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Toronto, ON – August 19, 2014 – With Alberta all abuzz about the first two reunion shows for the smalls coming up at the end of the month (August 30 – X Fest – Calgary, August 31 – Sonic Boom – Edmonton), the smalls are announcing the first string of shows from their upcoming October tour. Starting with The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto on October 18th and The Commodore Ballroom on November 7th in Vancouver, further dates will be announced shortly! Tickets for both shows go on sale this Friday, August 22nd. Full show details and ticket information for Toronto are available here and for Vancouver here. The upcoming dates will feature the original line up of Mike Caldwell on vocals, Corb Lund on bass, Dug Bevans on guitar and Terry Johnson on drums.

It was hard to walk down the streets of Edmonton, Calgary or any number of prairie towns in the early 90’s and not see someone wearing the iconic smalls t-shirt. Formed in 1989, the smalls were to Alberta what Nirvana was to Seattle. They sold over 40,000 albums independently and built a voracious fan base that has mourned their break up ever since they played their last show together in Edmonton on October 20, 2001. Evidenced by overflowing shows at legendary clubs across the west (including a riot in Kamloops that the RCMP were called in for and subsequently made the CBC evening news), the smalls were extremely prominent in the underground scene in Western Canada and have cropped up in countless other bands’ bios as an influence and driving force in the evolution of the prairie music scene.

Their self-produced debut eponymous album was released in 1990. To Each A Zone, their sophomore album, was released in 1992. Produced by Vancouver punk rock producer, Cecil English (NoMeansNo and DOA). Their third album, Waste And Tragedy, was produced by Joel van Dyke, and distributed through Cargo Records. Their fourth and final album, My Dear Little Angle, produced by Glenn Robinson, was released through Outside Music in 1998. Have a listen to their music – here.

the smalls – Tour Dates:
August 30 – Calgary, AB – X Fest
August 31 – Edmonton, AB – Sonic Boom Fest
October 18 – Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe – TICKETS
November 7 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom – TICKETS

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