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Saints and Sinners 2020: ’90s Canadian rock bands unite for cross-country tour

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WATCH: ‘The Morning Show’ host Jeff McArthur and guest co-host Jessi Cruickshank chat with rocker Ian Thornley of Big Wreck, Hugh Dillon of Headstones, David Usher of Moist and Jeff Martin of Tea Party

This summer, four of Canada’s biggest rock acts from the ’90s — Big Wreck, HeadstonesMoist and The Tea Party — will hit the road together for a 17-date tour from coast to coast.

The Saints and Sinners tour (or #saintsandsinners2020tour) was announced on Monday morning through a video shared to each band’s social media platform, in which animated versions of the frontmen from the respective groups engage in a comedic conference call before announcing the trek.

The tour kicks off on June 26 in Penticton, B.C., and concludes five weeks later in St. John’s, N.L., on July 30.

The tetrad of talent will play three festivals as part of the tour, including the Calgary Stampede (July 6) and Ottawa’s annual Bluesfest (July 18).

“Every night, in every city will be an amazing experience and that definitely goes for the bands too,” Moist frontman David Usher said in an official statement.

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“We’ve been on festivals and tours together over the years, but this unique shared bill with all four acts in a different order every night is going to be killer. We can’t wait to get this rolling!”

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Big Wreck’s Ian Thornley added: “It’s going to be so much fun getting out there with these guys every night. That’s a lot of hits, and a lot of rock n’ roll. What a show… it’s going to be a big summer!”

“I’m not sure that there’s a single concert-goer out there that can handle what’s going to happen when all four of our bands are firing on all cylinders night after night,” said The Tea Party singer and guitarist Jeff Martin. “This is a tour not to be missed. Mark my words.”

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Headstones’ Hugh Dillon concluded: “These bands, coast to coast, summer 2020, where the f–k do we sign up? Are you kidding me, this is a once in a lifetime rock and roll show!”

It’s unclear if any of the artists are planning on releasing new music ahead of the tour.

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An exclusive artist presale for the Saints and Sinners 2020 Tour begins on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. (local).

All remaining tickets (except festival dates) go on sale to the general public Friday, Jan. 24 at 10 a.m.

Saints and Sinners 2020 tour dates

June 26 — Penticton, B.C. @ South Okanagan Events Centre
June 27 — Abbotsford, B.C. @ Abbotsford Centre
June 29 — Victoria, B.C. @ Save On Foods Memorial Centre
July 1 — Prince George, B.C. @ CN Centre
July 2 — Lethbridge, Alta. @ ENMAX Centre
July 3 — Regina, Sask. @ Brandt Centre
July 4 — Edmonton, Alta. @ Edmonton Convention Centre
July 6 — Calgary, Alta. @ Big Four Roadhouse
July 7 — Brandon, Man. @ Westoba Place
July 8 — Winnipeg, Man. @ Bell MTS Place
July 11 — Rama, Ont. @ Casino Rama Resort
July 15 — Laval, Que. @ Place Bell
July 16 — Buffalo, N.Y. @ Artpark Amphitheater
July 18 — Ottawa, Ont. @ RBC Ottawa Bluesfest
July 23 — Halifax, N.S. @ Scotiabank Centre
July 24 — Moncton, N.B. @ Casino New Brunswick
July 30 — St. John’s, N.L. @ George Street Festival

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adam.wallis@globalnews.ca