WATCH: Canadian Rock Stars Preview 'Saints And Sinners 2020 Tour'
This summer’s Saints and Sinners 2020 Tour will bring four solid Canadian rock bands – Big Wreck, Headstones, Moist and The Tea Party – to 17 cities from coast to coast.
The bands are listed alphabetically because none is the tour headliner and the order in which they will take the stage will be different each night.
“It’ll be interesting to see where the nights go because of that,” Tea Party frontman Jeff Martin told iHeartRadio.
For Moist’s David Usher, this means staying on top of his game. “When the band before you and the band after you is going to be great, you want to be living up to it," he said, "so it’s definitely going to push everyone for sure.”
Headstones singer Hugh Dillon said the tour will give the four bands opportunities to collaborate. “We’re trying to figure out which Hip song that maybe we can all get together to play at certain gigs or maybe at the end of shows,” he teased. “We’re just trying to figure out how we can constantly make it more exciting for us, and the fans, and have it meaningful.”
Ian Thornley of Big Wreck said touring is different today than it was when these bands were starting out decades ago.
“When you're young ... there’s no sort of home. I’d be out for 18 months at a time and not really feel it,” he recalled. “Now, if I’m away for two months I really feel it because I have a home and family and all these things.
"This is one month with good friends."
Watch the full interview below:
Saints And Sinners 2020 Tour Dates:
June 26 Penticton, BC South Okanagan Events Centre
June 27 Abbotsford, BC Abbotsford Centre
June 29 Victoria, BC Save On Foods Memorial Centre
July 1 Prince George, BC CN Centre
July 2 Lethbridge, AB ENMAX Centre
July 3 Regina, SK Brandt Centre
July 4 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Convention Centre
July 6 Calgary, AB Big Four Roadhouse (Stampede Park)
July 7 Brandon, MB Westoba Place
July 8 Winnipeg, MB Bell MTS Place
July 11 Rama, ON Casino Rama Resort
July 15 Laval, QC Place Bell
July 16 Buffalo, NY Artpark Amphitheater
July 18 Ottawa, ON RBC Ottawa Bluesfest
July 23 Halifax, NS Scotiabank Centre
July 24 Moncton, NB Casino New Brunswick
July 30 St. John's, NL George Street Festival
Listen to music from Saints and Sinners bands
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Billy Talent sit down to tell us about how playing music is all they've ever known and all they've ever wanted, how they stay current and strive to release their best music every cycle, and how they established a fan base across Europe and the world!
Tate McRae tells us about her sold out tour, transitioning from dancing to singing and songwriting, going viral, her writing process and how her creative vision leads what she does in music and dance! Tate also tells us about how amazing it was to work with Billie Eilish and FINNEAS, and who in the industry she'd like to work with next! Finally, Tate tells us what it's like to be a successful musician who also is still going to public school, and if people try and start drama with her in real life!