THE TOM FUN ORCHESTRA Announces More Tour Dates! ~ Upcoming Run Includes East Coast Canada, Ontario, and Ireland ~
“You Will Land With A Thud” Album Stream Available Here: www.tomfun.ca/streamer
Friday, March 28, 2008 (Toronto, ON) – On the heels of stellar performances at Canadian Music Week 2008 and the 2008 East Coast Music Awards, along with the recent release of their heavily-anticipated debut record “You Will Land With a Thud” (produced by Gordon Gano, Violent Femmes), the 9-member folk rock n’ roll explosion known as The Tom Fun Orchestra now announces a slew of new tour dates!
Included in the upcoming run is a jaunt around the East Coast, a sweep through Ontario and a trip across the pond to Ireland for The Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival.
Just one month out of the gate since the release of “You Will Land..”, the reviews have been pouring in, unanimously heralding the up-and-coming folk rockers from Cape Breton Island as ‘the next big thing’ to emerge from the burgeoning East Coast music scene. To boot, the band peaked at #7 on the national CBC Radio 3 Top 30 Charts last week!
After two hugely successful nights at CMW 2008 earlier this month – from a packed house and line-up down the street at the Dakota Tavern, to a wildly energetic 4am set at the Horseshoe Tavern – The Tom Fun Orchestra left quite an impression on music critics and fans alike, even garnering a nod from U.K. tastemaker Clash Magazine, who named TFO ‘One of The Top 10 Emerging Bands in Canada’ after catching the band’s Dakota Tavern CMW set.
THE TOM FUN ORCHESTRA ON TOUR
April 5 – Halifax, NS – The Marquee
April 9 – Antigonish, NS – Pat’s Place
April 10 – Sackville, NB – George’s Roadhouse
April 11 – Charlottetown, PEI – Hunter’s Ale House
April 12 – Saint John, NB – Elwoods
April 22 – Hamilton, ON – The Casbah
April 23 – London, ON – Call The Office
April 24 – Peterborough, ON – Red Dog Tavern
April 25 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
May 1 –Mullingar, Meath – The Stables
May 2-4 – Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival
“Definitely one of the most interesting albums to come from the East Coast or anywhere else in Canada” – NOW Magazine
“One of the most anticipated albums of 2008”- CBC Radio 3
“Cape Breton’s Tom Fun Will Be Huge” – Times & Transcript
“While the Dakota Tavern was hardly accommodating…it didn’t stop Nova Scotia’s latest gem from beating, stomping, and wailing into the small at-capacity venue…Their twang-filled blend of folk Celtic country jazz, with front-man Johnny Turbo’s growl-y Tom Waits impression leading the pack, made everyone a believer – Exclaim! Magazine
“…poised to become the East Coast’s newest buzz band” – Daily Gleaner
“Tom Fun put on the best live show on the East Coast” – [here] New Brunswick
“I am amazed that they are not (yet) international sensations.” – NovaNewsNow.com
“Tom Fun’s recent album is being heralded as one to hear…immediately” – Toronto Unplugged