North American tour kickoff. The latest
Today the band kicks off their North American run of dates, playing some BSS material and some of Kevin's Spirit If...
In the middle of their successful European run they had the following series of events take place:
- They find themselves at The Arches in Glasgow, Scotland playing to 650 people and;
- after the gig the band goes to an after party with Los Campesinos, SkyLarkin and You say Party, we say Die.
- Four hours later, lead guitarist Bill Priddle fractures his collar bone in bizarre sporting accident.
- Four hours later Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning put the call into BSS member/Metric mainman James Shaw.
- James, home from a successful night of tequila and other elixirs is coerced into joining the band on the remainder of Uk dates.
- Band plays the next gig at The Academy in Manchester, England as a five piece. Openers Noah and the Whale love the gig, but Drew is skeptical.
- The next day, James Shaw and Kevin's father, David Drew, arrive in Birmingham and set the night on fire.
- Band finishes the tour with a sold out gig at London's infamous Koko concert hall joined that night by Emily Haines.
- Band flies home the next day. some to Vancouver, some to Brooklyn, most to Toronto.
- James Shaw agrees to continue touring with the band to kick off their North American dates.
- Emily Haines will be joining the band in Los Angeles
- All remaining BSS alumni are currently on the road pursuing their own endeavours.
- The show must, and will go on.
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