Canada’s up-and-coming indie rockers Wolf Parade are kicking off the second leg of their U.S. tour later this fall, followed by a jaunt across Europe. The run of the States begins November 1 at Asbury Hall in Buffalo, NY, and continues through a November 14 gig at the newly renovated Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ.
The 12-date trek is a follow-up to the West Coast-centered summer tour, and features a November 7 show at the Blue Note in Columbia, MO, and a November 13 gig at State Theatre in State College, PA. Afterwards, the Montreal-based band will end the year with a 16-city run through Europe, beginning November 17 at Tavastia Klubi in Helsinki, FIN, and wrapping December 5 at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, BEL.
Wolf Parade is touring behind the group’s second studio album, “At Mount Zoomer,” released in June. The record, which features the self-released cut “Call It a Ritual,” peaked at No. 45 on the Billboard 200 and No. 4 on the music magazine’s Independent Albums chart.
Much like the band’s 2005 debut “Apologies to the Queen Mary,” the new album received high marks from music critics across the board. A Rolling Stone review called the disc “largely indecipherable, totally animalistic and frequently breathtaking.”
“After ‘Apologies’ we wrote about four or five new songs, but we decided to throw them out because they sounded too much like what we’d already done,” singer and guitarist Dan Boeckner explained in a statement on the band’s SubPop profile. “We could have easily made another ‘Apologies,’ but what would have been the point?”
On the new album, as with all of Wolf Parade’s material, Boeckner splits the songwriting and vocal duties with keyboardist Spencer Krug. “It’s hard enough to get us all in the same room at the same time, so when we do get to write songs there isn’t really time for our egos to get in the way,” Krug said of his partnership with Boeckner.
The rockers took their partnership on the road earlier in the year to support “At Mount Zoomer,” first with a five-city tour of UK and Ireland in May, followed by a 24-city North American jaunt. The initial dates of the tour included a July 18-19 run at The Music Box at Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, a July 31-August 1 set at Terminal 5 in New York, NY, and five shows in Canada.
Wolf Parade itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)
|November 1||Buffalo, NY||Asbury Hall @ Babeville|
|November 2||Cleveland, OH||Beachland Ballroom & Tavern|
|November 3||Omaha, NE||Slowdown|
|November 5||Tulsa, OK||The Marquee|
|November 6||Little Rock, AR||Revolution|
|November 7||Columbia, MO||The Blue Note|
|November 8||Saint Louis, MO||The Gargoyle|
|November 10||Madison, WI||Majestic Theatre|
|November 11||Indianapolis, IN||The Vogue|
|November 12||Newport, KY||Southgate House|
|November 13||State College, PA||State Theatre|
|November 14||Montclair, NJ||Wellmont Theatre|
|November 17||Helsinki, FIN||Tavastia Klubi|
|November 19||Stockholm, SWE||Debaser Medis|
|November 20||Copenhagen, DEN||VEGA House Of Music|
|November 21||Berlin, GER||Festsaal Kreuzberg|
|November 22||Hamburg, GER||Uebel & Gefahrlich|
|November 23||Stuttgart, GER||Manukfaktur|
|November 24||Zurich, SWI||Mascotte|
|November 25||Paris, FRA||Trabendo|
|November 26||Roubaix, FRA||La Grand Mix|
|November 28||Manchester, UK||Ruby Lounge|
|November 29||Dublin, IRE||Andrews Lane|
|December 1||London, UK||King’s College Student Union|
|December 2||Amsterdam, NET||Paradiso|
|December 3||Cologne, GER||Luxor|
|December 4||Ghent, BEL||Vooruit|
|December 5||Brussels, BEL||AB Club @ Ancienne Belgique|