Gob is Taking “Apt. 13” Across Canada Once Again
Canadian punk rock quartet, Gob, is heading back on the road in October to further support its 2014 comeback album, Apt. 13. The band will be joined this time around by Montreal’s BOIDS.
The tour will launch on October 7 at Blue Grotto in Kamloops, BC, before heading east to spots like Calgary, Halifax, Quebec City, Ottawa, London, Toronto and more. The final date will be November 7 in Vancouver, BC.
“Lyrically, I think I wanted to have a brighter outlook (compared to Muertos Vivos), but I end up jotting down more introspective and anxious lyrics,” said Gob frontman Tom Thacker of Apt. 13 in a 2014 interview with Riffyou.com. “The lyrics are still kind of dark and melancholy, but the music is pretty uplifting.
“We’ve never been a band that’s wanted to sound like other bands in our genre,” he continued. “That’s a good thing and a bad thing. I think it’s a great thing, because we offer something unique. But at the same time, certain fans want all punk bands to sound exactly the same. We’ll never be that band, because it’s embarrassing when you sound like all of the other bands. We don’t follow the hits and try to write songs like that. No way. We pick the songs that we love and come naturally from us. That’s how we’ve always been.”
10/07 Kamloops, BC – Blue Grotto
10/08 Calgary, AB – The Marquee
10/10 Winnipeg, MB – The Oak
10/11 Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks
10/14 Halifax, NS – Seahorse
10/15 Charlottetown, PEI – Fishbones
10/18 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
10/19 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
10/20 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
10/22 London, ON – Call The Office
10/23 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
10/24 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
10/29 Saskatoon, SK – Louis’
10/30 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
11/05 Nanaimo, BC – The Queens
11/06 Victoria, BC – Sugar
11/07 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre