Imaginary Cities to open for the Pixies on North American Tour
Canadian indie-soul-pop group Imaginary Cities have just been confirmed as support on the entire North American tour for legendary, alt-rock muses, the Pixies. The twenty-one date “Doolittle Tour”is the Pixies’ most extensive tour across Canada and includes three U.S. dates in Detroit, Milwaukee, and St. Paul.
Although Imaginary Cities have been performing together for less than a year, they have already played alongside the likes of Ra Ra Riot, the Weakerthans, The Dears, Young Galaxy and The Besnard Lakes. In addition, the band recently delivered praiseworthy and packed performances at Canadian Music Week and SXSW.
The band is praised for having a lot of fun on stage and strong vocals.
This will be Imaginary Cities’ first tour in support of their debut album Temporary Resident, released by Hidden Pony Records on February 22nd. The band has been claimed “The Best Of What’s Next” by Paste Magazine and in Canada have garnered national media praise from the likes of The Globe and Mail and The National Post in week of release features. They have also topped two college radio charts, marking the first time ever that a band’s album has climbed to the top spot on the Chartattack National Chart before it has even been released.
Winnipeg-based Imaginary Cities is comprised of vocalist Marti Sarbit and multi-instrumentalist Rusty Matyas (who has worked with the Weakerthans and Waking Eyes) and augmented by a powerful trio of keys, drums and bass to round out their live sound. The composing duo met while Sarbit was performing in a soul cover band, which explains her soaring bluesy vocals.
Imaginary Cities are confirmed to perform on CBC Radio 1's massive morning show program, "Q" on April 8, 2011. "Q" airs across North America on PRI and on Sirius Channel 137. Check out a great acoustic performance by Imaginary Cities right
TOUR DATES WITH THE PIXIES
April 9 Metro Centre Halifax, NS
April 10 Casino Moncton Moncton, NB
April 12 Salle Albert-Rousseau Quebec City, QC
April 13 Metropolis Montreal, QC
April 14 Metropolis Montreal, QC
April 16 Civic Centre Ottawa, ON
April 17 The Center in the Square Kitchener, ON
April 18 Massey Hall Toronto, ON
April 19 Massey Hall Toronto, ON
April 20 Wentworth Room Hamilton, ON
April 22 Fox Theatre Detroit, MI
April 23 Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
April 24 Roy Wilkins Auditorium St. Paul, MN
April 26 Centennial Concert Hall Winnipeg, MB
April 27 Centennial Concert Hall Winnipeg, MB
April 29 TCU Place Saskattoon, SK
April 30 Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Calgary, AB
May 1 Shaw Conference Center Edmonton, AB
May 3 Orpheum Theatre Vancouver, BC
May 4 Orpheum Theatre Vancouver, BC
May 5 Save On Foods Memorial Centre Victoria, BC
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