The Sadies kick off 2011 with theatre tour of Ontario and Western Canada.

2010 was a big year for Toronto's The Sadies. The band released their critically-acclaimed album Darker Circles, which was included on the Polaris Music Prize short list and also topped Exclaim! Magazine's Folk & Country Albums of 2010 list. The Sadies also saw their collaboration with Neil Young on a cover of "This Wheel's On Fire" released on the A Canadian Celebration of the Band album in November. They capped off the year by playing their ever-popular 10th Annual New Year's Eve show at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern with the event being previewed with a cover story in NOW Magazine. The Sadies will start 2011 by doing what they do better than anybody else -- touring Canada. A full list of dates can be found below, including theatres across Western Canada. The Sadies are a live music experience not-to-be-missed.
Darker Circles sees guitarist brothers Dallas and Travis Good, drummer Mike Belitsky and bassist Sean Dean again pair with legendary Jayhawk and sought-after producer Gary Louris. Furthering the focused songwriting and recording aspirations reached on their last album New Seasons, The Sadies bring their signature blend of country, psychedelic, rock and surf into sharp focus on Darker Circles. The album further underscores their reputations as musicians' musicians. Darker Circles was recorded at the Bathouse studio and Toronto's Woodshed.
The fuzz-drenched garage-psych cut 'Another Year Again' leads off the album and lyrically stands as the conceptual archetype for the whole album dealing with desolation, love and abandonment. One can't help but notice an air of soul-searching on Darker Circles, as Mike Stax says in his liner notes, "There's a haunting, spiritual quality to songs like 'Cut Corners', 'Tell Her What I Said', 'Whispering Circles' and 'The Quiet One;' ghosts of regret and lost love reverberate softly between the vocals and guitars or 'drift like whispers that echo in your mind.'"

The Sadies 2011 Canadian Tour Dates
January 13 | St. Catharines, ON @ Brock University
January 21 | Guelph, ON @ Guelph Little Theatre
January 22 | Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah
January 28 | London, ON @ Call The Office
January 29 | Peterborough, ON @ The Red Dog
February 10 | Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
February 11 | Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
February 13 | Saskatoon, SK @ Broadway Theatre
February 14 | Edmonton, AB @ Avenue Theatre
February 15 | Lethbridge, AB @ Geomatic Attic
February 16 | Calgary, AB @ Knox United Church
February 18 | Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre