Five Alarm Funk Announces U.S. Summer Tour Dates

Juno-nominated Canadian groove masters FIVE ALARM FUNK are gearing up for a string of U.S. tour dates in support of their recently released album Sweat. The summer run will kick off June 9 with a performance at the Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga, TN and include stops in Northern California, Boise, ID, Seattle, WA, Whitefish, MT, Cleveland, OH and Rochester, NY (see below for list of routing).

The live experience is where the eight-piece collective really shines–hot, sweaty dance floors with feet stomping and everybody moving. FIVE ALARM FUNK has taken their relentless and unforgettable live show to clubs and major festivals across Canada and the United States for over a decade; some highlights include the Ottawa Jazz Festival, Saskatoon Jazz Festival, Sunfest, and Summer Meltdown in Washington. The band recently released a live DVD/album called LIVE In The Moment and a clip of them performing “Gods (May The Funk Be With You)” can be seen here.

Their most recent album, Sweat, released March 3, 2017, is the latest in a string of projects that has earned FIVE ALARM FUNK a Juno nomination and several Western Canadian Music Awards. Sweat is produced by Ben Kaplan (Rise Against, Mother Mother, Biffy Clyro), who also worked on their 2014 release Abandon Earth.

Sweat is the culmination of over a decade of writing and playing music together,” drummer/vocalist Tayo Branston explains. “It’s by far the hottest, funkiest work we have ever created!

Check out a lyric video for “DDPP (Dance Dance Party Party)” from Sweat here.

DATE                          CITY                                   VENUE                                              

*Fri      6/9                   Chattanooga, TN               Riverbend Festival

*Fri-Sun 6/9-11           Laytonville, CA                   Enchanted Forest Gathering

Thu      6/15                 San Francisco, CA            Boom Boom Room

Fri        6/16                 Chico, CA                          Lost On Main

Sat       6/17                 Boise, ID                           Reef

Thu      6/29                 Seattle, WA                       Tractor Tavern

Fri        6/30                 Spokane, WA                    Red Room Lounge

Sun      7/2                   Whitefish, MT                    Casey’s

Wed     7/5                   Cleveland, OH                  Beachland Ballroom & Tavern

Thu      7/6                   Rochester, NY                  Three Heads Brewing

Mon     7/10                 Lombard, IL                       Brauer House

*Thu-Wed 8/17-23      Ochoco National Forest, OR     Oregon Eclipse

*Festival appearances

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