Psych titans Pontiak to strap on their Kodiak boots for Canadian trek with Sleep in September

Psych titans Pontiak to strap on their Kodiak boots for Canadian trek with Sleep in September

You can’t always freely decide where you want to tour; fans have to be made, bills have to be paid, and bosses have to be obeyed. But to deliberately choose to spend over two weeks in the unfriendly confines of Canada, where the temperature never gets above -20 degrees Celsius (whatever that is) and where beer and weed is rarely consumed? Well, that’s just plain madness!

No, take it from a lad from the land with a universal, publicly funded health-care system: Pontiak — the band of brothers and brewers — will have no trouble finding suds and buds north of the 49th parallel when they hook up with doom doyens Sleep for a coast-to-coast Canadian tour in balmy September.

Jennings, Lain, and Van Carney will hit the Great White North for a tour beginning in Victoria on September 1, ending in Halifax on September 16, and hitting most of provinces along the way (no Newfoundland, P.E.I., New Brunswick, or the Territories this time around; curiously, no Toronto show either).

It has been two years since the last Pontiak album, so expect freewheeling, trippy sets at these amazing double bills. To get you reacquainted, have a listen to “Ignorance Makes Me High” from Dialectic of Ignorance (Thrill Jockey) below.

Pontiak live:

05.28.19 - Richmond, PA - Richmond Music Hall *
09.01.19 - Victoria, BC - Capitol Ballroom #
09.02.19 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom #
09.03.19 - Nelson, BC - Spiritbar #
09.04.19 - Calgary, AB - The Palace Theatre #
09.06.19 - Edmonton, AB - The Ranch Roadhouse #
09.07.19 - Saskatoon, SK - Coors Event Centre #
09.08.19 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick #
09.11.19 - Guelph, ON - Guelph Concert Theatre #
09.12.19 - Ottawa, ON - Algonquin Commons Theatre #
09.13.19 - Montreal, QC - MTelus #
09.14.19 - Quebec City, QC - Theatre Imperial #
09.16.19 - Halifax, NS - Marquee Ballroom #

* Dead Meadow
# Sleep

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