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06 APRIL 2018 (TORONTO, ON) – Today, Canadian indie-rock royalty, Sloan are excited to release the highly anticipated 12th studio album, appropriately titled 12 through Murderecords/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The album is available in stores and online today, get it HERE


Sloan are one of the rare bands to make it to their 12th album with all four original members who are equally prolific songwriters and all still working at the top of their respective games, sounding utterly ageless in the process. 12 includes three songs written by each member with the band being eager to initiate more creative cross-pollination in their song-writing. Each of the four individuals contribute unique qualities that play into their core strengths: Patrick Pentland with the soaring rock anthems, Chris Murphy with the playful, participatory sing-alongs, Jay Ferguson with the jaunty prog-pop gems, and Andrew Scott with the whimsical innerspace explorations. In comparing their last album, Commonwealth (2014), Ferguson says, “That album was more of everyone retreating to corners to produce and sequence a side of their own material, this one would potentially have more collaboration than usual.” While the songs on 12 greatly emphasize each member’s distinct personality, they’re all ultimately united by their lean economy and punchy precision.


Sloan is a Toronto-based rock band from Halifax, Nova Scotia who first performed in the spring of 1991. The band are credited as being a main instigator for the Canadian East Coast alternative scene of the early 90s, garnering comparisons to the Seattle Grunge movement on the opposite coast. Over the course of their quarter-century career, Sloan have amassed an outstanding collection of over 200 songs and more than 30 singles with airplay at Canadian Rock Radio. Sloan have received nine Juno Award nominations and won for Best Alternative Album in 1997. Recently, the band was named one of Canada’s top five bands of all-time in a CBC critics poll.


Additionally, the band is pleased to announce an extensive 2018 tour with over 30 dates across North America where they will be bringing 12 to life for fans. Full itinerary below.




Apr 6   Regina, SK                              Turvey Centre

Apr 7   Saskatoon, SK                        Broadway Theatre

Apr 8   Red Deer, AB                          Bo’s Bar & Grill

Apr 9   Grande Prairie, AB                 Better Than Fred's

Apr 11  Calgary, AB                            Marquee Beer Market

Apr 12 Edmonton, AB                        Starlite Room

Apr 13  Medicine Hat, AB                   The Silver Buckle

Apr 14  Fernie, AB                              Fernie Resort

Apr 15  Nelson, BC                             Spirit Bar

Apr 17  Campbell River, BC               Tidemark Theatre

Apr 18  Nanaimo, BC                         The Port Theatre

Apr 19  Victoria, BC                            Capital Ballroom

Apr 20  Vancouver, BC                       Imperial

Apr 21  Portland, OR                          The Doug Fir

Apr 22  Seattle, WA                            Columbia City Theatre

Apr 24  San Francisco, CA                 Rickshaw Stop

Apr 25 Los Angeles, CA                     Moroccan Room

May 3 Halifax, NS                              Scotiabank Arena (ECMA Awards Broadcast Performance) +                                                                  Marquee Ballroom (Full Show)

May 4  Moncton, NB                           Tide and Boar Gastropub 

May 5 Portland, ME                           Empire

May 7  Boston, MA                             Brighton Music Hall

May 9  Philadelphia, PA                     Boot & Saddle

May 10 New York, NY                        Bowery Ballroom

May 11 Buffalo, NY                            Rock & Roll Hotel

May 12 Toronto, ON                           Yonge Dundas Square

May 16 London, ON                           London Music Hall

May 17 Peterborough, ON                 The Red Dog

May 18 Prince Edward County, ON   The Hayloft Dancehall

May 19 Bala, ON                                Kee to Bala

Jun 16  Buffalo, NY                             Iron Works

Jun 17  Pittsburgh, PA                        Funhouse

Jun 19  Cleveland, OH                       Grog Shop

Jun 20  Detroit, MI                              St. Andrew’s Hall

Jun 21 Columbus, OH                       A & R Music Bar

Jun 22  St. Louis, MO                         Duck Room

Jun 23  Chicago, IL                            Elbow Room

Jun 24  Saint Paul, MN                       Turf Club

Jun 27  Timmins, ON                         Stars and Thunder Festival

Jun 28  Ottawa, ON                            Brass Monkey


Photo Credit: Vanessa Heins



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Sloan - 12 

  1. Spin Our Wheels
  2. All Of The Voices
  3. Right To Roam
  4. Gone For Good
  5. The Day Will Be Mine
  6. Essential Services
  7. Don’t Stop (If It Feels Good Do It)
  8. Year Zero
  9. Have Faith
  10. The Lion’s Share
  11. Wish Upon A Satellite
  12. 44 Teenagers