“Eagle Tears aren’t reinventing the wheel, we’re just keeping it rolling.” -JB, Bassist
After opening for Metallica at this year’s Heavy Montreal festival, Eagle Tears are wasting no time. Following the release of their debut record on August 30th, they embark on a three week tour of Canada’s Western provinces:
Aug 29 – Val-David QC @ The Skate Park
Aug 30 – Montreal QC @ La Vitrola *Record Release Show*
Sept 06 – Toronto ON @ The Bovine Sex Club
Sept 10 – Moose Jaw SK @ Chillers Brew Pub
Sept 11 – Medicine Hat AB @ Mario’s Pub
Sept 12 – Salmo BC @ Salmo Pub
Sept 13 – Vancouver BC @ Antisocial Skate Park
Sept 14 – Golden BC @ Rockwater Grill & Bar
Sept 15 – Calgary AB @ The Drum & Monkey
Sept 17 – Saskatoon SK @ Capital Music Club
Sept 18 – Regina SK @ McNally’s
Sept 19 – Brandon MB @ North Hill Inn
Sept 20 – Winnipeg MB @ Garrick Hotel
Sept 21 – Thunder Bay @ Black Pirates Pub
A lot has happened for Eagle Tears in the three short months since they won the En Route to Heavy Montreal battle of the bands – a win that earned them the opening slot at this year’s festival.
Montreal’s rock radio station CHOM 97.7 took notice immediately, and their single “Sweet Little Thing” became the Big Shiny Tune Of The Week back in July. Since then, the song has been put on regular rotation at the station. The band also performed live in the CHOM studios, and landed opening slots for both Scott Weiland and Fu Manchu.
Eagle Tears are celebrating the release of their self-titled debut full length LP on August 30th at La Vitrola in Montreal. Joining them to help with the release are Toronto’s Biblical, and Montreal’s Sunfields. The record was engineered and mixed by Ryan Battistuzzi and mastered by Ryan Morey. The entire album can be streamed here.
Harmonized vocals, pounding riffs, and soaring guitar leads characterize the Eagle Tears sound. Inspired by all things ‘rock’, they trace their influences back to bands like Thin Lizzy, Zeppelin, Sabbath, Deep Purple, and Humble Pie – bands that shaped the rock soundscape for years to come.
Sometimes our vision becomes obscured, we lose focus on our origins, and slowly we begin to fall off track. Luckily in times like these, we have Eagle Tears to wash away any obstructions and help us see clearly once again.
Eagle Tears is:
Jason “J.B.” Bennett – bass
Steve Ludvik – guitar, slide
Bob Eaglesham – drums & vocals
Hal Jaques – vocals, guitar & harmonica
George Grove – vocals & guitar
Footage captured by MontrealMetalShows