THE TOM FUN ORCHESTRA Announces More Tour Dates! ~ Upcoming Run Includes East Coast Canada, Ontario, and Ireland ~

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:

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.



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.” –

“Tom Fun’s recent album is being heralded as one to hear…immediately” – Toronto Unplugged

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