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TUESDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2011

The Weakerthans Announce Special Shows

Celebrated indie rock poet laureates The Weakerthans will be performing a series of special shows in both San Francisco and New York this coming December. The nearly sold out concerts will commemorate the acclaimed group’s albums, Left and Leaving and Fallow, which are currently being re-released on Epitaph Records.

Each night will be dedicated to one of the band’s beloved albums. This is the first time the group’s entire catalogue has been available under a single label. Epitaph will also be introducing an assortment of new-re issued Weakerthans related merch, that revisits items from the past.

Founded in 1997 out of the Winnipeg-punk-scene, the Weakerthans have deep roots in the thriving North American indie scene. The band is revered for both their powerfully melodic folk punk sound and the vivid and inspired imagery of their lyrics.

Critical Acclaim For The Weakerthans

"This is investigative journalism with a heart of compassion, a steady back-beat and four buzzing power chords. If such a prize existed, it would be the leading candidate for this year's Punk Pulitzer." - Paste

"The band sounds richer than ever....it's not hard to imagine Death Cab for Cutie fans falling in love with this album. From "Night Windows" to "Civil Twilight" these songs are full of characters and tunes that stick. Maybe you're not eager for another melancholy song about the life of a touring musician, but on an album this engrossing, this good, you take what you can get." - New York Times

"Every Weakerthans album has moments that provoke cries of "Why aren't these guys huge?" But those are inevitably followed by moments that make it abundantly clear why they're not. And that's not a dig: The Winnipeg-based folk punks' willingness to juxtapose propulsive riffs and hooky choruses with self-consciously skewed tales of disaffected house cats and dead NHL goaltenders is what makes them endearing. – SPIN

Weakerthans Live Dates:

2011-11-30 The Independent San Francisco CA
2011-12-01 The Independent San Francisco CA
2011-12-02 The Independent San Francisco CA
2011-12-03 The Independent San Francisco CA
2011-12-07 Bowery Ballroom New York NY
2011-12-08 Bowery Ballroom New York NY
2011-12-09 Bowery Ballroom New York NY
2011-12-10 Bowery Ballroom New York NY

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