PTO is on the road right now crossing the Northern United States in our brand new (used) mini van – Van the Van. After a fairly major event in our touring experience which had us getting rear ended on the the highway in Kamloops, Lucille (our old van) was written off and Van the Van found her way into our life.
A couple nights ago we played Portland, Oregon and the band fell in love with that town. Blackie found the drum kit of his dreams at a shop on Alberta St. (I’m not kidding Albertons), and we got to meet in person Mr. Frank Gutch Jr. We had a day off and headed to Spokane where we had the best show of the tour so far at the Blue Spark. Every tour has a surprise show, and this was it. Spokane is a beautiful city and we had a great crowd at the bar. We’ll be back Spokane. I promise.
What we didn’t count on was that since we bought our new van in BC, we would have to drive in back to Alberta to register it. This little detail is what we are smack in the middle of right now as I write this post. We had to make a 7 hour side trip to Cardston, AB, just across the Montana border to have Van inspected and registered. No big deal right? Well here’s the kicker. We have to play a show in Milwaukee, WI tomorrow night, and it’s 2500 kms away. Ha ha ha ha. Oh well. We’ll make it. We’ll be playing with Jane again too!!!
Below are some of our upcoming shows in the US and Ontario:
- Aug. 28 – Bremen Cafe – Milwaukee, WI
- Aug. 29 – The Elbo Room – Chicago, IL
- Aug. 30 – The Old Dog Tavern – Kalamazoo, MI
- Aug. 31 – Loplop’s – Sault Ste. Marie, ON
- Sept. 1 – The Lavigne Tavern Pig Roast – Lavigne, ON w/ Aurora Jane
- Sept. 2 – The Lavigne Tavern Pig Roast – Lavigne, ON w/ Aurora Jane
- Sept. 3 – Ambrosia Loft – Toronto, ON w/ Aurora Jane
- Sept. 4 – The Cameron House – Toronto, ON – 6-8pm Tuesdays in September
- Sept. 6 – The Baltimore House – Hamilton, ON – w/ Aurora Jane
- Sept. 8 – The Silver Dollar – Toronto, ON – w/ Canteen Knockout
- Sept. 11 – The Cameron House – Toronto, ON – 6-8pm Tuesdays in September
- Sept. 18 – The Cameron House – Toronto, ON – 6-8pm Tuesdays in September
- Sept. 21 – Grumpy’s Bar – Montreal, QC – w/ Aurora Jane
Visit the Shows page for details.