” (RECORDED LIVE AT MASSEY HALL) AS FUNDRAISER FOR BOSTON MARATHON VICTIMS AND FAMILIES
Distance makes the heart grow fonder & a little heavier sometimes. After spending two months away from my husband, both on separate tours on separate continents, I knew that I had to be there at the finish line as he completed his first marathon. This meant traveling from Australia to the UK, then back to Vancouver & then all the way to Abu Dahbi, all in the span of six days! Four years & four marathons later I have happily taken my place on these sidelines alongside mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, children & friends to cheer on our loved ones as they speed past. Every day on tour, whether it’s 100 degrees in Atlanta, GA or -35 in Regina, SK Luke hits the pavement to train for that final epic run.
Our day in Boston was one of sunshine & celebration. I stood at the 17 mile mark with our family, who had traveled near & far to be there for Luke as he reached his goal of running the legendary Boston Marathon. We waited in anticipation with big bright signs & coffees & the thump of top forty music playing from the fire station. We waved excitedly to the group across the street decked out in Canadian flags. As Luke rounded the corner, he added 3 seconds to his time to run over & give me a kiss.. and he was off!
Approximately three hours later the bombs exploded & shook the city to its core. People lost their lives, limbs, loved ones, others stumbled back to their hotels and homes in a state of shock. As we picked up our guitars the following week at the start of a tour we realized that ‘Emerald Isle’ had forever taken on new meaning. This song was inspired by a long run, but it is also a dedication to those who hold us up & push us forward; those who will follow us to the ends of the earth. No amount of heartache can take away from the sense of community we felt in Boston that day. This is our small way of saying thank you.
Purchase the live version of Emerald Isle, recorded at Massey Hall on March 2, 2013 HERE.
All proceeds will go to OneFundBoston at the end of 2013.
Six Shooter Records gets in the Record Day spirit with the label’s first-ever exclusive offering, a Whitehorse 7.”
Side A is a live recording of “Devil’s Got A Gun,” recorded at Catherine North Studio in Hamilton, ON (where The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss was made). The recording is a rare full-band performance, featuring Derek Downham (The Beauties) on drums, Anna Ruddick (Ladies of the Canyon) on bass and Chloe Doucet-Winkelman on backing vocals and keys.
Side B is Whitehorse’s take on a Veal classic. “Lipstick” brings Luke Doucet’s back-catalogue bossa nova gem back to life in humid Whitehorse fashion. The song showcases all that sweltering chemistry that has come to define Whitehorse on stage and on disc.
Look for the Whitehorse 7” at a fine independent retailer near you.
Whitehorse‘s road to Massey Hall officially begins as The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss tour is now underway across Canada. To mark the journey, Six Shooter Records announces a new live album, The Road To Massey Hall, a celebration of the venue’s history and a tribute to those legends that have made the iconic stage their own. Leading up to their headline debut at Massey – March 2, 2013 – Whitehorse will honour the greats with a series of songs and videos highlighting those who have come to be identified with Canada’s premiere venue through memorable performances and live recordings.
The first in the series is “Un Canadien Errant,” a folk song that presents a powerful idea of homeland as that which lives in the heart rather than on a map. The song has been treasured by French-speaking Canadians from the time of the Lower Canada Rebellion onward, and it speaks to the pain of exile and displacement. “Un Canadien Errant” has appeared on albums by foundational Canadian songwriters, including Ian and Sylvia and Leonard Cohen. Luke and Melissa first performed “Un Canadien Errant” for the soundtrack to indie breakout film “One Week.” Now, as Whitehorse, they have a new appreciation for its message of nomadic yet patriotic identity.
See Whitehorse perform “Un Canadien Errant”:
All songs from The Road To Massey Hall will be available on iTunes as of February 15, 2013. As well, limited edition poster prints with digital downloads will be sold at the merchandise table during The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss tour across Canada this winter.
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