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MONDAY DECEMBER 8, 2008

The Weakerthans Announce Rolling Tundra Review 2009 with Constantines

The Weakerthans are pleased to announce The Rolling Tundra Revue 2009 Canadian National Tour.

Featuring Toronto's Constantines the tour will seek to build on the work the two bands have done on the road together. This extensive tour will take them from St John's Newfoundland across the entire country to Victoria BC then North to end in the city of Whitehorse, Yukon. Over the course of the tour the bands will be performing almost 30 concerts in 21 different cities. Expanding on the highly successful Inaugural Rolling Tundra Revue Tour of 2005 they have included St John's and Whitehorse to give Canadian audiences this unprecedented occurrence, rarely do artists of their stature take on a tour of this scope focusing on Canada alone.

Constantines have just released their 4th album Kensington Heights in partnership with a new label, Arts and Crafts and are expanding their audiences and continue to refine their artistic version of working man's Rock'n Roll.

The two critically acclaimed recording artists have previously joined forces on several concert tours. On the shows each act tries to raise the level of their performance to match or better the others. Joining them nightly will be a vast array of local and regional Canadian talent.

So many bands look for success and validation in the US, but a tour of this scale shows that it can be found here, in Canada.

After ten years together the momentum only continues to build and The Weakerthans launch this tour on the heels of their highly successful fourth album Reunion Tour. The 2007 Anti release has garnered critical accolades and enjoyed a fruitful year of awards from the XM Satellite Radio Award, the WCMA's as well as the SOCAN Echo prize for songwriting. Reunion Tour also made the heralded short list for the 2008 Polaris Prize. With these awards, and their history of craft and dedication The Weakerthans have affirmed their place in the pantheon of Canadian rock bands and songwriters. Their songs and reputation as a band have brought them from the margins to stand with their peers in the Canadian music industry.

The Weakerthans are sincerely looking forward to the Rolling Tundra Revue 2009 tour as a continuation of this success.

DATES:
March 19 - St. Johns - Club One
March 20 - Halifax - The Palace
March 22 - Sackville - George's Roadhouse
March 23 - Fredericton - UNB Ballroom
March 25 - Quebec City - Le Cercle
March 26 - Montreal - Le National
March 28 - Ottawa - Bronson Centre
April 1 - Toronto - The Phoenix
April 3 - London - Music Hall
April 4 - Guelph - River Run Centre
April 17 - Winnipeg - Burton Cummings Theatre
April 21 - Regina - Riddell Centre
April 22 - Saskatoon - Odeon Events Centre
April 23 - Edmonton - Winspear Centre
April 25 - Calgary - MacEwan Hall
April 26 - Banff - Wild Bill's
April 27 - Kelowna - Kelowna Community Theatre
April 30 - Victoria - Element
May 1 - Vancouver - The Commodore
May 2 - Vancouver - The Commodore
May 4 - Whitehorse- Yukon Arts Centre

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