ABOUT THE TREWS ...
The achievements of rock ‘n’ roll heavyweights The Trews are many and mighty, highlighted by multiple radio hits drawn from seven critically acclaimed studio albums plus several EPs, a pair of live records, and a retrospective. Among the most prolific, electrifying, and innovative bands on the planet, The Trews — singer/guitarist Colin MacDonald, guitarist John-Angus MacDonald, bassist Jack Syperek, drummer Chris Gormley, and keyboardist Jeff Heisholt — have shared stages with everyone from the Rolling Stones to Weezer, Bruce Springsteen to Rich Robinson, the latter collaboration culminating in three blazing tracks on the band’s latest, The Wanderer, cut in Nashville with the onetime Black Crowes guitarist. Amid the global pandemic, which halted both the Nashville sessions and tour plans for 2018’s epic Civilianaires album, The Trews completed The Wanderer at home in Canada with producers Derek Hoffman and Eric Ratz, emerging with their fiercest and most accomplished set of songs to date, and a heck of backstory to boot.
Earlier this year, rock ‘n’ roll heavyweights The Trews came out strong with their pandemic anthem “I Wanna Play”, an ode to all the things we’ve missed during lockdown. Today the band announce their upcoming full-length album Wanderer, due November 19 via Known Accomplice. The album will include “I Wanna Play” among a collection of 13 additional brand-new songs including the title track “The Wanderer” which they are excited to share today.
The Nova Scotia-bred, Hamilton, Ontario-based combo of singer/guitarist Colin MacDonald, guitarist John-Angus MacDonald, bassist Jack Syperek, and drummer Chris Gormley — songwriters all — has won universal acclaim for both their dazzling live performances and wildly accessible songs. The Trews have been one of Canada's most successful rock bands of the past decade, earning 17 Top 10 Rock radio singles (including two #1's), two Gold-certified albums (House Of Ill Fame; Den Of Thieves) and recently a 2019 Juno nomination for Best Rock Album (Civilianaires).
The quartet has also received multiple East Coast Music Awards, a CIMA Road Gold Award, an Independent Music Award (US) in 2009 for Best Rock / Metal Song, and numerous JUNO Award nominations.
To date, The Trews have played over 1,000 shows worldwide, on their own as well as supporting the Rolling Stones, KISS, Robert Plant, Guns 'n Roses, Kid Rock and Bruce Springsteen.
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ABOUT W3APONS ...
Opening for The Trews will be W3APONS, a Canadian Rock trio from Saskatoon, SK. The band’s debut single “Oﬀ the Top of My Heart” reached #11 on the Canadian Active Rock Charts completely independently in 2019, and has received over 700,000 streams on Spotify. This pattern would continue for the band’s next three releases, all of which independently went Top 30 in Canada, including their ﬁrst Top 10 “Bye Baby Gone”.
W3APONS’s independent charting successes and relentless touring in 2019 resulted in them being handpicked by Feldman CEO Jeﬀ Craib and Theory of a Deadman to accompany Theory for all 21 Canadian dates of their Say Nothing 2020 World Tour.
Drummer/vocalist Tallus Scott, bassist/vocalist Myk Ulan-Hohol, and guitarist/vocalist Jordan Welbourne are the elements in the perfect storm that is
W3APONS - energetic, hard-hitting, and unmistakably rock & roll.
W3APONS has shared the stage with Theory of a Deadman, The Trews (and they will again in 2022!), Monster Truck, Sweeney Todd, The Lazys and The Wild.