Handsome Furs have created a limited edition t-shirt for kids project in Romania called Stupini Kids. The shirt was designed by Alexei and all proceeds from its sale will go towards the Stupini Kids Project which you can read more about here.
Handsome Furs began their Balkan tour a few nights ago. Last night they played some brand new songs in Ljubljana, Slovenia to a sold out crowd.
Unfortunately, during the show last night Dan injured his ankle. We hope Dan is ok and wish him a fast recovery. Handsome Furs head to Belgrade, Serbia tonight. Here’s a full list of upcoming tour dates:
11-30 Graz, Austria – Forum Stadtpark
12-01 Ljubljana, Slovenia – Channel Zero
12-02 Belgrade, Serbia – Kulturni Centar Grad
12-03 Thessaloniki, Greece – Block 33
12-04 Athens, Greece – Plissken Festival
12-06 Skopje, Macedonia – MKC
12-09 Sofia, Bulgaria – Sofia Live Club
12-10 Bucharest, Romania – Control Club
12-11 Cluj-Napoca, Romania – Booha Bar
12-16 Istanbul, Turkey – Bronx Pi Sahne
12-17 Vienna, Austria – B72
12-18 Malta – The Escape Club
On November 26th Wolf Parade were guests on the CBC Radio program Q with Jian Ghomeshi. They performed 3 songs: ‘What Did My Lover Say (It Always Had to Go This Way)’, ‘Ghost Pressure’, and ‘Oh You, Old Thing’. They also gave a short interview.
You can hear the entire session over at:
Below is a video of Ghost Pressure from that session. Q TV will be uploading more of the band’s exclusive appearance in the coming days and of course we’ll post everything here.
It does not come easy for me to post this news. Dan Boeckner has contacted us and stated that Wolf Parade will be taking an “indefinite hiatus”.
Toronto was not Wolf Parade’s last show ever, there are plans for a few shows next year. After that, the band are planning to take a serious break. We would like to think this isn’t the end of Wolf Parade all together, but we are seriously saddened by this news.
As always we are extremely thankful to the band for creating amazing music that inspires a legion of devoted fans. We will of course keep you updated on this and any upcoming Wolf Parade news.
Wolf Parade will be performing next week on the CBC Radio program Q with Jian Ghomeshi. The show airs on CBC Radio One weekdays at 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Q is also broadcast in select US cities by Public Radio International and you can check this page for a list of US cities which distribute that show. You can also hear the show on the Sirius Radio Network weekdays at 10 a.m., 3:10 p.m. and 11 p.m. (ET).
The audio from the show is archived and can be heard the following day here. Video of the performance should be up the next day as well over at http://www.youtube.com/qtv. If you’re in Canada, you can catch the video of the show on CBC Bold TV every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Tuesday at 8 p.m. and 12 a.m.
Wolf Parade were on CBC Radio 3 in November of 2004, and that might actually be the last time they were on the radio. To hear that amazing session go HERE.
Handsome Furs were on Q a few years ago: