Tokyo Police Club got a Juno nomination yesterday, so today's announcement that they'll be touring across Canada in March and April is very good timing on their part.
The band are competing against Arcade Fire, Owen Pallett, Broken Social Scene and Polaris Music Prize winners Karkwa for this year's alternative album of the year Juno. They'll find out if they've won on March 27 at Toronto's Air Canada Centre.
In the meantime, they'll launch their Canadian tour March 30, but will precede it with a performance at this year's XM Verge Music Awards on March 1 in Toronto. They're not nominated, but they'll be on hand to provide some of the musical entertainment anyway.
Dinosaur Bones, Hollerado and Said The Whale will open select Canadian dates.
You can see singer/bassist Dave Monks, guitarist Josh Hooks, keyboardist Graham Wright and drummer Greg Alsop here:
Feb. 2 Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
Feb. 3 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Feb. 5 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
Feb. 7 Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
Feb. 8 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
Feb. 9 Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
Feb. 10 Covington, KY @ The Mad Hatter
Feb. 11 Bowling Green, OH @ Howard's Club
March 1 Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club (XM Verge Music Awards)
March 30 Kingston, ON @ The ale House w/ Hollerado
March 31 Hamilton, ON @ Hamilton Place Studio Theatre w/ Hollerado
April 1 Guelph, ON @ Peter Clark Hall w/ Dinosaur Bones and Hollerado
April 2 London, ON @ London Music Hall w/ Hollerado
April 3 Barrie, ON @ The Mansion w/ Hollerado
April 7 Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle w/ Dinosaur Bones and Hollerado
April 8 Ottawa, ON @ Live Lounge Mainstage at Capital Music Hall w/ Said The Whale
April 9 Sudbury, ON @ The Townehouse Tavern w/ Dinosaur Bones and Said The Whale
April 12 Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks w/ Dinosaur Bones and Said The Whale
April 13 Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret w/ Dinosaur Bones and Said The Whale
April 15 Saskatoon, SK @ Louis' Pub w/ Dinosaur Bones and Said The Whale
April 17 Calgary, AB @ Republik w/ Dinosaur Bones and Said The Whale
April 18 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room w/ Dinosaur Bones and Said The Whale
April 21 Whistler, BC @ TELUS World Ski And Snowboard Festival
April 23 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom w/ Dinosaur Bones and Said The Whale
April 24 Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub w/ Dinosaur Bones and Said The Whale
April 26 Nelson, BC @ Spiritbar at The Hume Hotel w/ Dinosaur Bones and Said The Whale
July 9 Toronto, ON @ Downsview Park (Edgefest)