Hey Rosetta!’s current album ‘Seeds’ has been voted to the Top 10 Short List for this year’s Polaris Music Prize. The band’s previous album ‘Into Your Lungs (and around in your heart, and on through your blood)’ also made the Polaris Short List in 2009. Seeds will be the focus of the sixth official Polaris Record Salon night scheduled for Tuesday August 9 at 8:00 pm at The Drake in Toronto.
The St John’s, Newfoundland indie rock band’s summer dates kicked off at Downsview Park with a rousing afternoon set on a bill with Broken Social Scene, Weezer and The Tragically Hip. The band will also play other festival stops including Osheaga and MFEST in the coming months. Hey Rosetta! will be participating in War Child’s ‘Busking for Change’ initiative at their Osheaga performance at the end of July.
November of 2011 sees Hey Rosetta! back in North America for a headline tour, including a major market run across Canada and select stops into the U.S. They’ll be taking Australia’s The Jezebels out as support for the dates.
Hey Rosetta! Upcoming Tour Dates:
July 29 Summer in the Park North Bay, ON
July 30 Osheaga Montreal, QC
July 31 Riverfront Jubilee New Glasgow, NS
August 2 George Street Festival St. John’s, NL
August 6 HarbourFest Summerside, PE
August 7 M-Fest Dartmouth, NS
August 15-17 Woody Point Heritage Theatre Woody Point, NL
November 8 Echo Los Angeles, CA
November 9 The Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, CA
November 11 The Crocodile Seattle, WA
November 12 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
November 14 MacEwan Ballroom Calgary, AB
November 15 Myer Horowitz Theatre Edmonton, AB
November 17 The Garrick Centre Winnipeg, MB
November 18 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
November 19 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
November 20 London Music Hall London, ON
November 24 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON
November 25 Bronson Centre Ottawa, ON