Canada’s THE TREWS are serious road warriors. In addition to two gold records, and eleven top-10 singles, the Toronto-based rock band has logged close to 1,000 concerts. They’re currently on their third tour of Australia this year and have two weeks in the UK in October, but U.S. shows have been selective around the release of Hope & Ruin, their fourth full-length studio album.
That all changes in November as the The Trews embark on a U.S. RESIDENCY TOUR where they will make repeated visits to select markets. The quartet will hit Nashville, Birmingham, Atlanta & Louisville, performing three times in each city over the course of three weeks and will also make select stops in Detroit, Lansing, Cleveland, Knoxville and Buffalo.
Earlier this summer, NY Press was blown away by a rare NYC appearance and American Songwriter hosted an acoustic session by the guys in their Nashville offices. Benjamin Ricci of Performer Magazine applauds, "The Trews are, without a doubt, the greatest rock band of their generation," Twangville calls Hope & Ruin, “A collection of rock anthems filled with blaring electric guitars and tight harmonies” and Metal Odyssey exclaims, "The Trews just don’t bang-it-out on this album, they play the song and take you on an escalator of Rock."
ARTIST direct premiered the video for "The World I Know" and notes, "You will feel like you are on a people mover or a conveyor belt as this colorful, strange video begins... If this is the world I know, I'd hate to see the world I don't know!"
The Trews released Hope & Ruin earlier this year, Live From Montreal this summer, exclusively on iTunes, and in September, Hope & Ruin Deluxe, which includes a digital booklet and video of the title track. The DELUXE version is only available digitally through Bumstead Records and is generously priced at $8.99.
Popmatters says, “There are some incredible moments” on Hope & Ruin and The Aquarian agrees it’s easy to, “get sucked into its vibe.” From the trippy atmospherics of “Dreaming Man” to the harmony-filled minstrelsy closer “You Gotta Let Me,” rhythmical patter ”One By One,” full-throttle rocker “People of the Deer,” soft rumination “Stay With Me” and buoyant first single, “Hope & Ruin,” the 12-song album has a feel that can only come from four guys that have played together for 14 years.
THE TREWS TOUR DATES
Fri, Nov 11 – Detroit, MI – THE MAGIC BAG
Sat, Nov 12 – Lansing, MI – THE LOFT
Tues, Nov 15 – Nashville, TN – 12th & PORTER
Wed, Nov 16 – Birmingham, AL – THE NICK
Thurs, Nov 17 – Atlanta, GA – ATLANTA ROOM
Sat, Nov 19 – Louisville, KY – UNCLE SLAYTON’S
Sun, Nov 20 – Cleveland, OH – BROTHERS LOUNGE
Fri, Nov 25 – Buffalo, NY – TOWN BALLROOM
Tues, Nov 29 – Nashville, TN – 12th & PORTER
Wed, Nov 30 – Birmingham, AL – THE NICK
Thurs, Dec 1 – Atlanta, GA – ATLANTA ROOM
Sat, Dec 3 – Louisville, KY – UNCLE SLAYTON’S
Tues, Dec 6 – Nashville, TN – 12th & PORTER
Wed, Dec 7 – Birmingham, AL – THE NICK
Thurs, Dec 8 – Atlanta, GA – ATLANTA ROOM
Fri, Dec 9 – Knoxville – PRESERVATION PUB - WFIV LISTENER PARTY
Sat, Dec 10 – Louisville, KY – UNCLE SLAYTON’