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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

2010 Polaris Music Prize Nominee Dan Mangan is coming to Kingston

For Immediate Release:

2010 Polaris Music Prize Nominee Dan Mangan Announces The "Peculiar Travel Suggestions" Tour.  

Hot on the heels of the August 10th U.S. release date of his Polaris Music Prize nominated album Nice, Nice, Very Nice, and almost a year to the day the album came out north of border, the 2009 Verge XM Artist Of The Year and three time 2010 Western Canadian Music Award nominee announces Canadian fall tour dates. From churches to halls to theatres, the "Peculiar Travel Suggestions" tour will see Dan and his band perform at some of the most beautiful and awe inspiring music venues this country has to offer. Supporting Dan on the eastern leg of the tour will be Harbourcoats, the new solo project from Constantines frontman Bry Webb while the western dates will see
Ontario's The Burning Hell open for the band. 


"It's refreshing to take the show to some alternative venues and push for a more intimate and unique concert experience. To boot, I could hardly be more thrilled with the bands we're playing with - having met them both during an unbelievable weekend at Dawson City Music Festival. The Burning Hell blew me away up there, and Bry's solo work is equally as important, cutting and remarkable as The Cons'. Truly humbling acts."

In the meantime, Dan is currently making his way across the U.S. opening for bands such as Wooden Birds, Okkervil River, The Walkmen and Japandroids right up until mid September when he then heads across the Atlantic for three weeks of dates in Europe. Then it is over to New York for CMJ and the "Peculiar Travel Suggestions" tour begins. Of course Dan shows no signs of slowing down after that with Australian dates on the horizon for December and January.

Peculiar Travel Suggestions Tour

Oct 25 - Montreal, QC @ Sala Rossa w/ Harbourcoats
Oct 27 - London, ON @ Aeolian Hall w/ Harbourcoats
Oct 28 - Toronto, ON @ Trinity St. Paul's Church w/ Harbourcoats
Oct 29 - Kingston, ON @ Sydenham United Church w/ Harbourcoats
Doors 7pm Show 8pm tickets available at Brian's Record Option/The Grad Club/Tricolour Outlet and online All Ages General Admission 
Oct 30 - Ottawa, ON @ First Baptist Church w/ Harbourcoats
Nov 13 - Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theatre w/ The Burning Hell
Nov 15 - Canmore, AB @ Communitea Cafe w/ The Burning Hell
Nov 16 - Edmonton, AB @ Myer Horowitz Theatre w/ The Burning Hell
Nov 17 - Calgary, AB @ Knox United Church w/ The Burning Hell
Nov 19 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Park Theatre w/ The Burning Hell
Nov 20 - Saskatoon, SK @ The Broadway Theatre w/ The Burning Hell

"Mangan is not only a superior songwriter, but also a poetically compelling singer. ...Mangan establishes himself as a ferociously savvy songwriter with intense musicality. Every time you listen to this album, expect your heart to break more, not always out of sadness, but out of sheer awe at the simple beauty he weaves in his music" San Francisco Chronicle



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