In April The Sadies will be back on European soil again18-11-2019
Originally hailing from Toronto, Canada, The Sadies have been playing their unique brand of psychedelic country rock for over 20 years. For those unacquainted, imagine Graham Parson-era Byrds mixed with Nuggets garage grit. Over the years, The Sadies have collaborated with Neil Young, Garth Hudson, Neko Case, Kurt Vile, John Spencer, Robyn Hitchcock, Andre Williams, and many more.
Brothers Travis and Dallas Good front the band and are the sons of the legendary Good Brothers, a folk group that toured across Canada by train with the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and The Band, as featured in the legendary film “Festival Express.” The Good Brothers recorded an album produced by the Dead and Jefferson Airplane, and still play today. Carrying on the family tradition, Travis and Dallas are both accomplished guitar pickers and play off each other in an exciting and organic way, as if Lux Interior were dueling with Clarence White. Upright bassist Sean Dean and drummer Mike Belitsky complete the quartet and help make them one of the most sought-after backing bands today.
Without doubt or qualification, The Sadies are one of this continent’s greatest extant rock ’n’ roll bands — just as they have been for the last quarter-century. Versatile and imaginative, they skip from astral psychedelia to shuffling bucolics and leap from puckish pop to righteous garage-rock without losing momentum or mastery. Their albums, released since 2002 by Yep Roc, deliver masterclasses on pointed songwriting, lockstep harmonies, and a devil-may-care attitude to expectations and past successes. Perhaps that’s why Northern Passages, released in 2017, ranks not only as their best work but as one of this decade’s most sophisticated surveys of rock ’n’ roll. Not bad when you’ve long been one of the world’s best bands.
In April The Sadies will be back on European soil again:
09/04: Krefeld, DE - Kulturrampe
10/04: Utrecht, NL - TivoliVredenburg
12/04: Schijndel, NL - Paaspop
14/04: Paris, FR - Supersonic
16/04: San Sebastian, ESP - Dabadaba
17/04: Bilbao, ESP - Kafe Antzokia
18/04: A Coruña, ESP - Playa Club
20/04: Madrid, ESP - Independence
21/04: Sevilla, ESP - Sala X
22/04: Valencia, ESP - 16 Toneladas
24/04: Zaragoza, ESP - Lata de Bombillas
25/04: Barcelona, ESP - Wolf