Posted in music | tour dates on June 17, 2009

DOWNLOAD: The Rural Alberta Advantage - Don't Haunt This Place (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Rural Alberta Advantage - Frank, AB (MP3)

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The Rural Alberta Advantage

Canadian trio and recent Saddle Creek signees The Rural Alberta Advantage have paid frequent visits to NYC since playing their first US show at Pianos in January. That first trip included a second show at Union Hall, then they returned in April and again at the end of May.

The group heads out on a summer North American tour on June 20th. That trip keeps them on the road pretty consistently through August (including multiple appearances at Calgary's Sled Island Fest) (each show is at a different venue). So far, the band's only NYC date is a free show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Tuesday, August 4th. They're currently the only band announced on that date, but MHOW reports that more bands will be added to the show's lineup.

All those gigs are in support of TRAA's debut, Hometowns, which came out as a self-released disc in 2008 and will get a Saddle Creek release on July 7th. Pre-orders come with an immediate download code.

Videos from TRAA's past two NYC runs, in April and May, below with all tour dates...

The Rural Alberta Advantage - "Don't Haunt This Place" May 30, 2009

The Rural Alberta Advantage - Frank, AB (Live at the Bell House, 4/5/09)

The Rural Alberta Advantage - Edmonton (Live at the Bell House, 4/5/09)

The Rural Alberta Advantage - Four Night Rider (Live at the Bell House, 4/5/09)

The Rural Alberta Advantage - Drain The Blood (Live at the Bell House, 4/5/09)

The Rural Alberta Advantage - 2009 Tour Dates
Jun 20 The Vollrath - Indianapolis, Indiana
Jun 21 High Noon Saloon - Madison, Wisconsin
Jun 22 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jun 23 Royal Albert Arms - Winnipeg, Manitoba
Jun 25 Sled Island Festival [AA] - Calgary, Alberta
Jun 25 Sled Island Festival - Calgary, Alberta
Jun 26 Sled Island Festival - Calgary, Alberta
Jun 27 Brixx Bar & Grill - Edmonton, Alberta
Jun 30 Club at the Exchange [AA] - Regina, Saskatchewan
Jul 05 The Media Club - Vancouver, British Columbia
Jul 06 Sunset Tavern - Seatle, Washington
Jul 07 Backspace [AA] - Portland, Oregon
Jul 09 The Bottom of the Hill [AA] - San Francisco, California
Jul 10 The Echo - Los Angeles, California
Jul 11 Modified [AA] - Phoenix, Arizona
Jul 13 Kilby Court [AA] - Salt Lake City, Utah
Jul 14 Hi-Dive - Denver, Colorado
Jul 15 Slowdown (Front Rm) [AA] - Omaha, Nebraska
Jul 25 Hillside Festival [AA] - Guelph, Ontario
Jul 26 Hillside Festival [AA] - Guelph, Ontario
Aug 01 Osheaga Music Festival - Montreal, Quebec
Aug 04 Music Hall of Williamsburg - New York, NY
Aug 08 Wolfe Island Musicfest - Wolfe Island, Ontario
Aug 24 Pritzker Pavilion [AA] - Chicago, Illinois

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Comments (9)

That press photo sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2009 11:15 AM

How do you say 'I'd hit it' in Canadian?

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2009 11:24 AM

11:24: "I'd hit it, eh?"

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2009 11:32 AM

seen 'em. beyond boring...

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2009 11:39 AM

Hometowns = album of the year

Posted by tom w | June 17, 2009 11:48 AM

The picture looks like the new cover of Good Friends cereal.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2009 12:44 PM

Hometowns=Album of last year

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2009 3:15 PM

One big happy family. Try Alberta Fiber oats!

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2009 12:50 AM

I'd like to hit a hipster in the mouth.
p.s.
great album by the raa

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 11:56 AM

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