Fans of Canadian rock will have a lot to celebrate this summer as the Saints And Sinners 2020 Tour will bring together four legendary bands – Big Wreck, Headstones, Moist and The Tea Party – on stage for the first time. The nationwide trek kicks off June 26 in Penticton B.C. and heads east before culminating in St. John’s NL on July 30.
With over a dozen Gold and Platinum certified albums, hundreds of thousands of concert tickets sold and some of the most incredible hits among the line-up, the tour will be a once in a lifetime rock music spectacle. Every night will be a new experience for fans with a rotating, surprise line-up for each show and each band could not be more excited about hitting the road on this amazing tour.
“Every night, in every city will be an amazing experience and that definitely goes for the bands too,” says David Usher of Moist. “We’ve been on festivals and tours together over the years, but this unique shared bill with all four acts in a different order every night is going to be killer. We can’t wait to get this rolling!”
Hugh Dillon of the Headstones enthuses, “these bands, coast to coast, summer 2020, where the %#@ do we sign up!! Are you kidding me, this is a once in a lifetime Rock & Roll show.”
Big Wreck’s Ian Thornley says, “It’s going to be so much fun getting out there with these guys every night. That’s a lot of hits, and a lot of rock n’ roll. What a show… it’s going to be a big summer!”
Jeff Martin of The Tea Party adds, “I’m not sure that there’s a single concert goer out there that can handle what’s going to happen when all 4 of our bands are firing on all cylinder’s night after night. This is a tour not to be missed. Mark my words.”
The Saints and Sinners 2020 Tour has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket (where available) will go to the Unison Benevolent Fund and their work providing counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community. www.unisonfund.ca
The Saints and Sinners 2020 Tour presents a significant snapshot of Canadian rock history over the past 25 years and will be the must have ticket of the summer.
More about the Saints And Sinners 2020 Tour artists:
Big Wreck: Fronted by Toronto singer/songwriter/guitarist Ian Thornley, Big Wreck burst onto the scene in 1997 with their debut album In Loving Memory Of…, including the hit singles, “That Song,” “Blown Wide Open” and “The Oaf.” Following a hiatus from 2002-2010, the band returned the following year with the #1 single “Albatross” and the album of the same name. Big Wreck has maintained a full-time schedule since then, releasing their sixth studio album …but for the sun in 2019 and embarking on a 50+ city North American Tour.
Headstones: That other band from Kingston, Ontario has been spreading the rock and roll gospel since its inception in 1987. Fronted by the charismatic Hugh Dillon—now enjoying acclaim as an actor as well—the band added to its impressive body of work with 2019’s PeopleSkills, its fourth album since returning to active duty in 2013. Ferocious as ever, Headstones remain Canada’s most vital and beloved rock and roll outlaws.
Moist: With their multi-Platinum selling albums in the mid-to-late 1990s that included hits such as “Push,” “Silver” and “Resurrection,” Moist’s popularity in Canada rivaled that of their grunge-era peers just over the border in Seattle. Following a break in 2000, whereupon singer David Usher embarked on a successful solo career, Moist reunited and released Glory Under Dangerous Skies in 2014, which included the chart-topping hits “Mechanical” and “Black Roses”. Original bassist Jeff Pearce rejoined in 2019 for a sold out national tour marking the 25th anniversary of Moist’s debut album, Silver.
The Tea Party: With a career spanning over thirty years and nine major-label releases, The Tea Party, composed of Jeff Martin, Jeff Burrows, and Stuart Chatwood, have successfully gained the attention of fans on a worldwide level. In addition to selling over 1.8 million records worldwide, they have toured a countless number of times throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia. Much of the band’s success can be attributed to their larger-than-life stage presence. The Black River EP is the first record from The Tea Party since 2014’s The Ocean at the End. The release is a kickoff to a year-long celebration, as the band will be embarking on their 30th year together in 2020.
Saints And Sinners 2020 Tour Dates:
- June 26 Penticton, BC South Okanagan Events Centre
- June 27 Abbotsford, BC Abbotsford Centre
- June 29 Victoria, BC Save On Foods Memorial Centre
- July 1 Prince George, BC CN Centre
- July 2 Lethbridge, AB ENMAX Centre
- July 3 Regina, SK Brandt Centre
- July 4 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Convention Centre
- July 6 Calgary, AB Big Four Roadhouse (Stampede Park)
- July 7 Brandon, MB Westoba Place
- July 8 Winnipeg, MB Bell MTS Place
- July 11 Rama, ON Casino Rama Resort
- July 15 Laval, QC Place Bell
- July 16 Buffalo, NY Artpark Amphitheater
- July 18 Ottawa, ON RBC Ottawa Bluesfest *
- July 23 Halifax, NS Scotiabank Centre
- July 24 Moncton, NB Casino New Brunswick
- July 30 St. John’s, NL George Street Festival
* Tickets onsale with festival at a later date