THE HARPOONIST & THE AXE MURDERER ANNOUNCE 2018 TOUR DATES IN TORONTO, VANCOUVER, EDMONTON, CALGARY AND MORE
JUNO AWARD NOMINATED BC DUO’S APOCALIPSTICK UP FOR THREE MAPLE BLUES AWARDS
On the heels of three Maple Blues Award nominations, the always road-ready BC duo, The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer have announced 2018 tour dates. They will continue to support their acclaimed new album Apocalipstick with performances in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. All tour dates are listed below.
The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer’s Apocalipstick “came together from the desire for companionship, the endless pursuit of tone, the strength and glue of family, and above all, the love and admiration for each other’s skills,” claim The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer. “Whether it was operating a tape machine with Jedi precision, creating meals that fuelled us, or belting out glass shattering ‘ohs’ and ‘ahs’, it was the elbow grease of many individuals that brought this project to life.”
Apocalipstick is framed by psychedelic landscapes and world-ending jam-outs. The JUNO Award nominated duo of The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer, aka Shawn Hall and Matt Rogers, ignite the gritty, blues-rock grooves they have been recognized for by adding drummer John Raham (The Be Good Tanyas) and keyboardist Geoff Hilhorst (The Deep Dark Woods) into the melting pot as well as the golden sounds of Dawn Pemberton, Andrina Turenne, Alexa Dirks (Begonia), Ben Rogers, Khari Wendell McClelland, Erik Nielsen, and Ricardo Khayatte. Add equal parts soulful, sweaty vocals, and biting nasty guitar and you have an album perfect for any doomsday date-night.
Hall and Rogers have received considerable recognition in the last few years. Their previous album, A Real Fine Mess, was nominated for a JUNO Award as Blues Album Of The Year, Video of the Year, and Best Blues Album at the Western Canadian Music Awards, and the duo were also nominated for four Maple Blues Awards and won Blues Act of the Year at the SiriusXM Indies in 2013. They’ve also had songs featured on television shows such as the ‘The Good Wife’, ‘Blue Bloods’, and the aptly named TV movie ‘Lizzie Borden Took An Axe’.
Jan 13 – Toronto, ON – The Great Hall
Feb 2 – North Vancouver, BC – Centennial Theatre
Feb 8 – Camrose, AB – Bailey Theatre
Feb 9 – Edmonton, AB – St. Basils Cultural Centre
Feb 10 – Turner Valley, AB – Beneath The Arch
Feb 17 – Calgary, AB – Block Heater Festival