Updates! Tour news & our big TV debut!

July 16, 2012

Two fun announcements from us today:

1) Starting tomorrow and for the next seven weeks, you can catch us in our TV acting debut as hip Los Angeles party band “The Rural Alberta Advantage” on CW & MuchMusic’s L.A. Complex. The show airs on the aforementioned networks Tuesdays at 9pm ET.

2) We are thrilled to be touring with our friend Dan Mangan this fall! Dates are as follows:

The Rural Alberta Advantage Fall Tour Dates with Dan Mangan
October 24 – Kingston, ON – Sydenham United Church
October 25 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
October 27 – London, ON – London Music Hall
October 29 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
October 30 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
November 01 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings
November 02 – Regina, SK – Knox Met
November 03 – Saskatoon, SK – Odeon
November 05 – Edmonton, AB – Winspear
November 07 – Nelson, BC – Live at the Royal
November 08 – Kelowna, BC – Kelowna Community Theatre
November 09 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre

the link for presale tix is:


We’ve got a couple more summer festival dates that you can find on our tour page as well. Hope to see you soon!

The RAA up for two JUNO Awards!

February 11, 2012

We are ridiculously excited to announce that we have been nominated for two JUNO Awards! We are up for New Group of the Year as well as Music Video of the Year (for “Stamp”, directed by José Lourenço). We’re honoured by the nominations, and can’t wait to hang out at the JUNOs with our fellow nominees (and William Shatner, of course.)

The JUNO Awards take place in Ottawa on April 1, 2012. Visit www.junoawards.ca to find out more about the whole thing!

Sam Roberts Band + LAST RAA SHOW of 2011!

November 8, 2011

How’s everybody doing out there? We (Paul, Nils, Amy and the Dodge CaRAAvan) are all doing quite well. We’ve been enjoying our “Weekend Warrior” 2011 Fall Tour, playing Saturday shows in various hotspots all over North America.

But we still miss you. Lots. So, won’t you come see us at one of our upcoming shows?

We’re playing with the fantastic Sam Roberts Band Thursday, Nov. 10th in Kitchener, Friday, Nov. 11th in Peterborough, and Saturday, Nov. 12th in Hamilton. Check out the tour page for ticket info.

Next week is a big one- our last show of the year! It’s at the Phoenix Concert Theatre, and tickets are on sale RIGHT NOW!

Also, our new video for “Tornado ’87″ should be coming out any day now, so keep an eye out for that.

Thanks, and hope to see you real soon…


In The Summertime

June 17, 2011

Sorry for the lack of updates here on the main page (hopefully you’ve been following our Twitter or Facebook pages for the latest). We were battling spotty internet connections from the road, but now we’re back and happy to be home from our winter/spring tour. We were able to visit many of you across Canada, the USA, and Europe, and we loved every minute of the tour (that didn’t involve trying to park our vehicles in regular parking garages or eating suspicious foodstuffs from gas stations).  Good times, but for now we’re content to relax in Toronto for the next little while, rest, regroup, and get ready for the summer.

We’ll be playing several summer festivals in Canada this year- check out the dates on our Tour page.

We are also honoured to be on the Polaris Music Prize long list this year for our record, Departing. This is, quite simply, a huge deal for us and we’re really humbled to have been recognized. We also have many friends who are nominated as well (too many to name!) and it’s exciting to be in such company. Check out the list and go listen to some of the records/band you haven’t heard yet on there, they’re all great!

In other news, we’re working on a new music video for “Muscle Relaxants”, to be directed by José Lourenço, who also masterminded our “Stamp” vid.

And have you seen our “Southern Souls” video series? Check ‘em out!

Hope to see you again on the road this summer.




The RAA on CBC’s Q Friday!

March 3, 2011

We’ll be guests on CBC Radio 1′s  Q Friday as Jian Ghomeshi’s “Friday Live” guests. We’re going to play a few songs and chat about the new record, our upcoming tour, and other intriguing topics to be determined. Should be a good time! Check out www.cbc.ca/q to find out what time it airs in your neighbourhood.

Release Day!

March 1, 2011

Happy release day! Stream Departing at Spinner.com.

The album is in stores and available from Saddle CreekiTunes, and Amazon.

Stamp video

January 21, 2011

RollingStone.com premiered the new video for “Stamp”

Departing pre-order

January 20, 2011

Our new album, Departing, is now available for pre-order in multiple formats at the Saddle Creek store.