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the Wilderness of Manitoba to play inaugural New Traditions Festival on Toronto Island this Saturday, June 30th
The Wilderness of Manitoba will be performing at the first annual New Traditions Festival on Toronto Island this coming Saturday, June 30th. The festival takes place on the beautiful grounds of the Artscape Gibraltar Point, and is presented by the Whippersnapper Gallery and Fedora Upside-Down. The band will be appearing on the main stage at 7:30 PM. Tickets are almost sold out. If you don’t want to miss this event, you can buy tickets in Toronto at Soundscapes, Rotate This, Pretty Freedom, Sunrise Records (336 Yonge St) and La Palette or online at https://
We’re happy to announce that, as part of the Wilderness of Manitoba’s UK and Dutch summer tour, the band will be playing the legendary Paradiso club in Amsterdam on August 3rd. The former church building was converted to a “youth entertainment centre” in 1968 and, since then, has hosted a variety of artists including the Velvet Underground, Pink Floyd, U2, the Cocteau Twins, David Bowie and Arcade Fire among many others.
This Friday, June 1, the Wilderness of Manitoba plays its first official Toronto date of the summer. They will be performing at the Steam Whistle and the band will be onstage at 10:30 PM. This show will mark the live debut of singer/violinist Amanda Balsys who will also be accompanying Will, Scott, Stefan and Sean on their upcoming UK and Netherlands tour. She is one of the female singers who sang on the band’s new album. For fans in the Toronto area who come to the show, you can expect to hear a lot of the new songs. The bill is rounded out by Amos The Transparent from Ottawa and Cai.ro from Toronto and it’s all for a good cause as 100% of the door will be going towards the Artists Health Center Foundation.
WOMAD announced on Friday that the Wilderness of Manitoba will be joining such artists as the Sensational Shape Shifters featuring Robert Plant, Ane Brun and Jimmy Cliff at this year’s festival in beautiful Charlton Park in Wiltshire. In addition to its performance at WOMAD on July 27th, the band will be making its Netherlands debut at the In Vervoering Festival in Utrecht on August 5th. In between, they will be playing UK shows in London, Brighton, Brixton, Cambridge, Birmingham, Colchester and Cheltenham. This will be the Wilderness of Manitoba’s 4th trip to the UK in the past 2 years.
The Wilderness of Manitoba will be performing in Austin next week and have added another show in addition to their official showcase. They will be playing Canada House (Trinity Hall) on 6th Street East on Saturday, March 17th at noon. For those of you up for an early St. Patrick’s Day celebration, there will be free food and drink on hand (!). The band will also be previewing songs from their recently completed third album.
The Wilderness of Manitoba has been invited to perform at this year’s SXSW in Austin, Texas. The band played Austin on the Rasputina tour last year, but this will be their first time at SXSW. The band’s official showcase is on Thursday, March 15th at the Velveeta Room and they will be onstage at 9:00 PM.
The Wilderness of Manitoba started recording their new album at Revolution Recording in Toronto on January 2nd. The plan is to record eighteen songs and then pick the best eleven or twelve. So, there will enough tracks left over for bonus tracks and maybe even an EP later in the year. For fans of Hymns of Love & Spirits and When You Left The Fire, the band will be recording vocals and overdubs in their basement studio on Delaware Avenue. It’s winter in Canada so expect the return of ambient furnace sounds! They will then move back to Revolution in February to record keyboards and mix.
“Orono Park” is featured on the new Glamour Kills mixtape! You can download the mixtape with your purchase of any specially tagged Glamour Kills clothing at your local Zumiez. Redeem it here with your unique pin code.
The Wilderness of Manitoba is heading to Germany and the UK later this month to support the release of the new “Orono Park” EP!
9/20 @ 8:15PM NBI Club – Kulturbrauerei Berlin, Germany
9/23 @ 4:30PM Kukuun – Reeperbahn Festival (Canadian Blast Showcase) Hamburg, Germany
9/23 @10:15PM Hasenschaukel – Reeperbahn Festival (Official Showcase) Hamburg, Germany
9/24 @ 5:10PM East Stage Spielbudenplatz – Reeperbahn Festival (Hardfacts Unplugged Sessions) Hamburg, Germany
9/26 @ 7PM The Edge Birmingham, UK
9/27 @ 9:15PM Tamesis, Embankment Dock (Stroke Your Beard Presents) London, UK
9/28 @ 9:30PM Slaughtered Lamb (Pull Up The Roots Presents) London, UK