The Foreign Resort kicks off Canadian Tour in April

April 18, 2017 in news

The Foreign Resort is one of Denmark’s finest musical exports of explosive post-punk and ominous darkwave, led by singer and songwriter Mikkel Borbjerg Jakobsen. The band combines the shadowy mystery of The Cure’s Pornography era with a driving production aesthetic akin to LCD Soundsystem. Intricate reverb-enveloped guitar lines glide over Steffan Petersen’s Motorik bass drive and Morten Hansen’s powerful, kinetic drumming, all while Jakobsen’s taut and deep vocal delivery demands undivided attention.

The Foreign Resort is no stranger to touring, having shared the bill with renowned acts like The Raveonettes, A Place to Bury Strangers, Slowdive, Minor Victories, SwervedriverDIIV, The Soft Moon, The KVB, and, most recently, Cold Cave. 

 The band members have toured the USA relentlessly, addicted to the allure of America’s lost highways. Since 2010, the band has played more than 400 shows across North America and Europe, with performances at several festivals including SXSW, Iceland Airwaves, Wave Gotik Treffen in Germany, and most recently, Canadian Music Week 2017.

The Foreign Resort is now ready to imminently kick off a Canadian tour (with a couple of shows in England) this month and then jump to Europe in May for a run of gigs.  September and November have also already been booked for the band’s continuing European tour.

“She Is Lost”, The Foreign Resort’s latest single, just premiered at Post-Punk Magazine and is the lead track from the act’s upcoming album.   The American Dream EP and “Skyline/Decay” have also been unveiled in the recent past.

“Skyline/Decay” is a cut off the shoegaze/alternative music compilation album Alternative (F)Acts which benefits #RESIST causes like women’s health and civil rights.  The comp is put out by DKFM Shoegaze Radio acting as a one-time record label for this worthy effort.  All proceeds are split between the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood.

CANADIAN TOUR DATES

APRIL 20 Toronto – Nightowl Club (Canadian Music Week)

APRIL 21 Ottawa – Bar Robo with ONFIILM & The City Gates

APRIL 22 Toronto – The Hideout (Canadian Music Week)

APRIL 23 Oshawa – The Atria with L’Autre Dame & Cyphier

APRIL 24 Peterborough – The Spill with Severed Feathers

APRIL 25 Montreal – Brasserie Beaubien with The City Gates & TRACES

APRIL 26 Guelph – Silence with Glass Apple Bonzai & Slutmother

APRIL 27  Windsor – Phog Lounge with Ethrelite & Foxhart Fishman

APRIL 28  London – The 488 Open Jam

APRIL 29 Sudbury – The Asylum

OTHER TOUR DATES

MAY 18  Aarhus, Denmark – Sway (with Dead Leaf Echo)

MAY 19  Odense, Denmark – Studenterhuset (with Dead Leaf Echo)

MAY 20  Copenhagen, Denmark – BB18 (with Dead Leaf Echo)

MAY 24  Leipzig, Germany – Bandhaus (with Dead Leaf Echo)

SEPT 26  Lübeck, Germany – Riders Café

SEPT 28  Sønderborg, Denmark – Black Spot

SEPT 29  Cologne, Germany – Blue Shell

SEPT 30  Prague, Czech Republic – TBC

NOV 3  Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu (with She Past Away)

NOV 4  Lucerne, Switzerland – Sedel (with Rev Rev Rev)

The Foreign Report - Photo Credit: Scott Vezina

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By Jen Dan

Jen Dan is a music writer based in New Jersey, USA who has a thing for Canadian music – well, as long as it aurally intrigues her… Over the years she has written countless music reviews and news pieces and interviewed a multitude of bands and singers – and even an actor here and there.

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