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Hollerado - EARLY SHOW

With guests

19 Years and Older (2 Pieces of Gov't Issued ID Required)
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
General Admission


Hollerado return with another brilliantly conveyed lyric video for new song “Straight To Hell” and one of the 10 new tracks revealed today, off their forthcoming and last official album as a band, Retaliation Vacation coming out on June 7, 2019 (Royal Mountain Records).

Painstakingly created details leap from the lyric video’s pages – as is happens to be an elaborately hand crafted pop-up book. Says director Marty MacPherson; “After listening to the lyrics to “Straight To Hell” I began to think about growing up with religion and how when you’re a kid, you can be taught these lessons and beliefs that don’t always hold up as an adult. Keeping with that train of thought I ended up on the idea of the pop-up book – which is generally a form of book you don’t come across much outside of childhood and I felt it was a good fit. I’d never made a pop up book before this (turns out it’s super complicated) so I was very lucky to have the assistance of my very talented colleague, Josh Gorle, as well as some very informative books from the Toronto Public Library throughout the process.”


Hollerado also announce further Canadian dates for the fall in addition to two already announced Toronto shows at the end of December and The Danforth Music Hall on December 12 and 13. The new tour dates are on sale as of tomorrow, Wednesday April 17 via an Artist Pre-Sale beginning at 10 am local time and a general on sale this Friday April 19 also at 10 am local time.

Growing up in the shadow of the nation’s Capital in a small town called Manotick, kids had to hatch their own fun. For brothers Jake (drums) and Nixon Boyd (lead guitar), Menno Versteeg (guitar, lead vocals) and Dean Baxter (bass), their dream of trading songs for adventures as Hollerado would turn into more than a decade of packed venues, radio hits and world travels. 

Hollerado’s Do-It-Yourself spirit has served them well. They created their own record label, Royal Mountain Records, which helped propel bands like PUP and Alvvays through their startup days. Hollerado kept the DIY aesthetic for their first release in 2009 – Record in a Bag. Besides the glitter, stickers, and temporary tattoos added to every zip-locked package, the album was stuffed with songs about what they knew best – drinking, having fun, and life on the road. 

A steady stream of rock solid indie hits followed, with college and mainstream radio embracing their powerful but accessible sound: Juliette; Americanarama; Got to Lose; Fake Drugs – all climbed the charts and raised the band’s profile.

In 2013, they released their second full-length, White Paint. Like its whitewashed cover that could be scratched off to reveal complex art underneath, the songs were the same, displaying a deeper maturity that told of the struggles of loss, drug-fueled late nights, but ultimately forgiveness and redemption. 

To promote the album, Hollerado offered a special package deal that included vinyl, a t-shirt, poster and the promise of a custom song. That promise turned into a mammoth undertaking lasting two years as the band refused to just quickly toss off hastily produced ditties. The result was an eclectic mix of 111 songs ranging from indie rock to acoustic jams, and experimenting with electronic, rap, and even spokenword. The collection was released digitally in 2015 as 111 Songs

After taking a deep breath,they hit reset and got back to their roots in 2017 with Born Yesterday, once again using their go-to producers Gus Van Go and Werner FThey toured Europe and went as far east as Moscow, capping off more than 2,000 shows throughout their years.

Confident in the legacy they had established, the band announced in 2019 they would finish one last record, Retaliation Vacation, that they would write, record, produce, engineer and mix by themselves. A true Hollerado farewell gift to the thousands of fans and friends they made along the way. They go out the way they came in, still a tight-knit family with a catalogue of catchy-as-hell songs and a cannonade of confetti.

April 20  @ Club Richelieu, Welland, ON
October 3 @ The Seahorse Tavern, Halifax, NS
October 17 @ Park Theatre, Winnipeg, MB
October 26 @ Commonwealth Bar & Stage, Calgary, AB
November 2 @ Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
November 6 @ Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NYC
December 12 @ Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON
December 13 @ Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON – SOLD OUT *All Ages

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