By Rick Slagter, Rock At Night Groningen Correspondent
Venue: Vera Club, Groningen, The Netherlands–September 8, 2016
Last week, July Talk started their tour in The Netherlands, Europe and released their second album Touch (September 9, 2016). Since singer and guitar player Peter Dreimanis met vocalist Leah Fay in 2010 in Canada their co-operation turned out in an award winning and popular band playing alternative rock. Backed up by a steady band on stage the front couple Dreimanis/Fay has an rather beauty and the beast appearance. The show is a kind of tease-and-reject play between the sexes, sometimes the audience is involved.
RAN shot July Talk at Vera Club Groningen, and discovered in the audience many Canadian and US expats who followed the band on the European part of the tour. Their answer on the question why they are hard-core fans they all said: not only because of the good music and the fantastic show, the band is very approachable after the gigs.
JULY TALK – WORLD TOUR 2016
UK & EUROPE
September 7 Paradiso (upstairs room) – Amsterdam, Netherlands
September 8 Vera – Groningen, Netherlands
September 9 Applepop – Tiel, Netherlands
September 10 Atak (Saxion Hall) – Enschede, Netherlands
September 11 Rotown – Rotterdamn, Netherlands
September 13 King Tuts – Glasgow, United Kingdom
September 14 Sound Control Bar – Manchester, United Kingdom
September 15 Boston Music Rooms – London, United Kingdom
September 17 Gleis 22 – Munster, Germany
September 19 Lido – Berlin, Germany
September 20 Strom – Munich, Germany
September 21 Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany
September 22 Underground – Cologne, Germany
September 23 Reeperbahn Festival – Hamburg, Germany
September 26 Angeles, CA – Fonda – supporting Nothing But Thieves
September 27 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar – supporting Nothing But Thieves
September 29 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre – supporting Nothing But Thieves
October 2 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
October 3 Dallas, TX – Cambridge Room
October 7 Houston, TX – Bronze Peacock
October 9 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
October 10 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar – supporting Nothing But Thieves
October 11 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line – supporting Nothing But Thieves
October 12 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave – supporting Nothing But Thieves
October 13 Grand Rapids, MI – Founders Brewing Co.
October 15 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe – supporting Nothing But Thieves
October 17 Columbus, OH – A&R Bar – supporting Nothing But Thieves
October 25 Waterloo, ON – Maxwell’s
October 26 London, ON – London Music Hall
October 28 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
October 29 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
October 30 Montreal, QC – Café Campus
October 31 Ottawa, ON – Algonquin Theatre
November 25 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
December 6 Saskatoon, SK – Louis’
December 7 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
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Photographer (concerts, documentary), musician (rock, blues), writer (fiction), straight edger (sober in any sense), dwells underground (alt scene).
Living in the North of The Netherlands, the independent creative area of the country (hotspots are Groningen and Leeuwarden).
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