Happy end of 2016. We had a hell of a year with this here record above. The response was truly insane – thanks to all the places and friends who put us on their “best of” lists (see below for a sample). But most importantly, a huge thanks to everyone who emailed me, tweeted me or told me in person how important this record was to them. We’ve never had so many peers reach out to us like that with compliments. Sometimes it’s hard to keep going, since we’re not a fresh new band anymore, so when we say it means a lot, it truly does. So, thank you. We had a blast on the road at SXSW, in Canada and on our east coast USA tour with Sonic Aves. Things will slow down a little for a while with a baby on the way, but we ain’t ever quittin’. Possibly hitting Japan and Spain again next year, so we’ll keep you all posted.
Here’s a selection of joints who put us on their best of lists.
Austin Town Hall:
Circuit Sweet UK:
Faster & Louder:
Night Birds/Fat Wreck (hon mention):
Head & Banger, Signal to Noise NJ, Fridays of our Lives etc…
Ottawa Show Box:
We had the best time on our US tour with Sonic Avenues down the East Coast. We’ll be back! Thankfully we finally found time to play far East Canada as well. Thanks to everyone who came out or helped out. Here’s a picture from our New York City show at The Cake Shop (photo by Nick Jagger).
Hey Everyone – very sorry to note that we’re unable to play FEST in Gainesville this year. We’ll be back, though!
New Show Announcement – w/ PUP @ Zaphods in Ottawa on December 9/16. Already sold out!
“Graceland” has been steady on the College charts in Canada, including #1 in Ottawa and #44 Nationally! Thanks for all the great reviews. We really think it’s our best record, too. Don’t forget to grab the super-limited, mailorder only version of our LP here (but there’s plenty of standard black vinyl copies at a store new you):
Steve Adamyk Band – Graceland CLEAR VINYL LP
We’ve also got few more tour dates for ya, here:
09/22 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz (Pop Montreal)
09/23 Vankleek Hill, ON – Beaus Oktorbest
We’ve got a new record coming out JULY 29th called Graceland. Stream the first single here: http://www.spin.com/2016/06/steve-adamyk-band-colleen-green-carry-on-stream-premiere/
We’re playing some festivals in the area and abroad, including a direct support slot for Red Hot Chili Peppers in Ottawa on July 15th at Bluesfest. More details below!
July 15 – Ottawa Bluesfest (Main Stage w/ RHCP!)
July 21 – Montreal
July 22 – Ottawa
July 23 – Toronto
August 12 – Quebec City Knockout Fest
September 22 – Montreal (Pop Mtl)
September 23 – Vankleek Hill, ON (Beaus Oktoberfest!)
We’ve had to post-pone our Western Canadian gigs that were intended for September, but we’re hoping to be back out that way early next year!
We had a rad time at SXSW in Texas this year. Thanks to everyone who came out – we’ll be back!
Special appearance to wristband holders in Austin at Valhalla on March 17th as part of SXSW 2017!
AHOY! We’re hitting Euroland for a few weeks in April. See all our dates below, including a few in Canada as well. More to be announced as the days go by…
21-02-2015: Toronto, ON @ Johnny Jackson w/ Tough Age
06-03-2015: Montreal, QC @ L’Escogriffe w/ Teenanger
09-04-2015: Furth (DE) @ Kunstkeller o27
10-04-2015: Tubingen (DE) @ Epplehaus
11-04-2015: Frankfurt (DE) @ To be announced shortly
12-04-2015: Bern (CH) @ Rossli
13-04-2015: Imperia (IT) @ Arci Camalli
14-04-2015: Toulouse (FR) @ Le Obohem
15-04-2015: Bilbao (ESP) @ Nube Cafe Teatro
16-04-2015: Oviedo (ESP) @ La Lata de Zinc
17-04-2015: Madrid (ESP) @ Rock Palace
18-04-2015: Alicante (ESP) @ Stereo Bar
19-04-2015: Barcelona (ESP) @ La Lupita Del Raval
20-04-2015: Zaragoza (ESP) @ Pub Eccos
21-04-2015: (OPEN – INQUIRE WITHIN!)
22-04-2015: Darmstadt (DE) @ Bessunger Knabenschule
23-04-2015: Berlin (DE) @ Cortina Bob
24-04-2015: Utrecht (NL) @ ACU
25-04-2015: Vorselaar (BE) @ t Staminee
26-04-2015: Rotterdam (NL) @ Baroeg
27-04-2015: Venlo (NL) @ To be announced shortly
We’ve got some announcements to make. These will come, shortly, we swear (European and local tour dates, plus more!).
But firstly, we’re playing an awesome show as part of MEGAPHONO’s festival here in Ottawa at the Diefenbunker on February 4th. This won’t be one to be missed.
Next up, we were just hailed as one of Canada’s best punk bands by the CBC. We’re in great company with a lot of friends on this list, so be sure to check them all out.