Gord Downie, The Sadies & The Conquering Sun in Concert

2 East Coast Dates Announced So Far...

Fredericton, NB - September 12/14 as part of HARVEST JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL

Halifax, NS - September 13/14 at the Marquee Ballroom


For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

(Halifax, NS) - Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun will make their Halifax debut in support of their self-titled full-length album, in stores April 14 (Arts & Crafts), at the Marquee Ballroom in Halifax on Saturday, Sept. 13.

CRATERReleasing their first album together, Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun’s lead single, “Crater, is a ragged anthem that erupts with frayed guitar and thundering rhythm. Dallas and Travis Good’s trudging riffs light the low-slung growl of Gord Downie:

On Crater, Downie, jaw set tight and riding deep inside the Sadies’ riff-and-roll groove, delivers lines about crushed dreams and places tough to crawl out from. Sounds like a struggle. Sounds like shots were fired. Sounds good loud.” – The Globe and Mail 

Downie’s words burn in unison with the charging Sadies, the mantra of a band forged out of primal necessity. This album is a vital, reckless and ecstatic moment, gleaming with the proud imperfections of a group discovering its voice.


It came together urgently but slowly, after the long-time Toronto friends first recorded together for Lake Ontario Waterkeepers in 2006. Fleeting sessions over the next seven years yielded finished songs in immediate, alchemical takes. Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun is the action of first-thought-best- thought.

Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering SunThe project’s namesake, “The Conquering Sun” fuses The Sadies’ rusted psychedelia with Downie’s humble, volatile wail. Mike Belitsky’s roiling drums, and Sean Dean’s sure, standing bass spur the band through uncharted desert-scapes.

“The record rocks as hard as the Hip ever have, but with a whole different vibe halfway between punk and honky tonk that encourages the singer’s mystical rage in exciting new ways.” – The Chronicle Herald

Tickets are $37.99 in advance and $42.99 day of show (including tax and service charge) and go on sale this Friday, April 11 at 10 a.m. at the etixnow kiosk in Bubba Ray’s and online at www.sonicconcerts.com.

This show is restricted to ages 19+ with valid ID. Doors open at 9 p.m.

For more information on Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun, visit: http://gorddowniethesadies.com

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