With the release of their latest album Death & Taxes (GroundSwell Music) on September 18th, The Stanfields will tour the Maritimes this November and December, including three acoustic performances with The Trews in New Brunswick, November 27th – December 3rd.
New Brunswick performance dates include:
(*with special guest The Trews)
November 27 – Fredericton, NB, The Playhouse*
November 30 – Moncton, NB, Capitol Theatre*
December 3 – Saint John, NB, Imperial Theatre*
Co-produced by The Stanfields and Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Metallica), Death & Taxes is a collection of 10 highly-charged tracks that are anthemic in scope and resplendent with The Stanfields’ trademarks: a folk and punk-tinged blue collar rock ‘n’ roll sound, driving guitar riffs and vocalist/guitarist Jon Landry’s gritty, Tom Waits-esque growl. Thematically, the album diverges from traditional Canadian East Coast fare to explore the darker, unspoken side of Maritime living and themes of poverty, war, despair, greed and capitalism.
The Stanfields kicked off a national tour in Ottawa last week. The group will travel as far west as Victoria before returning home to the east coast in mid-November.
Formed in 2008 and hailing from the gritty post-industrial towns of Nova Scotia, Canada, The Stanfields play every show like it is their collective last night on earth. Their kitchen party harmonies, thunderous rhythm section, high-octane stage show and genuine chemistry have won over audiences from coast to coast.
The band’s groundbreaking live performances have earned them much-lauded opportunities to shine on stages at the Vancouver Olympics, Nova Scotia Music Awards, NXNE, CMW, SXSW, Junofest, and the 2011 Canada Games Opening Ceremonies. They have also shared the stage with Flogging Molly, The Arkells, Big Sugar, Rise Against, The Trews and Matt Mays, among other high profile acts.