Default was a rock band that I listened to when I was exploring new music back in high school. It was different from all else that I’d listened to and I enjoyed it quite a bit. But, as all bands do, they disbanded and moved on to other things – and that’s okay. What no one really expected was to hear they were reuniting to go on a cross-Canada tour with none other than Stone Temple Pilots and Seether.
After forming back in 1999 in Vancouver BC, Default began their rise in music with their debut album The Fallout. With success with their singles “Deny” and “Wasting My Time”, they were on their way to greatness. The singles hit top 15 in the US and #2 on the Mainstream Rock chart, and The Fallout earned them the 2002 JUNO Award for “Best New Group”. They sold over one million copies of their album in the US and earned platinum certification in both Canada and the States. Their Gold-certified sophomore album Elocation garnered another JUNO nomination for “Best Rock Album” at the 2005 JUNO Awards.
The four-piece, which includes multi-Platinum, award-winning entertainer Dallas Smith at the helm, released fourteen Rock Radio singles, including three #1 hits, eight Top 10’s and two Top 15 tracks, including two from their final release “Comes and Goes”, before amicably disbanding in 2013. Dallas Smith has since gone on to create multiple Country albums and continues to be in the spotlight to this day.
The band goes on tour with Stone Temple Pilots and Seether starting on October 23rd, straight through to November 3rd, hitting up cities all across this great nation. Check out the tour dates below to see if they’re coming to a city near you!
DEFAULT 2018 CANADIAN TOUR DATES
Oct 23 Penticton, BC @ South Okanagan Events Center ^
Oct 25 Dawson Creek, BC @ Encana Events Center ^
Oct 26 Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre (26th Annual Halloween Horror) ^
Oct 27 Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Showroom ^
Oct 30 Saskatoon, SK @ SaskTel Centre ^
Oct 31 Regina, SK @ Evraz Place ^
Nov 1 Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place ^
Nov 6 Sudbury, ON @ Sudbury Community Arena*
Nov 7 London, ON @ Budweiser Gardens*
Nov 8 Peterborough, ON @ Peterborough Memorial Center*
Nov 10 Oshawa, ON @ Tribute Communities Centre*
Nov 11 St Catherines, ON @ Meridian Center (2900)*
Nov 13 Kitchener, ON @ Center In The Square*
Nov 15 Laval, QC @ Place Bell*
Nov 16 Moncton, NB @ Casino New Brunswick*
^with Stone Temple Pilots, Seether & Age of Days
*with Stone Temple Pilots & Seether
My name is Taryn and I am a writer and music enthusiast from Mississauga, Ontario. I am a graduate of Journalism/Media studies from the University of Guelph-Humber, and while I’m currently pursuing other career options, writing is still one of my greatest passions. And combining that passion with my deep love of music was an obviously easy choice. I’ve been writing with Canadian Beats for awhile now and I’ve loved every moment. When I’m not working or writing for CB, you can usually find me in the kitchen baking, writing, at a concert or travelling to new (and old) places with my favourite people!