Summer 2018/The haps
It’s been one hot summer and pretty much go go go non-stop! It’s nice to come down to a running pace from a sprinting space before I gear up for a heavy touring schedule this fall. First up, a short states tour with The Abrams, covering California, Arizona and Wyoming then continuing on with the Vance Joy tour in Europe with Scott Helman with dates in Spain, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, UK and Ireland. After that, back to Canada for more shows with various artists before heading back to the States for east coast dates with Scott Helman in New York City, Boston, Washington DC, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit and Buffalo.
This summer has been a great one for the Reklaws, as their song “long live the night” was selected to be the theme song for Thursday night football for TSN. This has led to many epic shows and as a result of all of this, we will be playing at the Grey Cup in Edmonton this year on Nov 25th! We will also be performing on this years CCMA awards in Hamilton on September 9th.
The summer started off with a cross Canada arena tour with Scott Helman opening up for Vance Joy. Man that was fun! His team is so nice and welcoming and we couldn’t have asked for nicer guys to be on the road with!
Of course it has been summer festival season, so I have been busy playing shows like Boots and Hearts, Big Valley Jamboree, Vans Warped tour, Havelock etc, with artists and groups such as Kira Isabella, The Abrams, A is for Arrows, Reklaws etc…..Also played a killer rooftop party down in Nashville Tennesse with The Reklaws for Dierks Bentley’s event called Tennessee Takeover.
Other fun experiences involve playing wicked indie pop shows with a new artist on Sony Called Laye, opening slots for Matt Mays with indie rockers on Warner called Modern Space, shows with latino pop artist Mia Martina opening for Jennifer Hudson and next month opening for Drake….drumming in Meghan Patrick’s upcoming music video for her new single “walls come down” and doing some interviews on podcasts such as 180 drums and Jack chats.
In between these shows, I have been filling my schedule doing as much studio work as time allows, and very excited for a few new albums and tracks to be coming out soon that I played on! I will update on that very soon!
Have a great end of summer/early fall!!