× "Northern Passages" brings back The Sadies to Europe

"Northern Passages" brings back The Sadies to Europe


For well over two decades the Canadian band The Sadies, consisting of singers and guitarists Dallas and Travis Good, bassist Sean Dean and drummer Mike Belitsky, have been banging out high quality rock and roll tinged with psychedelic sensibilities and neo-noir inspired grooves. Well known inside their native north of the border homeland the group has developed quite a devoted following in the US as well thanks in large part to their association with tasteful labels Yep Roc and Bloodshot and a series of simpatico collaborations with folks like John Doe, Andre Williams and Neko Case

On their last record Northern Passages it's Kurt Vile's turn for a collaboration. In the middle of Northern Passages, to step up to the plate. Vile, who once toured opening for the band, is as fluid with his words as Dallas and Travis are with their guitars, succinctly paying tribute to the band who gave him a song to work with by offering the best possible description of what The Sadies are about that I've ever heard: "My left hand's got a permanent air guitar tick / But don't confuse it with a crutch / 'Cause I like it a lot," he says. The Sadies make music-making feel "easy like walking." They sure do.

Northern Passages brings back The Sadies to Europe again for a short run on April and May festivals and club shows:

25/04: Hamburg (DE) - Monkeys 
26/04: Rotterdam (NL) - Rotown 
27/04: Deventer (NL) - Des Konings Trio / Burgerweeshuis 
29/04: Amsterdam (NL) - Paradiso Noord 
30/04: Maastricht (NL) - Muziekgieterij 
01/05: Lessines (BE) - Roots & Roses 
03/05: Brighton (UK) - Hope and Ruin 
04/05: Dublin (IRL) - Thomas House 
05/05: Kilkenny (IRL) - Kilkenny Roots 
06/05: Kilkenny (IRL) - Kilkenny Roots 
08/05: Bristol (UK) - The Hen & Chicken 
09/05: Newcastle (UK) - The Cluny 2 
10/05: London (UK) - The Borderline 

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