Edmonton rock band Royal Tusk hope their first full length CD “Dealbreaker” will break them into the mainstream, so they have been touring hard on it.
“We’re doing like 30 shows in 33 days, so it’s a long tour. We had a day off on Sunday, but we had to do a 14 hour drive from P.E.I to Southern Ontario and we had to drive through snow in New Brunswick,” related bassist Sandy MacKinnon.
The last stop on the tour is in Lethbridge, May 27 at Studio with Vancouver‘s Fake Shark and local rock band the Supervoid.
“It’s the last show on the tour, so we’ll be playing tighter than we ever have before. If we haven’t learned to play together by then, we‘re in trouble,” MacKinnon chuckled.
“ Even though home will still be six hours away, the Lethbridge show will be like a homecoming for us,” MacKinnon continued, adding they have never played Lethbridge as Royal Tusk.
The CD, which was released May 6, has already spawned two successful singles, “Fever“ and the most recent single “Curse the Weather.”
Royal Tusk includes frontman and guitarist Daniel Carriere and MacKinnon (bass), from JUNO-nominated Edmonton band, Ten Second Epic, along with Quinn Cyrankiewicz (guitar), Calen Stuckel (drums) and Mike James (keyboard/guitars).
MacKinnon noted their debut EP “ Mountain” highlighted the band’s pop side, but the new CD showcases not only their heavier, guitar riff driven side, but they psychedelic jammy side as well.