× The Sadies return to Europe for an extensive European tour

The Sadies return to Europe for an extensive European tour


The Sadies will be back in Europe for an extensive tour. 

The Sadies... Some writers are lucky enough to find a lane in which they thrive. John Prine’s superpower was his ability to place unthinkable catastrophes and faults of the human condition on the same aw, shucks playing field as tiny, humorous miscommunications of the heart. Anthony Kiedis … well, he can scat-rap his way through a scenario where his character, “Sir Psycho Sexy,” gets pulled over by an attractive female police officer and enacts a steamy story fit for a decent porno. Dallas Good of the legendary Toronto psychedelic-Americana band The Sadies had a specific “beat,” as well. It’s just unfortunate that his strongest subject matter was the uncertainty of the afterlife and the consequences waiting for us after our time on Earth.

With Dallas’ tragic passing earlier this year from heart complications, it was unclear if the band would ever record again. Their 2017 release Northern Passages felt like a perfect culmination of decades spent on the road engaging with a form of traditional American music that was designed to be conversational, pointing towards the past, but never scared to engage with the present. When the band announced they would be releasing their follow-up Colder Streams shortly after news of Dallas’ passing broke, fans were eager to hear what may be the final recordings from this group of once-in-a-generation musicians.

For those uninitiated into the immersive world of The Sadies, an abridged primer on the band: Since birth, Dallas and his brother Travis Good had been vessels for a kind of Americana music that can only be presented with absolute authenticity. Nephews of Brian and Larry Good, of Canadian bluegrass and country royalty The Good Brothers, they were born living and breathing this kind of music, able to effortlessly pull influences from the past in their original compositions with the grace of children switching between languages in a bilingual household. 

Along with bassist Sean Dean and drummer Mike Belitsky, the band has released a rock-solid catalog over their nearly 25 years as a hardworking band of road dogs. Their music has melded country, folk, garage rock and ’60s psychedelia so seamlessly that it sometimes takes a moment to realize that these genres are coming together within a single song. The band has been a fixture in the Canadian rock community, with numerous collaborations with artists like Neko Case, John Doe of X, Jon Spencer, Kurt Vile, and the late, great Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip

Find tour dates here:

18/10: London, UK - Oslo
19/10: Chester, UK - St Marys Creative Space
20/10: York, UK - The Crescent
21/10: Newcastle, UK - The Cluny 2
22/10: Brighton, UK - Green Door Store
25/10: Utrecht, NL - De Helling
26/10: Groningen, NL - Vera
28/10: Deventer, NL - Burgerweeshuis
29/10: Venlo, NL - Grenswerk
31/10: Kristiansand, NO - Vaktbua
01/11: Bergen, NO - Kulturhuset
02/11: Oslo, No - John Dee
03/11: Stockholm, SWE - Brooklyn Bar
04/11: Goteborg, SWE - Pustervik
05/11: Malmö, SWE - Folk Å Rock
09/11: Nürnberg, DE - K4 Kantine
10/11: Stuttgart, DE - Laboratorium
14/11: Valencia, ESP - 16 Toneladas
15/11: Barcelona, ESP - Apolo
16/11: Madrid, ESP - Sala La Riviera
17/11: Segovia, ESP - Octavo Arte
18/11: Logr┼Źno, ESP - Stereo
21/11: Bilbao, ESP - Kafe Antzoki
22/11: San Sebastian, ESP - Dabadaba
23/11: Oviedo, ESP - Sala Gong
24/11: Santander, ESP - Escenario Santander
25/11: Zaragoza, ESP - La Lata De Bombillas

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