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15 July 2014

Canadian band The Stanfields are excited to bring their maelstrom of rock 'n' roll, Celtic and bluegrass, back to the UK this July for a five-date tour.

Inciting mosh pits and still making Mom proud, the Canadian band attract fans of all classes and creeds that vocalist Jon Landry affectionately describes as "people who work hard and play hard, and are the most generous, down to earth and supportive people that one could ever hope to meet."

There are no glamorous motives - just five working class Canadians with an honest desire to entertain. "I think being a 'working class musician' is a great thing to aspire to," Jon muses. "To us, 'rock-star' is a dirty word that caters more to your ego than your quality of life."

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Formed in 2008 in Nova Scotia, The Stanfields have three full-length recording projects to their credit including 'Vanguard of the Young and Reckless' (2010), 'Death & Taxes' (2012) and an acoustic project, 'For King and Country', released in Canada on GroundSwell/Warner and in Europe on Rookie Records in 2013.

The Stanfields tour incessantly across Canada and Europe and have collected a handful of awards including 2013 Entertainer of the Year Awards from both Music Nova Scotia and the East Coast Music Association.

"We want people to leave our shows with a smile on their face and a ringing in their ears. One might argue that this is in direct opposition to our lyrical content, but I feel they are two sides of the same coin. It's okay to celebrate life even though there are many things you would like to see changed," says Jon.

The UK dates in July will include a pair of acoustic shows (London and Stroud). Following the UK shows, The Stanfields will move on to play festivals in Finland, Germany and Belgium this summer.

Friday 18th July - Chagstock, Devon
Saturday 19th July - Tolpuddle Martyrs, Devon
Sunday 20th July - Stag And Hounds, Bristol
Monday 21st July - The Islington, London
Tuesday 22nd July - The Prince Albert, Stroud


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