After several tours of the USA and Europe, Ottawa’s nerd-rock trio DOUBLE EXPERIENCE are returning for their first cross-Canada tour since 2014. The band will be performing songs off their third full-length, Unsaved Progress, including their recent single “The Glimmer Shot”; a Destiny-themed rock anthem, which earned them accolades from the creators of the video game itself.
For the first time, Canadian fans will be treated to DOUBLE EXPERIENCE’s larger-than-life show; an event that begins before the band even takes the stage.
“On our last UK tour, we coordinated everything from Pokemon duels on Game Boys with our fans, Pokemon-themed drink specials, cosplay contests, and more,” explains vocalist Ian Nichols. “This fall, we’re embracing Pokemon GO and incorporating aspects of that into what happens offstage.”
Full dates for “The Lure Tour” below:
09/29 – Tillsonburg, ON @ Sammy Krenshaw’s
09/30 – Cobourg, ON @ The Market Hall – info
10/06 – Fredericton, NB @ Capital – info
10/07 – Halifax, NS @ The Pavilion – info
10/08 – Moncton, NB @ Spin-It Records – info
10/12 – Timmins, ON @ Victory Tavern – info
10/14 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks – info
10/17 – Saskatoon, SK @ Buds on Broadway – info
10/18 – Saskatoon, SK @ Buds on Broadway – info
10/19 – Lethbridge, AB @ Attainable Records
10/20 – Calgary, AB @ Distortion – info
10/21 – Edmonton, AB @ Bohemian – info
10/26 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret – info
DOUBLE EXPERIENCE’s third studio album entitled Unsaved Progress was released on April 8th via their label Colfax Music. Taking the next step from their previous album – initially released exclusively on collectible trading cards, the band utilizes classic video-game inspired artwork and packaging. The album was brought to life with the help of Al Jacob and Kit Walters (HE IS LEGEND) at Warrior Sound in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Prior to the creation of Unsaved Progress, Double Experience were busy performing across 15 countries, playing everywhere from video game museums to tattoo conventions as well as showcases at Canadian Music Week and Indie Week Canada. Their adventures have been supported by international radio, festivals and television alike, culminating with an entire nerd-rock exposé and performance on Global TV in Canada.
Album orders are now available at the band’s merch store here. A deluxe edition of the album – boasting two unreleased songs, two acoustic remixes, merch discount codes, studio footage and a brand new trading card – is also available for the fastidious Double Experience collector.