Here’s some more pics from the Mohawk Lodge / Eamon McGrath European tour!
Before the rest of the band pics, I want to make a few special shout-outs to Shain Shapiro at CIMA in the UK…
…and to Sven Gielen and Tim Schreurs at Combo Agency in Peer, BE, for all their help and assistance in making the tour a reality, and a success. You guys rule!
I thanked Ryder more than once while we were in Europe, for bringing me along to take photos, shoot video, and play bass in Mohawk Lodge. 26 shows in 28 days, across 6 countries, driving the van ourselves with no tour manager or driver! A 4-week break like this from my life is exactly what I needed, just to get some distance and perspective. I feel like a new man! I’m happy (even if I appear to be blankly staring into space when you see me)!
Our tour-drummer Rob Josephson (and studio drummer for both Mohawk Lodge “Crimes” and Eamon McGrath “Peacemaker” albums) flew back to Vancouver the day after the 159 Manning BBQ. He kept his straight-edge, and was sober and vegetarian for the entire tour. I am impressed! Rob, it was good times hanging out with you and playing with you!
The Mohawk Lodge have another month of shows in Ontario and Quebec ahead of us! Danny Miles from the Job is taking over on drums.
In early August Ryder, Eamon and Peter will fly out to Vancouver to play some shows with the West-Coast Chapter of Mohawk Lodge! I will remain here in Toronto continuing some projects where they were left off before tour, and focusing on new projects.
We’re playing this Thursday, July 1st (Canada Day) at the Dakota Tavern here in Toronto. Come out and celebrate with us!
The Mohawk Lodge and Eamon McGrath Tour Dates.
01 Jul – Toronto, ON @ the Dakota “Crimes” CD Release Party!
02 Jul – London, ON @ East Village Arts Co-op
07 Jul – Toronto, ON @ the Dakota “White Whale Wednesdays”
10 Jul – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
14 Jul – Toronto, ON @ the Dakota “White Whale Wednesdays” w/ Snailhouse
16 Jul – Hamilton, ON @ This Ain’t Hollywood w/ Wax Mannequin
17 Jul – Windsor, ON @ The Phog w/ Wax Mannequin
21 Jul – Toronto, ON @ the Dakota “White Whale Wednesdays”
23 Jul – Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange w/
28 Jul – Toronto, ON @ the Dakota “White Whale Wednesdays”
Aug 20 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore
Aug 21 – Victoria, BC @ TBC
Aug 27 – Calgary, AB @ Broken City w/ Dojo Workhorse
Aug 28 – Edmonton, AB @ Likwid w/ Dojo Workhorse
OCT 15 – 30: JAPAN (email us if you can help! infoatwhitewhaledotca)