While UK-based band, The Veils, have spent most of the past month discovering that a) the US and Canada is one helluva big place, b) some rattlesnakes are pretty nice guys (or Finn has a horseshoe up his arse! Btw, you guys should play the Horseshoe next time you come to Toronto... no, seriously), and c) just how addictive those damn caffeinated energy drinks can be, and even though Friday night was the final date on their tour, they've added MORE! IT WAS JUST THE FIRST LEG! THERE'S ANOTHER LEG!! This should make getting about much easier on the band (having two legs and all). And after a week and a half at a quiet house somewhere in Oklahoma they'll start touring again... yes, it's true, the dates don't lie. And there are more dates to come, so as soon as I hear anything, I'll let you know.
But now I've some bad news to pass on... Liam Gerrard (that's Liam in the pic above, shirtless with his finger up Henning's rear... don't ask) has left the Veils. It was on good terms and things will move on for the band, with recording and these upcoming tour dates filling their schedule.
Jul 11 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Jul 12 - Austin, TX - Stubbs Jr
Jul 13 - Houston, TX - The Mink
Jul 20 - Oklahoma City, OK - LIT
Jul 27 - Tulsa, OK - D-Fest w/ Flaming Lips/Shiny Toy Guns/The Format and more
Aug 1 - Lawrence, KS - Replay Lounge
Aug 3 - Oklahoma City, OK - LIT
Aug 13 - Phoenix, Arizona - The Paper Heart
Sep 10 - New York, New York - Bowery Ballroom
Here's a special bonus for all, this is a new song that the band has been playing during the tour. When they played it around two and a half weeks ago in Toronto, Finn didn't give a title, all he said was it was a new song, but in this live recording from their Seattle show at Crocodile Cafe he call it "Fearless Fly". And I loved it. Loved it live and love it still.
fearless flyer (live at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe June 25th)
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AND HAPPY CANADA DAY TO ALL!