Tour Update: Paintings, Shows, Rain

Dog Is Blue Cat ArtThe tour is going very well! We’ve played a lot of shows and hung out with some amazing folks. Expect video/audio clips soon!

Also, it’s always fun to see where some of our many dog skull paintings have ended up. The owners of the house where we played/loafted around outside Ottawa last week bought one of the very first paintings a few years ago. It now holds a revered spot in their new home as kitchen art for their cats (not sure if the cats are being scared into eating, or if they just get a kick out of seeing a dog skull…). A couple of wonderful people at that show actually bought the last remaining painting too, so look out for a new batch.

Speaking of animals, we’re currently lazing around Port Greville, Nova Scotia at the home of Construction & Destruction, spending time in the rain amongst the dogs and cats. We’ve been travelling to shows together, which has been very, very helpful. Tonight we’re all at Baba’s in Charlottetown.

Oh, and no big deal or anything, but Tortoise officially comes out tomorrow!

Spring Tour: Eastern Canada Dates for May/June

Dog Is Blue Live at The Central in Toronto on April 2, 2011, photo by karol o. / decipherimages.comWith Tortoise almost here (we picked up the finished hard copies this week—they look great!) we’re heading on tour across eastern Canada to spread the word.

Not only that, but we’re lucky to be playing with some great bands like Pat LePoidevin, Construction & Destruction (our recent cover of a song of theirs can be heard here) and Laura Peek!

Check out the dates below and make it out if you can (those of you out west, don’t worry, we’re hoping to make it that way soon too!):

  • May 6, 2011 – Toronto, ON – The Tranzac w/Pat LePoidevin
  • May 7, 2011 – Ottawa, ON – House Show (get in touch for details)
  • May 9, 2011 – Montreal, QC – Casa del Popolo w/Pat LePoidevin
  • May 11, 2011 – Halifax, NS – Gus’ Pub w/Construction & Destruction
  • May 12, 2011 – Sackville, NB – The Legion w/Pat LePoidevin, Construction & Destruction
  • May 14, 2011 – Fredericton, NB – Gallery Connexion w/Construction & Destruction
  • May 16, 2011 – Charlottetown, PEI – Baba’s w/Contsruction & Destruction
  • May 17, 2011 – Rothesay, NB – The Treehouse w/Jenny Omnichord & Wax Mannequin (get in touch for details)
  • May 19, 2011 – Peterborough, ON – The Cannery
  • May 21, 2011 – Courtice, ON – House Show (get in touch for details)
  • June 3, 2011 – London, ON – Patterson’s Place w/Laura Peek
  • June 4, 2011 – Ottawa, ON – Raw Sugar w/Laura Peek
  • June 9, 2011 – Toronto, ON – The Tranzac (back room) w/Anna Atkinson – JOINT CD RELEASE PARTY!