SAID THE WHALE will be touring Canada in the spring of 2016 in a reverse engineering exercise to road test new material for their next album. The Juno-award winning group have committed to a tour with a full set of songs that literally haven’t been written yet. Specifically selecting smaller, more intimate venues for the April and May dates, each night will be “an evening with” Said The Whale featuring a set of brand new material, followed by a set of Said The Whale classics.

Band frontman, Tyler Bancroft noted: “In a way, this tour serves as a deadline for us to finish some new songs. In the past we’d return home from tour being able to play and relate to our news songs much better than when we first recorded them. So, this tour will be a way to test out new songs and work them out in a live setting before we head into the studio this summer. It can be difficult winning over a crowd with all new material. This is going to be an exciting challenge.”

Tickets for the tour will be on sale this Friday December 11 as of 10:00 am. All dates are detailed below.

April 18 – St Catharines, ON – Detour Music Hall
April 19 – Ottawa, ON – House of Targ
April 20 – Waterloo, ON – Starlight
April 21 – London, ON – London Music Club
April 22 – Hamilton, ON – The Casbah
April 23 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Underground
April 27 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
April 28 – Saskatoon, SK – Bassment
April 29 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite
April 30 – Calgary, AB – Marquee
May 1 – Lethbridge, AB – Studio Nightclub
May 2 – Nelson, BC – Spirit Bar
May 6 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
May 7 – Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret