Pony Girl Announce Fall Tour

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Announcement accompanied by a brilliant cover of Céline Dion’s, Because You Loved Me.

Ottawa’s Pony Girl have announced a fall tour that will include several East Coast dates with shows in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia between September 1 -11. Along with this announcement comes a new single from the band, a cover of Céline Dion’s, Because You Loved Me.

“Céline Dion is someone we sing a lot in the van,” said Pony Girl’s Greggory Clark. “Most of our parents are Québecois. Everyone grew up hearing Céline. And it’s just fun to sing her key changes and big breaks and stuff like ‘baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby WHEN YOU TOUCH ME LIKE THIS!’ It gets out of hand. It’s really uplifting actually.”

The band was initially approached by the music blog Quick Before It Melts to contribute a Canadian cover for an upcoming tribute compilation but after missing the deadline, decided to release the track on their own.

“We only had demos ready at the time,” said Clark. “Pony Girl wanted to record Céline anyways so went and did that. We thought we would send it to Jim Di Gioia at QBIM and he could say, ‘oh nice,’ but QBIM closed down this summer. This one’s for Jim.”

Full tour dates:

08/21   Hull, QC   @   Arboretum Festival
09/01   Montréal, QC   @   Ex-Pop MTL
09/02   Edmundston, NB   @   Le Deck
09/03   Fredericton, NB   @   Mazerolle Gallery
09/05   Charlottetown, PE   @   Baba’s Lounge
09/08   Sydney, NS   @   Governor’s
09/09   Halifax, NS   @   Menz & Mollyz
09/10   Halifax, NS   @   The Seahorse
09/11   Wolfville, NS   @   K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre
09/14   Chicoutimi, QC   @   Bar à Pitons
09/15   Québec, QC   @   Le Sous-Sol du Cercle
09/16   Trois-Rivières, QC   @   Zénob
09/17   Ottawa, ON   @   CityFolk Festival
10/07   Vancouver, BC   @   The Merge
10/08   Prince George, BC   @   The Legion
10/10   Edmonton, AB   @   The Buckingham
10/11   Edmonton, AB   @   The Sewing Machine Factory
10/12   Calgary, AB   @   TBA
10/13   Saskatoon, SK   @   TBA
10/14   Regina, SK   @   BreakOut West *
10/15   Regina, SK   @   BreakOut West *
10/17   Thunder Bay, ON   @   The Foundry
10/18   Sault Ste-Marie, ON   @   Gore Street Café
10/19   Sudbury, ON   @   Townhouse
10/20   Guelph, ON   @   DSTRCT
10/21   London, ON   @   Rum Runners
10/22   Windsor, ON   @   The Beer Exchange
10/23   Kitchener, ON   @   Open Sesame
10/25   Hamilton, ON   @   TBA
10/26   Sarnia, ON   @   Refined Fool
10/27   Toronto, ON   @   TBA

Band photo by Pascal Huot.
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