The Flairs Announce Shut Up and Drive & North American Tour
(PRWEB) April 15, 2006
After creating a buzz with their 2004 debut EP, The Flairs are ready to rock the world with the new full length CD Shut Up and Drive. The first single and video is a spin on Skid Row’s “18 & Life” which will hit rock radio this month, with the CD being released May 16th in Canada (Pacific Music/Warner) and June 13th in the U.S (Burnside). Hard-working as ever, The Flairs are preparing for their intensive cross Canada and US tours which kick off in Vancouver May 19th.
After virtually growing up in Tuuli and opening for bands such as The Donnas, Disturbed and Rock legends Cheap Trick, Dawn Mandarino (vocals and guitar) and Jen Foster (drums and vocals) decided to form their own band. The Flairs story started in the summer of 2002 when Dawn and Jen met Bif Naked’s guitar slinger, Gillian Hanna (lead guitar and vocals) as they played North American outdoor festivals and concerts. All three found the common ground and added Gillian’s brother Ryan Hanna (bass) to the trio and the band was officially born.
The Flairs attribute their unique sound to their individual influences; Dawn’s love for the Ramones, Jen’s ska-influenced punk in the vein of the Dance Hall Crashers, and Hanna’s passion for heavy guitar rock groups like Metallica and Guns ‘N Roses. Those influences go hand in hand with the bands that initially sparked their imagination like Veruca Salt, Nirvana, Garbage and Stone Temple Pilots. In the mix, they have created a sound they can call their own.
The Flairs constantly tour across North America appearing at festivals such as NXNE, Canadian Music Week, New Music West, Seattle’s ROCKRGRL Conference and L.A.’s International Pop Overthrow. They have shared the stage with David Lee Roth, Vanilla Ice and Robin Black. Two videos from their 2004 EP “Ready to Roll” and “Falling into Pieces” were played on MuchMusic on a regular basis.
The Flairs are also about to shoot a video for their second single off the album “Sorry 4 Lovin’ You” to be released during the 2006 summer tour. The Flairs are a forceful live act that continues to expand their already rabid-fan base with passion and drawing power. http://www.theflairs.com http://www.myspace.com/theflairs.com
2006 Tour Dates
Canada: (more tbc)
May 13th The Azure – Vancouver, BC
May 19th Lamplighter – Vancouver. BC
May 26th Underground, Calgary. AB
May 27th Velvet Underground, Edmonton, AB
May 28th Drake Inn, Canmore, AB
May 29th Wild Bills, Banff, AB
May 30th Tongue ‘n’ Groove, Lethbridge, AB
May 31st Distrikt, Regina, SK
June 1st Roxy, Saskatoon, SK
June 2nd Zoo, Winnipeg, MB
June 3rd Kilroy’s, Thunder Bay, ON
June 6th Foundation, Barrie, ON
June 17th Zaphod’s, Ottawa, ON
June 23rd Phog Lounge, Windsor, ON
June 24th Call The Office, London, ON
U.S. Dates: (more tbc)
June 26th Shadow Lounge, Pittsburgh, PA
June 28th The Loft, York, PA
June 29th Dragonfly, Harrisburg, PA
July 11th Swayze’s, Atlanta, GA
July 21st Headhunters Club, Austin, TX
July 25th Burt’s Tiki Lounge, Albuquerque, NM
July 27th Dive Bar, Las Vegas, NV
July 28th Kiss or Kill Club, Los Angeles, CA
July 29th The Anarchy Library, Downey, CA
July 30th Zombie Lounge, San Diego, CA
July 31st Cat Club, Los Angeles, CA
Aug 5th G Street Pub, Sacramento, CA
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