BURLINGTON, Canada (Top40 Charts/ Walk Off The Earth
Official Website) - May 29th, 2009 will mark the release date of Walk off the Earth's first 7 track installment of their new album, 'My Rock'.
Never wanting to sit still, the Burlington reggae rock threesome are breaking 'My Rock' in two and releasing Part 1 on May 29th, and Part 2 later this year. Following up 2007's colorful 'Smooth Like Stone on a Beach', the band has recorded some of their most honest songs to date, while keeping in line with their party-all-the-time attitude that made their debut such a hit!
Released on the bands own label, SlapDash Records, and recorded in their own studio (The Stoodz) the album is the sound of friendship, late nights, and hours of hard work finally ready for the public's ears.
Walk off the Earth will release the album with friends Mean Tangerine And Tall Guy Short Guy (members of the Johnstones) at the Reverb on May 29th. They'll then tour the new release heavily throughout the summer, including dates on the Vans Warped Tour. The band is well known for their experimental and captivating live sets, and have shared stages with many notable acts such as; Bedouin Soundclash, K-os, ill Scarlett, and more.
Hailing from Burlington, Ontario Walk Off the Earth are comprised of 3 members, all with extensive backgrounds in the Canadian music scene - usually behind the scenes as writers or producers. In two short years, the band sold over 2000 CD's through their own label, SlapDash Records while sharing the stage with noteworthy outfits like Bedouin Soundclash, K-OS, Ill Scarlett, The Johnstones, and many more! Their sophomore album, 'My Rock', is due in 2009 and will take off where their charming reggae-rock debut Smooth Like Stone on a Beach took off! Taking cues from legends before them like; The Clash and The Police - it's just a matter of time before we're all humming their infectious melodies down the street on the way to work! Walk Off the Earth will join Warped Tour this year for a few dates and tour their new release. Expect to hear more from these cats.
'The tracks recorded for Smooth Like Stone On A Beach showcase solid musicianship and a keen sense of pop sensibility but the humour and energy of WOTE's ska-tinged reggae rock is undeniably infectious. The fact that these guys are professional party makers oozes on every track.' - View Magazine
2009 tour dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
May 9 @ Black Dog Pub, BAYFIELD
May 29 @ The Reverb, TORONTO (**CD RELEASE)
May 30 @ The Alexander, BRANTFORD
Jun. 4 @ The Fox and Fiddle, MISSASSAUGA
Jun. 5 @ Bronte Park, BURLINGTON (Relay for Life)
Jun. 11 @ The Great Farini, PORT HOPE
Jun. 12 @ O'Reillys's Pub @ PERTH
Jun. 13 @ Streetsville Legion, MISSISSAUGA
Jun. 26 @ Canmore Hotel, CANMORE, AB
Jun. 27 @ the Stetson, CALGARY (*Sled Island Festival)
Jul. 3 @ Chubby Pickle, WINDSOR
Jul. 10 @ Vans Warped Tour, TORONTO
Jul. 11 @ Vans Warped Tour, MONTREAL
Jul. 12 @ Vans Warped Tour, HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
Jul. 18 @ Vans Warped Tour, NEW YORK, NY
Jul. 19 @ Vans Warped Tour, OCEAN PORT, NJ
Jul. 21 @ Vans Warped Tour, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Jul. 25 @ Arnold's, OAKVILLE
Aug. 1 @ The Moose Wigamog Inn, HALIBURTON
Aug. 28 @ My Mississauga, MISSISSAUGA