The Trews to rock Mainstay on 5/19 with Switchblade Syndicate and Arison Cain

The Trews
The Trews

The Trews, Switchblade Syndicate, and Arison Cain
Mainstay Rock Bar,  301 West 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH
doors 9:30 pm, $5, 21+

With four albums in seven years, two of them gold; 10 Top-10 singles, two of them No.1 and one gold; multiple awards, for best single, video and live group; and close to 800 live shows under its belt, including support slots for the Rolling Stones, Robert Plant, Guns N’ Roses, Nickelback and KISS, the Canadian rock band never rests.

The Trews — comprised of lead vocalist Colin MacDonald; his brother, guitarist John- Angus MacDonald; cousin, drummer Sean Dalton, and long-time friend, bassist Jack Syperek — keep pushing themselves in the studio and onstage, always ready to give an intuitive and intense rock ‘n’ roll show of songs that have killer hooks, such as “Hold Me In Your Arms” from the band’s latest studio album, No Time For Later. The song, whose video rose to No.1 on national television station MuchMusic, achieved gold status for sales of 20,000-plus digital downloads. The U.S. Indie Music Awards declared it 2009’s Best Hard Rock Song.

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May 10 Canton, OH @ The Auricle
May 11 Toledo, OH @ Frankies Inner-City
May 12 Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
May 15 Knoxville, TN @ Preservation Pub, WFIV on-air interview & performance – 1 pm
May 16 Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Olde Bar
May 17 Nashville, TN@ The Rutledge
May 18 Louisville, KY @ Gerstle’s
May 19 Cincinnati, OH @ Mainstay Rock Bar
May 21 Lexington, KY @ Kentucky Theater/Woodsongs taping (acoustic)
May 25 St. Albert, AB @ Rainmaker Music Festival
June 1 Windsor, ON @ Beaverfest
June 2 Brantford, ON @ Brant Park Conservation Area
June 7 Parry Sound, ON @ Stockly Centre
June 9 Sarnia, ON @ Stokes Bay
June 28 Kirkland lake, ON @ Kirkland Lake festival
June 30 Owen Sound, ON @ Bluesfest
July 15 Ottawa, ON@ Bluesfest
July 27 Sturtevant, WI @ Route 20 Outhouse, WBSD presents, benefits Special Olympics
Aug 3 Port Colborne, ON @ City of Port Colborne Market Square
Aug 4 Torbay, NL @ Upper Three Pond Park
Aug 5 Edison, AB @ Vision Park
Aug 18 Mount Brydges, ON @ Rockin’ Wheel
Aug 19 Salmon Arm, BC @ Salmon Arm Fair