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Sleep To Embark On Canadian Tour

Stoner metal titans Sleep are heading to Canada.

Californian stoner metal legends Sleep have been on their grind since the release of their comeback record, The Sciences, last year. Now, the trio will be doing a tour in Canada, with direct support from Virginia-based psychedelic rockers Pontiak.

Tickets will go on sale this Friday, May 24th, at 10am PDT. The dates are as follows:


01 — Victoria — Capital Ballroom
02 — Vancouver — Commodore Ballroom
03 — Nelson — Spiritbar
04 — Calgary — The Palace Theatre
05 — Edmonton — TBD
07 — Saskatoon — Coors Event Centre
08 — Winnipeg — The Garrick
11 — Guelph — Guelph Concert Theatre
12 — Ottawa — Algonquin Commons Theatre
13 — Montreal — MTelus
14 — Quebec City — Imperial Bell
16 — Halifax — Marquee Ballroom

This tour will be following their upcoming trek in the United States with Seattle-based stoner crew Big Business, which is coming up pretty quickly. Dates for that tour are listed below:

May 2019

27 — Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
28 — Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
29 — Boulder, CO – Boulder Theatre
31 — Omaha, NE – Slowdown

June 2019

01 — Minneapolis, MN – – First Avenue
02 — Maquoketa, IA – Codfish Hollow Barn
03 — Madison, WI – The Sylvee
05 — Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
06 — Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
07 — Albany, NY ‑Skyloft
08 — Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
09 — Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theatre
11 — Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
12 — Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
13 — Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
14 — Birmingham, AL – Saturn
15 — Athens, GA40 Watt
17 — Tampa, FL – The Ritz
18 — Miami, FL – The Ground

When guitarist and Sleep mastermind Matt Pike sat down to talk with Kerrang!, he spoke about the inception of the band, saying, For the first Sleep record [1991’s Volume One] we had another guitar player called Justin Marler, but he became a monk on Kodiak Island for the Russian Orthodox Church or something like that. From then on we were a three-piece, and it worked out better for me because I think it made me up my game as a guitar player. It put more of the responsibility and the challenge on my shoulders.” 

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Posted on May 21st 2019, 10:31p.m.
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