Acts like Jason Collett, Zeus, and Bahamas share more than just musical talent; they’re all from Toronto, ON. And in celebrating their status as children of the Queen City, they’re planning an incredible tour that isn’t your standard musical affair.
More than just sharing a common stage, they’ll be sharing songs as well. So, while you can see each act alone on the stage doing their own thing, expect covers, cameos, and other musical combinations on stage. The tour kicks off March 10th in their shared hometown and winds its way throughout Canada. Sorry, U.S. fans, there’s only one stop south of the border for a series of SXSW shows from March 17th to March 20th. The tour wraps up on April 17th in Kingston, ON.
The day before the tour kicks off, Jason Collette will release his fourth studio album, Rat A Tat Tat. In a warm-up to the tour, the album was produced by Mike O’Brien and Carlin Nicholson of Zeus and was co-written by Afie Jurvanen, aka Bahamas. Jurvanen, under the Bahamas moniker, is formerly of Paso Mino and released his Bahamas debut back in July 2009. Paso Mino bandmate O’Brien, plus Nicholson and Neil Quin, will release their first full-length, Say Us, on February 23rd. The band previously served as Collett’s backing band and then support band.
Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster.com.
Bonfire Ball 2010 Tour Dates:
03/10 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace (CMW)
03/11 – Guelph, ON @ E-Bar
03/12 – London, ON @ Call The Office
03/13 – Hamilton, ON @ Casbah
03/17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/26 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore
03/27 – Victoria, BC @ Sugar
03/29 – Canmore, BC @ Communitea
03/31 – Edmonton, AB @ The Pawn Shop
04/01 – Calgary, AB @ The Legion
04/02 – Regina, AB @ The Exchange
04/03 – Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Ccentre
04/13 – Waterloo, ON @ Starlite
04/14 – Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod’s
04/15 – Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
04/16 – Peterborough, ON @ Red Dog Tavern
04/17 – Kingston, ON @ Grad Club