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Royal Canoe – “Purple and Gold” Promo Video

  • March 6, 2013
  • 2 min read

2013 is looking to be a breakout year for the six-piece Canadian outfit Royal Canoe. The Winnipeg natives just signed with Roll Call Records for the release of a full-length album later this year in the U.S., and they’re gearing up for a heavy few months of touring that include stops at SXSW, dates in the U.S. and Europe, performances with Fol Chen, Of Montreal, ON AN ON and more.

The band garnered serious buzz at the 2012 CMJ Music Marathin, where KCRW named them the “Sleeper Hit” of the festival, stating “their super inventive sound is unbelievably rich and catchy,” and landed on “Best of CMJ” lists from Consequence of Sound, New York Times and more.


Savannah Stopover Festival (Savannah, GA)

March 8 @ Forsyth Park Bandshell **Direct support for Of Montreal 
March 9 @ Taco Abajo

SXSW (Austin, TX)

March 14 @ 2:00pm – Music Gorilla Party @ Burnside’s Tavern
March 14 @ 4:30pm – Manitoba Music Party @ Friends
March 14 @ 10:00pm – Red Ryder Showcase @ IFC Crossroads House (Vice)
March 15 @ 1:00pm – Beautiful Buzzz Party @ Brew Exchange
March 15 @ 3:45pm – Homeslice Pizza’s MXTS Party @ Homeslice Pizza


March 17 – Hot Springs National Park @ Low Key Arts (The Valley of the Vapors Festival) *
March 18 – St. Louis @ The Demo +
March 19 – Chicago @ Schuba’s *
March 20 – Des Moines @ Vaudeville Mews *
March 22 – Denver @ Hi-Dive *
March 24 – Seattle @ Barboza *
March 25 – Vancouver @ The Biltmore
March 26 – Portland @ Mississippi Studios *
March 28 – San Francisco @ Bottom of the Hill *
March 29 – Los Angeles @ Bootleg Bar *
April 24 – Regina @ Artful Dodger ^
April 25 – Calgary @ Broken City ^
April 26 – Edmonton @ The Artery ^
April 27 – Saskatoon @ Amigos ^


May 13 – Manchester, UK @ The Castle Hotel
May 14 – London, UK @ The Lexington
May 16-18 – Brighton, UK @ Great Escape Festival
May 22 – Vienna, Austria @ Arena
May 23 – Salzburg, Austria @ Rockhouse
May 27 – Dresden, Germany @ Beatpol
May 28 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Skt. Peter
May 29 – Bremen, Germany @ Lagerhaus
May 30 – Kiel @ Schaubude
June 01 – Mannheim, Germany @ Maifield Derby Festival

w/ On an On +
w/ Fol Chen *
w/ Rococode ^

Visit Royal Canoe online:

Official Website  l  Facebook  l  YouTube  l  Twitter

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