Canadian band Stereos are ready to take U.S. audiences by storm. Even before the release of its self-titled debut release on Universal Canada, the band's first single for the party anthem "Summer Girl" was certified double platinum in digital downloads and debuted at No. 2 on the charts.
The full-length release went gold in only three months and is now headed to platinum status. "Summer Girl" will hit radio stateside on June 7th.
Teaming up with producer Gavin Brown (Three Days Grace, Billy Talent, Cancer Bats) for its stellar debut, the band is now embarking on a U.S. tour which kicks off May 13th in Santa Ana, CA.
An overnight success five years in the making, the band originally formed in Edmonton, Alberta circa 2005 as Stand By Me.
"We had everything written," singer Pat K. says of the band's genesis, "from our sound to how we wanted to look down before we even played our first show. We had 20 songs written before we even had members to play them. Unlike other bands, we were determined to compete and be better than the bands we saw on TV or heard on the radio. You can't think on a local level or that's all you'll ever be."
The band moved to Toronto and rechristened itself Stereos. The quintet (singer Pat K., guitarists Miles and Robb, bassist Daniel and drummer Aaron) has never wavered in it goal to be the best band around.
"I feel just as hungry now as when we were starting; booking our own shows," notes Pat. "We're set to attack the world and we are in it for the long-haul."
Pulling from R&B, hip-hop, reggae, rock, metal and punk into its self-described "crunk-rock" sound, Stereos is easily one of the most engaging and diverse bands out right now.
"Almost all genres are influential to the music we make," the charismatic lead singer points out. "We put all of these different genres together and filter them through a band."
May 13 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
May 14 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
May 15 - Mesa, AZ @ Badlands Music Venue
May 16 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
May 17 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
May 18 - El Paso, TX @ Club 101
May 20 – Austin, TX @ Emo's
May 21 – Dallas, TX @ The Loft
May 22 – Houston, TX @ Wired Live
May 23 - Metairie, LA @ The High Ground
May 25 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack
May 26 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
May 27 – Evansville, IN @ Boney Junes
May 28 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasant's
May 29 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Skate High
May 30 – Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
May 31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
June 1 – Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
June 2 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile
June 3 – Farmingdale, NY @ The Crazy
June 4 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
June 5 – Worcester, MA @ Upstairs at The Palladium
June 9 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Downunder
June 10 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
June 11 – Madison, WI @ The Loft
June 12 - Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4
June 14 - Des Moines, IA @ All Play
June 15 – Wichita, KS @ The OZ Cafe
June 16 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
June 17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
June 21 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
June 22 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
June 23 - Modesto, CA @ Modesto Virtual
June 24 - Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry's
June 25 - Palmdale, CA @ The Crossing
July 23 - Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario @ Kiwanis Community Centre Theatre