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    Wed, 24 Aug 2011 15:10:27

    The Sheepdogs to Tour This Fall - They won the "Rolling Stone" cover contest

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    Atlantic recording group The Sheepdogs have announced plans for a major North American tour, their first since being named as the winners of Atlantic Records and Rolling Stone's "Do You Wanna Be A Rock & Roll Star?" competition, presented by Garnier Fructis. The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-based rock band were selected by consumer votes to be the first-ever band or artist not signed to a major label to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone. While it may seem like the 'Dogs are starting out with an advantage, the band has actually been toiling since 2006, so they've worked hard to earn the prizes of this contest!

    The Sheepdogs will celebrate their triumph with a wide-ranging line-up of live dates, both here and in their home country of Canada. In addition to an array of headline shows and festival appearances, the extensive trek will also see the band sharing stages with such acts as Kings of Leon, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, and Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears.

    Since coming together in 2006, The Sheepdogs have earned widespread acclaim for their bold and beautiful take on classic guitar rock, evinced on countless tours and three independently released albums. The band will follow the upcoming tour by hitting the studio to begin work on their eagerly awaited Atlantic debut album.

    Launched in February, the "Do You Wanna Be A Rock & Roll Star?" competition began with 16 acts selected by Rolling Stone, AOL Music editors, and Atlantic A&R executives. Over the course of the contest, finalists were brought to New York City to record and perform three songs for Rolling Stone editors, Atlantic A&R executives and other industry professionals, including Shinedown's Brent Smith. In June, The Sheepdogs were named as one of the competition's two finalists, resulting in a performance face-off before tens of thousands of fans at the annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.

    Tour dates are as follows:
    September 28th – October 15th w/Kings of Leon
    October 19th – 28th w/Robert Randolph & The Family Band
    November 8th – 22nd w/Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

    AUGUST

    24 Thunder Bay, ON Superior Youth Festival – Marina Park
    26 Sudbury, ON Sudbury Summerfest
    27 North Battleford, SK Battlefords Bridgefest

    SEPTEMBER
    7 Brisbane, Australia Bakery Lane (Bigsound Music Festival)
    16 Port St. Joe, FL Pojo Live Music Fest
    21 St. Catharines, ON The Mansion House
    22 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy (Casby Music Awards)
    28 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
    30 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome

    OCTOBER

    1 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
    3 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
    4 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
    8 London, ON John Labatt Centre
    11 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
    14 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
    15 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
    19 Omaha, NE Slowdown
    20 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
    21 Boulder, CO Boulder Theatre
    22 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
    24 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
    26 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
    27 Fayetteville, AR George's Majestic
    28 Memphis, TN New Daisy
    30 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Music Experience 2011

    NOVEMBER
    1 Little Rock, AR Stickyz Rock N Roll Chicken Shack
    2 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House
    8 Santa Fe, NM Sol Santa Fe
    9 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
    10 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up
    11 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
    12 Fresno, CA Fulton 55
    14 San Francisco, CA Fillmore Theatre
    16 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
    18 Seattle, WA Neptune
    20 Bozeman, MT Filling Station

    Did you check out The Sheepdogs' Rolling Stone cover? Did you follow the contest?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    08.24.11



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