Tony Sly On Tour In Eastern Canada !

For over two decades Tony Sly has made an indelible name for himself as the front man for No Use For A Name, one of pop-punk’s premiere acts, however those close to him also know that Sly’s musical talents extend far beyond the melodic power chords and socially conscious lyrics that he’s pioneered via his career in NUFAN. This fact was made clear to the world with the release of Tony Sly’s solo debut 12 Song Program, a diverse collection of tracks recorded on acoustic guitar that evoke the Pogues more than they do Pennywise and show that Sly’s gift for songwriting transcends genres and classifications, proving that Sly truly is a rock n’ roll Renaissance Man in the purest sense of the phrase.
You’re probably wondering why it took Sly so long to get these songs onto tape, and, frankly, so is he. “This is something I should have done about seven years ago,” Sly replies, citing No Use For A Name’s grueling touring and recording cycle as the reason why it took him so long to find the time to focus on his solo career. “I started writing songs a while back that didn’t really fit the mold of NUFAN and I felt like I wanted to do something different other than punk rock but the timing was never right,” he continues. Once his band had a break following an extensive world tour supporting their ninth full-length album The Feel Good Record Of The Year, Sly finally had the opportunity to focus on the songs that make up 12 Song Program. He immersed himself in these songs and began playing solo shows at local bars to enthusiastic audiences.
Building on the strong response from Tony’s solo performances and his first solo effort 12 Song Program, Tony plans to release his second solo record titled “Sad Bear “coming out this summer on Fat Wreck Chords .
No Use For A Name are working steadily on a new record. There has been some challenges making this happen due to Matt’s health scares resulting in repeat surgeries .Things are looking up now and with the new addition of Boz Riviera on drums (from The Mad Caddies) the band is sure to be back stronger than ever.
In the meantime Tony Sly will be returning to Canada to delight audiences with a more intimate look at what his writing skills have been focusing on currently.
Make sure to catch Tony Sly live with special guests Steve Rawles and Russ Rankin (lead singer from Good Riddance) performing solo material for the first time.

04/08/11 Chicoutimi, Canada St-Joachim Recording Church
w/ Russ Rankin, Steve Rawles
04/09/11 Drummondville, Canada Bar La Brassee
w/ Russ Rankin, Steve Rawles
04/10/11 Montreal, Canada FouFounes Electriques
w/ Russ Rankin, Steve Rawles
04/11/11 Quebec City, Canada L'Agitee
w/ Russ Rankin, Steve Rawles
04/12/11 Quebec City, Canada L'Agitee
w/ Russ Rankin, Steve Rawles
04/13/11 Ottawa, ON Canada Maverick's
w/ Russ Rankin, Steve Rawles
04/14/11 Barrie, ON Canada The Mansion Night Club
w/ Russ Rankin, Steve Rawles
04/15/11 Toronto, ON Canada Bovine Sex Club
w/ Russ Rankin, Steve Rawles
04/16/11 London, ON Canada Call The Office
w/ Russ Rankin, Steve Rawles
04/17/11 Hamilton, Canada The Casbah
w/ Russ Rankin, Steve Rawles