The Sadies over in the UK for a select number of shows19-12-2022
After losing singer and guitarist Dallas Good, The Sadies are looking forward. After their recent European tour they announce a select number of UK dates.
It’s hard to think of an event in recent memory that has torn a more gaping hole in the soul of the Toronto music community than the sudden death of Dallas Good this past February. Not only was Good one of the most gifted, versatile and egoless players ever to grace a stage anywhere on this planet, he was a genuinely warm, decent and altogether lovable human being. All of which are qualities long shared by his equally talented and equally easy-to-get-along-with bandmates of nearly 20 years in the Sadies — big brother and fellow singer/guitarist Travis Good, bassist Sean Dean and drummer Mike Belitsky — and which, no doubt, collectively add up to why the relentlessly hard-working quartet has been consistently called upon by indisputable cool cats from Neko Case, Rick White and Greg Keelor to Jon Langford of the Mekons, Jon Spencer and X’s John Doe to the dearly departed Andre Williams, Justin Townes Earle and Gord Downie as recording and/or touring collaborators pretty much since formation in 1994.
For the moment, the Sadies are cautiously feeling their way into that future. The July 22 release of new studio album “Colder Streams”, a heartbreakingly accomplished dose of gnarled Gothic/lysergic cow-punk darkness that ranks as one of the Sadies’ best efforts — Paste magazine immediately declared it “far and away the best the band has ever sounded on record,” while No Depression raved with “no exaggeration” that “this is the stuff psychedelic dreams are made of” — completed in June of 2021 with deft production help from Arcade Fire guitarist Richard Reed Parry and The Luyas’ Pietro Amato behind the mixing board, was a first step. Talking about the future, one suspects, is the next.
In January The Sadies play a select number of shows in the UK: