In support of their critically acclaimed avant-pop masterpiece “The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse” CD/LP, THE BESNARD LAKES will be spending late 2007 on tour with Sweden’s PETER BJORN AND JOHN. It has been a magical year for The Besnard Lakes. They have toured both North America and Europe twice over, playing the most intimate rooms as well as on large festival stages where they’ve opened up for the likes of Smashing Pumpkins. They have been nominated for prestigious prizes, such as for the POLARIS PRIZE, recognizing the best Canadian album of the year, and the ECHO SONGWRITING PRIZE for their song “Devastation”. And their album has been an underground success story, being deemed by Pitchfork as one of the excellent overlooked records this year and having garnered great praise from prominent print media outlets such as Mojo (4 star review; see below.) Likely to make it on many year-end “best of 2007″ lists, the Besnard Lakes make one last splash with a few weeks on the road with PETER BJORN AND JOHN.
Also recently available from the Besnard Lakes is the “Casino Nanaimo” 12-inch and a re-introduction of their debut album “Volume I”.
All dates with Peter Bjorn and John:
11/23/2007 Houston, TX – Warehouse
11/24/2007 Dallas, TX – Palladium
11/25/2007 Oklahoma City, OK – Cain’s
11/26/2007 Kansas City, MO – Madrid
11/27/2007 Indianapolis, IN – Vogue
11/29/2007 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
11/30/2007 Louisville, KY – Headliners
12/1/2007 Detroit, MI – Majestic
12/2/2007 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
12/3/2007 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
12/5/2007 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
*w/o Peter Bjorn and John
For comprehensive, up-to-date tour listing, go HERE.