The Sheepdogs frontman Ewan Currie discusses their career, the ‘Backroad Boogie’ tour + the upcoming shows in Chatham & London

Breaking away from the well-trodden path of major cities and bustling music hubs, The Sheepdogs have been bringing their electrifying live show to the heart of communities across Canada, often overlooked by touring musicians.

The ‘Backroad Boogie’ tour will be stopping at the Chatham Capitol Theatre on Saturday, March 16, 2024. Tickets can be purchased, here.

The Sheepdogs will also be sharing the same stage as Neil Young at Rock The Park in London, Ontario on Saturday, July 13, 2024. Ticket details can be found, here.

SWOMP’s Dana Haggith caught up with frontman Ewan Currie for an interview. Listen, below:

As a testament to their commitment to music lovers who’ve grown accustomed to traveling long distances for concerts, the band’s tour is spotlighting many towns and places that rarely grace the tour schedules of renowned artists.

“Every night of this tour so far has been a further reminder of why we’re doing this,” bassist Ryan Gullen said, in a media release.

“Canada’s biggest music fans don’t just live in the major cities – every night has been an absolute blast.”

With dates in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and six shows in rural Quebec, the tour reaffirms The Sheepdogs’ dedication to their fanbase, promising unforgettable nights of rock ‘n’ roll magic.

“People came out to party every night and showed us a good time,” continued Gullen.

“I’m told we broke liquor sales records at multiple shows.”

Joining the Sheepdogs on the second leg of their run are Daniel Romano’s Outfit (Ontario), and Motherhood (Quebec).

“On this whole tour, we’ve picked supporting acts we’re fans of, and are excited they are able to get exposure opening the night in some of these smaller centres. It was great to introduce Ellen Froese and JJ Shiplett out west and we are excited to bring Daniel Romano’s Outfit to all the Ontario shows and Motherhood to the Quebec dates,” Gullen added.

The Sheepdogs’ latest studio release, Outta Sight, has garnered international acclaim and was nominated for Rock Album of the Year at the 2023 JUNO Awards.

The band has notably maintained a single in the Top 20 for an impressive 62 consecutive weeks, including “Keep On Loving You”, and “Rock and Roll (Ain’t No Simple Thing)” from the band’s 2021 EP No Simple Thing, and “Find The Truth” from their latest effort Outta Sight.

They have played over 145 shows internationally in the past year, including numerous trips around North America, the UK, Europe and Australia.

Upcoming 2024 Canadian Tour Dates:

– Mar 13 – Oshawa, ON @ Biltmore Theatre *
– Mar 14 – Oshawa, ON @ Biltmore Theatre * (SOLD OUT)
– Mar 15 – Wingham, ON @ Town Hall * (SOLD OUT)
– Mar 16 – Chatham, ON @ Capitol Theatre *
– Mar 18 – Lindsay, ON @ Flato Academy *
– Mar 20 – Kingston, ON @ Grand Theatre *
– Mar 21 – Drummondville, QC @ Espace Mandeville **
– Mar 22 – Saint-Hyacinthe, QC @ Centre des Arts Juliette-Lassonde **
– Mar 23 – St-Jean-sure-Richelieu, QC @ Cabaret-Théâtre du Vieux-St-Jean **
– Mar 27 – Cornwall @ Aultsville Theatre *
– Mar 28 – Répentigny, QC @ Théâtre Alphonse-Desjardins **
– Mar 29 – Waterloo, QC @ Maison de la Culture de Waterloo **
– Mar 30 – Saint-Casimir, QC @ Théâtre Les Grands Bois **

* w/Dan Romano and His Outfit
** w/Motherhood

More details about the band can be found on their official website

Photo credit: Mat Dunlap

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