MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
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Since the release of their highly celebrated debut House of Ill Fame (2003), The Trews have gained a reputation as one of Canada’s most electrifying live Rock bands. Ten years, five studio albums and thousands of gigs in, the Ontario-based rockers are still going strong and are as willing as ever to break the mold. They release their self-titled, Nettwerk debut digitally in the U.S. on April 22, 2014.
Produced by Gavin Brown (Metric, Billy Talent, The Tragically Hip) and guitarist John-Angus MacDonald (The Trews, The Glorious Sons), The Trews (Nettwerk) is the band’s maiden release with new label Nettwerk, home to Passenger, Peter Murphy, Boy & Bear, Family of the Year and more. The album not only boasts a guest spot by Canadian songstress, Serena Ryder, but contributions from die-hard Trews fans on some tracks; just one of the perks available to fans who contributed to The Trews’ hugely successful PledgeMusiccampaign. In addition to allowing loyal supporters unparalleled access to the band during the recording process and partially funding the record, the PledgeMusic campaign, which concludes on April 22, is an effort by The Trews to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Canada in honor of a friend who passed away from CF last year. Learn more about the PledgeMusic campaign HERE.
The blend of upbeat rockers and raw ballads on The Trews displays the foursome’s growth as songwriters and performers as never before, and nowhere more so than on “In the Morning” featuring Serena Ryder, and “65 Roses,” a song inspired by their close friend’s struggle with CF.The Trews blazing lead single “What’s Fair Is Fair” is out now on iTunes with the accompanying lyric video on YouTube and stream atSoundcloud – Feel free to post and share.
The band will be touring the U.S. for a month-long run of shows starting in Pittsburgh on June 4, hitting the Northeast (Buffalo, Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, DC) and Midwest (Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Louisville), ending in Toledo on June 28. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
The Trews have had 14 Top 10 singles on Rock radio, two Gold Certified albums and received numerous JUNO Award nominations. They’ve played well over 1,000 shows worldwide, both on their own and supporting legendary acts including The Rolling Stones, KISS, Robert Plant, Guns ‘n Roses, Kid Rock and Bruce Springsteen.
The Trews Tour Dates:
June 4 – Pittsburgh, PA – Hard Rock Café
June 5 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
June 6 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
June 7 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
June 9 – Watertown, NY – The Ballroom @ Savoy Downtown
June 10 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs
June 11 – New York, NY – The Bowery Electric
June 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Hard Rock Café
June 15 – Washington, DC – DC9
June 16 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Café
June 18 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR
June 19 – Louisville, KY – The New Vintage Showcase
June 28 – Toledo, OH – Frankies Inner-City