Sunparlour Players set to tour Canada with Luke Doucet.
Toronto — Toronto’s favourite raucous three-piece, Sunparlour Players, are set to embark on a tour of Western Canada as support to Luke Doucet. The band will also be performing select headline shows before and after the tour (dates below). The Sunparlour Players will also have a new batch of their infamous preserves available for purchase at the shows including the now legendary ‘Handsome Strong Mustard’. After the tour the band will return to writing material for their as-yet-untitled third album which is slated for release in 2011.
Meanwhile, Sunparlour Players frontman, Andrew Penner, is participating in the Global Cabaret Festival’s Tom Waits Songbook Concert at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto on September 30th (tomorrow) and October 1st. Tickets and details for the concert can be found here. Andrew is also scheduled to head to Europe in November as the musical director of the acclaimed Toronto play The Book of Judith which will be premiering in the UK in November.
In 2009, Sunparlour Players released their second album Wave North (Outside Music), which was recorded at Blue Rodeo’s Woodshed Studio and The Fembots’ Junkshop with choir and horns recorded at Toronto’s Factory Theatre. The band was aided by celebrated producer Jeremy Backofen (Felice Brothers, Frightened Rabbit) who gave them a definitive approach to the recording of the album. Wave North was also critically acclaimed. “It will shock fans both old and new and shatter most of the easy jump off points reviewers search for. Sure, the elements are the same – banjo, guitar, kick drums, Penner’s unique vocal range – but they all sound bigger and more important” (Herohill) “This reflects a band just coming into its own, yet simultaneously sounding extremely confident in embracing the process. And it’s just serene — an ebullient and enigmatic album” (FFWD)
Known for their intense, celebratory live shows, the Sunparlour Players continue to bring their unique sound to the masses. Come out and see for yourself.
Watch the Sunparlour Players’ video for for ‘North’ here.
Sunparlour Player Fall 2010 Tour Dates
October 14 – Guelph, E-bar
October 31 – Saul Ste. Marie, Lop Lops
November 3/4 – Saskatoon, Amigos *
November 5 – Regina, The Exchange *
November 6 -Winnipeg, West End Cultural Centre *
November 8 – Lethbridge, The Slice
November 9 -Canmore, Communitea Cafe *
November 10 – Edmonton, Myer Horowitz Theatre *
November 11 – Calgary, Republik *
November 12 – Vancouver, Venue *
November 13 – Victoria, Logans *
November 26 – Peterborough, Red Dog
November 28 – Wakefield, The Blacksheep Inn
December 9 – Toronto, Music Gallery
*/with Luke Doucet