This past fall, Ontario alt-rock band Tokyo Police Club released their acclaimed fourth full-length album “TPC”, garnering praise and a JUNO nomination for “Alternative Album of The Year” last week. To accompany their return on the road next month, the quartet is setting up in a Westside Toronto gallery space January 31- February 5 to launch a campaign for the single “Ready to Win”, to create a fan-driven video. Just as songwriter Dave Monks tells tales of all the ways he has “fucked up over the years”, Toronto-based fans can visit the gallery, located at the Black Cat Gallery (2186 Dundas Street W.), to create their own “fuck up” label, to be incorporated into the video – along with online submissions here.
Written over the course of 2017 in a church in remote rural Ontario, “TPC” marks a fresh beginning for a band who have been playing together since high school. Living in separate cities, spread out across the continent, vocalist/bassist Dave Monks, keyboardist/guitarist Graham Wright, guitarist Josh Hook and drummer Greg Alsop had been creating songs over e-mail. But after a tour celebrating their 10th anniversary the guys needed a fresh start. Plugging in and playing for the sheer fun of it for the first time in years, they discovered that the songs came easy, crackling with the raw energy of a band falling in love with music all over again. It’s a collection of fully collaborative songs that finds the band through with being cool, through with doubting themselves, and through with wasting time. “TPC” is self-titled – almost – because it’s Tokyo Police Club circa 2018: scarred but smarter, experienced but fresh, older and wiser but fully re-energized. You can stream/purchase “TPC” here.
03/08 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
03/09 – Hamden, CT @ Space
03/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
03/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
03/15 – Washington, DC @ DC9
03/16 – Washington, DC @ DC9
03/18 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
03/19 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
03/20 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt
03/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
03/23 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
04/10 – Moncton, NB @ Tide & Boar Ballroom
04/11 – Fredericton, NB @ Fredericton Boyce Market
04/12 – Charlottetown, PEI @ PEI Brewing Co.
04/13 – Halifax, NS @ Marquee Ballroom
04/15 – Quebec, PQ @ L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
04/17 – Montreal, PQ @ Petit Campus
04/18 – Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre
04/19 – Peterborough, ON @ Red Dog Tavern
04/20 – Welland, ON @ Club Richelieu
04/23 – Oshawa, ON @ The Music Hall
04/24 – Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell’s Concerts & Events
04/25 – Windsor, ON @ The Polish Club
04/26 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
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