Cuff The Duke Announce Spring Tour With Serena Ryder

posted April 18, 2010

Cuff The Duke Announce Spring Tour With Serena Ryder

Having spent several years carving their teeth on the Canadian highways with the likes of The Sadies, Sloan, The Weakerthans, Calexico and Nick Cave, Toronto's Cuff The Duke have made the jump from indie-scene-darlings to bona-fide Canadian music icons. Their new album, and first scheduled for US release, "Way Down Here" was co-produced by Blue Rodeo's Greg Keelor in rural Ontario.

Last year the band won accolades backing Hayden in Canada and the US which included an arena tour with Feist. On March 3rd of this year, "Way Down Here" was nominated for Canada's most prestigious award in music, the Juno.

Cuff The Duke started out in the small Ontario city of Oshawa before making the move to Toronto in 2002. Their debut album, "Life Stories for Minimum Wage" was released on Three Gut Records, at the time one of the most exciting indie-labels in Canada. Their second and third albums, Cuff the Duke and Sidelines and the City respectively, were both released on Hardwood Records alongside label mates Basia Bulat and Hayden.

Way Down Here Tracklist

  1. You Were Right
  2. Follow Me
  3. It's All A Blur
  4. The Words You Ignore
  5. Promises
  6. Listen To Your Heart
  7. Rockin' Chair
  8. Like The Morning
  9. Another Day In Purgatory
  10. Need You

Cuff The Duke Live!

  • 4.12.10 San Diego CA Casbah w/ Serena Ryder
  • 4.13.10 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour w/ Serena Ryder
  • 4.15.10 Albuquerque NM Low Spirits w/ Serena Ryder
  • 4.17.10 Denver CO The Walnut Room w/ Serena Ryder
  • 4.19.10 Omaha NE Waiting Room w/ Serena Ryder
  • 4.20.10 Kansas City MO Record Bar w/ Serena Ryder
  • 4.22.10 Dallas TX HOB - Cambridge Room w/ Serena Ryder
  • 4.23.10 Houston TX House of Blues - Bronze Peacock w/ Serena Ryder
  • 4.26.10 Nashville, TN The Basement w/ Serena Ryder
  • 4.27.10 Atlanta GA Smith's Olde Bar w/ Serena Ryder
  • 4.29.10 New Hven CT Rudy's w/ La Strada
  • 4.30.10 Brooklyn NY Knitting Factory w/ La Strada
  • 5.1.10 Easton MD NightCat w/ Serena Ryder
  • 5.2.10 Arlington VA IOTA Club & Cafe w/ Serena Ryder
  • 5.3.10 New York, NY Mercury Lounge w/ Serena Ryder
  • 5.5.10 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground w/ Serena Ryder
  • 5.7.10 Toledo OH Frankie's w/ Serena Ryder
  • 5.8.10 Cleveland OH Grog Shop (late show) w/ Serena Ryder
  • 5.10.10 Milwaukee WI Shank Hall w/ Serena Ryder
  • 6.03.10 Philadelphia Johnny Brenda's w/ Blue Rodeo
  • 6.04.10 New York Bowery Ballroom w/ Blue Rodeo
  • 6.05.10 Arlington VA IOTA w/ Blue Rodeo