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Wintersleep Tour


07/08/05
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(press release) Promoting the release of their sophomore album on Dependent Music, alt-rock group Wintersleep are set to hit the road, performing over 25 Canadian dates on their first national tour. Dates are as follows:

JULY

9 - Vancouver, BC - Media Club
10 - Whistler, BC - Boot Pub
12 - Calgary, AB - Hi-Fi Club
13 - Edmonton, AB - The Powerplant
14 - Regina, SK - The Exchange (All Ages)
15 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigos
16 - Winnipeg, MB - The Collective (All Ages)
18 - Thunder Bay, ON - The Apollo
20 - Sudbury, ON - Alder Hall (All Ages)
20 - Sudbury, ON - Townhouse Tavern
21 - Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe Tavern
22 - London, ON - Call The Office (All Ages)
23 - Hamilton, ON - The Underground (All Ages)
25 - Oshawa, ON - Catch 22
26 - Kingston, ON - The Grad Club
27 - Ottawa, ON - Zaphod Beeblebrox
28 - Montreal, PQ -Hemisphere Gauche

AUGUST
2 - Charlottetown, PE - Brennan's
3 - Moncton, NB - The Paramount
4 - Fredericton, NB - Bugaboo Creek
5 - Saint John, NB - Tapps
6 - Halifax, NS - The Attic
7 - New Glasgow, NS - North End Rec. Centre (All Ages)

" Appearing with Uncut and Sylvie July 8 - August 7

Wintersleep is Paul Murphy (vocals, guitar), Tim D'Eon (guitar), Loel Campbell (drums), Jud Haynes (bass) and Michael Bigelow (keys).

Hailing from Halifax, NS, the group released its untitled album in February 2005. Recorded at The Sonic Temple and Idea of East in Halifax, the album was produced by Wintersleep and Laurence Currie (Sloan, One Chord to Another) and features appearances from Dependent Music cohorts Brian Borcherdt and Jill Barber. Debuting on the national Top 200 sales charts, the album quickly rose to number three on the national campus radio charts, remaining in the top 30 for 14 consecutive weeks.

Untitled features eleven all-original tracks that range from the quiet and beautiful "People Talk", featuring only Murphy and an acoustic guitar; to the first single, "Danse Macabre", a full-on aggressive rock song. Its video, directed by Ghostmilk Studios' Shawn Wainsteim and shot in a Toronto hospital, has been featured on both MuchMusic and MusiquePlus.

Wintersleep has been a fixture on the Atlantic Canadian music scene since the release of their self titled debut album in 2002. Chart Magazine comments; this is "one of the most unique sounds to ever come out of the Maritimes...this band will take the country by storm." The band's first single, "Orca" went to the top ten on Maritime charts for nearly a year and became the most requested song ever in Q104's (Atlantic Canada's largest rock radio station) 20+ year history on air.

Having shared the stage and traveled the highways with notable independent acts such as Broken Social Scene, Stars, Constantines, The Rheostatics, Wooden Stars, Sam Roberts and Ron Sexsmith; Wintersleep is well adapted to the life of a performing and touring band, which is apparent in their energetic and emotional live show

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