Indie rock quartet Tokyo Police Club have shared a new acoustic performance of their song “Simple Dude” in anticipation of the second half of their “Ready To Win Tour”.
The video was recorded at Toronto’s Noble Studios, and it features a quieter, unembellished version of the latest single from their 2018 album TPC. The band described this new rendition as being closer to the song’s original demo, writing on Facebook:
“Here’s a version that’ll give you a sense of how we all heard it for the first time.”
The Toronto-based band formed in 2005 in their hometown of Newmarket, ON, and have now been going strong for fourteen years. In that time they’ve released four albums, including the eponymous TPC, which earned them a JUNO nomination for Alternative Album of the Year.
The first half of the “Ready To Win Tour”, in support of TPC, began last fall and saw the band play for audiences across western Canada and the US. Part two of the tour kicks off tonight in Moncton, NB and will see the band play over a dozen dates across eastern Canada. See the full tour dates below.
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
04/25 – Windsor, ON @ The Polish Club
04/26 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
04/27 – Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch (Spring Fever)
05/03-04 – Long Beach, CA @ Just Live Heaven
05/10 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix w/ The Dirty Nil
08/04 – St. John, NB @ Area 506 Festival
Born and raised in oft-forgotten New Brunswick I’ve spent the last five years travelling to shows and festivals across the country. In 2018 I moved to Toronto, sealing the deal with my long distance love— live music.