The Wilderness of Manitoba kicks off its cross Canada tour with good friends Elliott Brood this Thursday in London at Call The Office followed by Mills Hardware in Hamilton (sold out!) and the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto. Joining founding member Will Whitwham in the ever evolving line-up are Raven Shields (Dear Sister), Mike Brushey (Jenn Grant) and Tavo Diez de Bonilla (Jenn Grant).
Happy holidays from the band and all the best in 2015! We had a great year in 2014; releasing our new album, Between Colours, touring Canada, performing at SXSW in Austin and being nominated for a JUNO. We will be joining our friends Elliott Brood for a new tour across Canada starting in January. We hope to see you at one of the shows!
Directed by Nathan Boey, the video for the Wilderness of Manitoba’s Leave Someone was picked as one the best new videos by CBC Music: http://music.cbc.ca/#!/blogs/2014/11/Kiesza-Dan-Mangan-Blacksmith-Rich-Aucoin-and-more-best-new-music-videos
The video also received some love from VIMEO in New York when it was made a staff pick: http://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/109777141
We are really excited to be returning to New York and playing the Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2) on Monday, October 20th. We’ll be onstage at 8:00 PM. This will be a great chance for people to get themselves warmed up for CMJ. So, if you are in New York, come on down to the Lower East Side!
First of all, we want to thank everyone who came out to our shows in the Maritimes! Hopefully, we’ll be back soon. This week, we continue the tour in support of our Between Colours album in Hamilton at the Casbah! Here are all of the Ontario dates:
Oct. 2 – Hamilton, the Casbah
Oct. 3 – Guelph, University of Guelph (afternoon)
Oct. 3 – Guelph, eBar (evening)
Oct. 10 – Oshawa, Moustache Club
Oct. 11 – Sarnia, Paddy Flaherty’s
Oct. 12 – Windsor, Phog Lounge
Oct. 14 – London, Call The Office
Oct. 16 – Toronto, Lee’s Palace
Oct. 17 – St. Catherine’s, Detour Music Hall
Oct. 18 – Ottawa, Maverick’s
Oct. 24 – Kingston, the Mansion
Oct. 25 – Bayfield, Black Dog Crafty Beer Festival
It’s been a lot of hard work, but, on September 16th, we will finally be able to share the results with you. Our new album, Between Colours, will be released in Canada by our good friends at Pheromone Recordings. Every band says that their latest album is their best and we are no exception! We will be announcing tour dates soon. So, check out this site as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages. We’re looking forward to seeing you in the fall!
Our friends at Indoor Shoes are presenting us in concert this coming Saturday night, July 19th, at the Station One Coffee House in Grimsby. It’s called the Firehall Concert Series and we’re looking forward to it after the whirlwind of this past weekend at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. We’re onstage at 9:30 PM. You can buy tickets here: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/592879
We are really excited to be returning to Winnipeg for the third time this year to play the Winnipeg Folk Festival. We played the Park Theatre back in February during our western tour and again in March during JUNOFest. Our performance is on Friday, July 11th at 3:00 PM on the Green Ash stage. We are also doing workshops on Saturday and Sunday. The one on Sunday is with Aimee Mann whom we toured with in California. That will be fun! We will be heavily featuring songs from our new album, Between Colours, which will be released in Canada on September 16th. Look forward to seeing you soon!
The Wilderness of Manitoba has been invited to perform at the Pheromone Recordings night on Saturday, June 21 at the Horseshoe in Toronto during NXNE. It should be a great evening of music with label mates the Joel Plaskett Emergency, Bidiniband, Mo Kenney and Steph Cameron also on the bill. The Wilderness of Manitoba is currently in the studio finishing up their fourth album for release in September of this year.
Next Friday, March 28th we’ll be returning to Winnipeg and the Park Theatre to play JUNOfest! We’re onstage at 11:00 PM. So, if you’re in the city, come and check us out! It should be a fun weekend with lots of great Canadian bands.