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The Zolas and Hotel Mira Announce American Summer Tour Run
August 7 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm$18
Vancouver bands The Zolas and Hotel Mira have announced a string of American tour dates this summer. The tour will kick off in Seattle, WA on July 25th and stretch throughout the month to cities all over the country. The shows will end off in Asbury Park, NJ on August 17th.
Hotel Mira, born from mastermind Charlie Kerr, have taken the sound out of the garage and into a considerably lusher landscape. Having worked with Grammy-award winning producer Eric Ratz (Billy Talent, Arkells), Hotel Mira are producing songs that boast anthemic, soaring choruses while sacrificing none of their sheer rock ‘n’ roll energy.
From of the far-flung shores of British Columbia and two decades late for the cover of Select Magazine, The Zolas prove with Come Back to Life that you can take a step back to move forward.
“In our jam space we started fucking around with this nostalgic vibe: like a warped memory of the Britpop music we obsessed over as kids but never got to make. Eventually it seemed obvious we had to follow that feeling and make an album of it. I had just come off a long period of writing pop music for other people [including ‘L.A. Hallucinations’ from Carly Rae Jepsen’s critically acclaimed album Emotion] and a co-writing trip in Europe [with artists such as Starsailor’s James Walsh] and it was a spiritual thing to be in a dank room playing loud with our band again.”
Several years since the release of 2016’s radio-smashing, Juno-nominated breakthrough Swooner, the group was ready to start a new cycle and a new direction. “We thought it was hilarious to make a Britpop record at a time when nobody but us is listening to that,” Gray muses. “but we have our little clique and that made us more excited to do what we want and say fuck it to how it might be received.”
July 25th Seattle, WA @ Madame Lou’s
July 28th Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst *
July 29th Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour *
July 31st San Diego, CA @ Casbah
August 2nd Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge August 3rd Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge August 7th Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi
August 9th Columbus, OH @ Basement
August 11th Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
August 13th Washington, DC @ Black Cat
August 14th Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
August 16th New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
August 17th Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
*Hotel Mira only