Sloan Builds "Bridges" With New Album, Tour

Sloan, Canada's premier power-pop, retro-rock quartet, will be heading south of the border this fall when it follows up the release of its latest album with a Stateside tour.

The band's fifth studio LP, "Between the Bridges," finds Sloan in a rather conceptual mood, with many of the songs reflecting the band's bumpy history and the nature of fame, fortune, and fandom. The quartet also makes a distinct departure from the discrete pop tunes it's known for by offering up several cycles of interconnected tracks, and there are even a few recurring characters mentioned along the way.

"Bridges" will be released on the group's own Murderecords label in both the U.S. and Canada on September 21, and the first single and video off the album will be "Losing California."

The band plans to kick off its fall tour in that very state, and after a brief trip to Australia in late October, the group will return and resume its trek across America. If you want to rock with four of Canada's

finest, here's where to go:

  • 10/15 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
  • 10/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
  • 10/29 - Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargo
  • 10/30 - Buffalo, NY @ Tralfamadore Café
  • 10/31 - Cleveland, OH @ TBA
  • 11/2 - Columbus, OH @ Little Brother's
  • 11/3 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
  • 11/4 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
  • 11/5 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
  • 11/6 - Philadelphia, PA @ Khyber
  • 11/7 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's
  • 11/9 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
  • 11/11 - Orlando, FL @ Sapphire Supper Club
  • 11/12 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbit's
  • 11/13 - Atlanta, GA @ Cotton Club
  • 11/14 - Birmingham, AL @ The Nick
  • 11/15 - Nashville, TN @ 12th and Porter
  • 11/16 - St. Louis, MO @ Side Door
  • 11/18 - Minneapolis, MN @ TBA
  • 11/19 - Chicago, IL @ Metro / Smart Bar
  • 11/20 - Toledo, OH @ Main Event