Vancouver quintet, The Belle Game, will take to the road this fall on a North American-wide tour that includes their first ever U.S. tour dates, having performed at this year's SXSW Music Conference in March. The tour kicks off October 15 in Pittsburgh and includes this year's CMJ Music Conference in New York, October 17-20 (full dates below).
Ritual Tradition Habit was released this May on Boompa, garnering tremendous reviews in their native Canada, as well as select tastemaker outlets in the U.S., including Pitchfork, Popmatters, Under The Radar. Ritual Tradition Habit was recorded by John Raham (Dan Mangan/The Be Good Tanya's/Frazey Ford) and takes the listener on a journey through twelve beautifully layered tracks, interrupted by the occasional chant, hymn and instrumental rumbling.
"Vancouver indie-pop quintet The Belle Game's debut Ritual Tradition Habit is an otherworldly nugget, an immediately captivating collection of songs that feel modern yet fished from a bygone era." -Vancouver Sun
10/12 - Banff, AB @ Margaret Greenham Theatre
10/15 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
10/16 - Mechanicsburg, PA @ Messiah College
10/17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Noise Collective (CMJ)
10/17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall (CMJ)
10/18 - New York, NY @ Pianos (CMJ)
10/19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Bloktoberfest
10/20 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl (CMJ)
10/22 - Quebec City, PQ @ L'Autre Zone
10/23 - Montreal, PQ @ Le Divan Orange
10/24 - Wakefield, PQ @ Blacksheep
10/25 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake
10/26 - Kingston, ON @ Clark Hall Pub
10/27 - Hamilton, ON @ Club Absinthe
10/28 - London, ON @ Call The Office
10/30 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls
10/31 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
11/01 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
11/02 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cause Spirits & Sound Bar
11/03 - Winnipeg, MB @ Union Hall
11/04 - Saskatoon, MB @ Amigo's
11/05 - Edmonton, AB @ The Pawn Shop
11/06 - Calgary, AB @ Broken City
11/08 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.