Single Mothers & The Dirty Nil Get on the Road


Rising Ontario punkers Single Mothers and The Dirty Nil will be bringing their finely tuned Mayhem Single-Mothers-Dirty-Nilacross chunks of North America with a tour set to begin on February 19 in Detroit.

The nearly month-and-a-half run of dates will primarily be spent in the US, with select Western Canadian cities (Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria) included in the mix. When the two part ways, Single Mothers will hit Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Buffalo, while The Dirty Nil will be gearing up to play each and every VANS Warped Tour show from June 19 to August 8.

When Single Mothers released their debut album, Negative Qualities, influential Toronto music publication Exclaim didn’t like it very much and bashed the effort. In the review, The Dirty Nil and PUP also received a punch to the mouth.

“What I took from that whole thing of them grouping our three bands together, was that it speaks more to a growing scene…and bands from this area succeeding, and getting out,” offered Single Mothers guitarist Michael Peterson in an interview with shortly after the review emerged.

“Not only were they talking about one band, they were talking about all of us –including our crew of friends and supporters. What should be taken from this is that we’re making noise and people are paying attention to that. “With any art or form of creativity,” he continued, “it’s better to polarize people than just be kind of liked and be somewhere in the middle ground. I’d rather people love us or hate us.”

Now, please do have a look at both bands in action before scrolling down to see the tour dates.

-Adam Grant

Tour Dates:

02/19 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
02/20 Columbus, OH – Double Happiness
02/21 Chicago, IL – Schubas
02/22 Milwaukee, WI – Cocoon Room
02/24 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
02/25 Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will
02/26 Saskatoon, SK – Capitol Music Club
02/27 Edmonton, AB – Mercury Room
02/28 Calgary, AB – Palomino
03/03 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
03/04 Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
03/05 Seattle, WA – Barboza
03/06 Spokane, WA – the HOP!
03/07 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
03/08 Eugene, OR – Cozmic
03/10 Sacramento, CA – Press Club
03/11 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
03/12 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
03/14 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Hifi
03/15 Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse
03/18-22 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/23 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
03/25 Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s
03/27 Athens, GA – Slingshot Festival
03/28 Jacksonville, FL – Burro Bar
03/29 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
04/01 Durham, NC – Pinhook
04/03 Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy
04/04 Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
04/05 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus

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