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Brand New Track From First Album in Four Years, Sloan 12 

Announce 2018 Tour With Over 30 Dates Across North America 

05 February 2018 (TORONTO, ON) – Today, Canadian indie-rock royalty, Sloan are excited to kick-off their mighty return with their new song, “The Day Will Be Mine”. The track is released as part of the band’s announcement of their 12th studio album appropriately titled Sloan 12 which is set to release April 6 via Murderecords/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Listen to “The Day Will Be Mine” and pre-order Sloan 12 NOW.

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. Sloan 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 12 songs on Sloan 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 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 Sloan 12 to life for fans. Full itinerary below with more dates to be added soon.


Apr 3   Sudbury, ON               Townehouse
Apr 4   Thunder Bay, ON       Crocks
Apr 5   Winnipeg, MB              The Pyramid
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                  Marquee (ECMA festival)
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                Buffalo Iron Works
May 19  Bala, ON                   Kee to Bala
Jun 19  Cleveland, OH           Grog Shop
Jun 20  Detroit, MI                  St. Andrew’s Hall
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

Photo Credit: Corbin Smith

Sloan 12 Track listing

  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

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