East Coast Rock Band to Release New Album Andre Pettipas and The Giants Live at The ElMo on June 17thAnnounce Summer Tour Dates
East Coast Rock Band Andre Pettipas and The Giants are excited to release their new double live album Andre Pettipas and The Giants Live at The ElMo, on June 17th via all streaming platforms.
The 22-track album was recorded at the legendary El Mocambo in Toronto, ON last September and includes tracks from their sophomore album No Fools No Fun, and 5 brand new songs capturing the no holds barred, kick-ass ethic the band brings to everything they do.
The new album was put together with the help of live studio engineer Doug McClement (Blue Rodeo, Moxy Fruvous), live engineer Kirstan Moore, lead technician Jamie Howieson, and mastering engineer João Carvalho. Brian Moncarz, the album’s mixing engineer (Alice Cooper, Our Lady Peace, The Tea Party) produced tracks 1-13 on the album, along with some other heavy hitters including Max Kerman of The Arkells (Saint John String Quartet) who arranged “Dark Times,” John-Angus MacDonald of The Trews (Glorious Sons, Dave Rave) producer of “Sympathy Card,” and Jason Jenkyns (The Stanfields, The Town Heroes) and Jon Landry (The Stanfields, The Town Heroes) who co-produced “The Swedish Motel”.
“As a band who loves every aspect of the live show, from performing to the energy of the crowd and excitement before the band hits the stage, we are super excited to share this record with the world. In today’s world everyone seems to be striving for perfection, It was something real and genuine. This is what we aimed to recreate with the live album,”said Andre Pettipas.
The No Fools No Fun album released in 2021 received national recognition with the track “Sympathy Card” hitting #27 on Billboard’s Active Rock Chart and top 50 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart in Canada, and “Overtime” was used in a montage during game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. Most recently, No Fools No Fun was nominated for the 2022 ECMAS for Rock Recording of The Year.
The Nova Scotia natives continue to grow in the industry with multiple singles on thenationally syndicated show, “East Coast Countdown” and they have showcased internationally at Live at Heart (Orebro, Sweden), ASEAN Music Showcase festival, Bangkok Music City festival and Canadian Music Week.
They were also named Arkells “Leather Jacket” cover contest winners, were Casino NS Artist in Residence Finalists from 2016-2018, Q104 Homegrown Champions out of 120 bands in 2017, and Jim Beam National Talent Search Regional Winners (Halifax) in 2019.
With their take no prisoners, live performances, stellar musicianship, and habit of findinggrist for the song writing mill in everything from southern rock to pop to prog, Andre Pettipas and The Giants are a rarity – an act that absolutely refuse to let anythingtake the fun out of their creative process and performances on record or on stage, and with absolutely no fear of stepping outside of the box to get their message across.
In addition to releasing new music, Andre Pettipas and The Giants are currently on the road, making stops at Canadian stages in Montreal, Ontario, PEI, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. They are also recording their next studio album at The Tragically Hip’s studio (The Bathouse) during this trip.
For more details on the tour, visit andrepettipasandthegiants.com/shows.Andre Pettipas and The Giants Live at The ElMo– Tracklist1. No Fools No Fun2. Dark Times3. Gone4. Last First Date Ever5. Homesick6. Sympathy Card7. The Swedish Motel8. Labels9. Overtime10. Wound Up11. Spoonfed Lies12. Russian Roulette13. Read Between the Lines14. Definition of A Dweeb *15. See You later *16. Richelieu17. Long Way from Home18. Obstacles *19. Answers20. Rubber Arm21. Ignorant Slumber *22. Slingshot
Andre Pettipas and The Giants – Tour DatesJune 15 – Burlington, ON – Sound of Music Festival Club SeriesJune 23 – Stellarton, NS – Blue Lobster Public House (Andre Solo)June 25 – Sheet Harbour, NS – Sober Island Summer Kick-offJuly 2 – Antigonish, NS – Steinhart DistilleryJuly 7 – New Glasgow, NS – Glasgow SquareJuly 9 – Sydney, NS – Cedar’s ClubJuly 10 – Port Hawkesbury, NS – Granville Green July 23 – Shelburne, NS – Boxing RockJuly 30 – Saint John, NB – Area 506August 5 – LaHave, NS – LaHave River Campground August 13 – New Glasgow, NS – Atlantic Makers FestivalAugust 19 – Truro, NS – Belly Up
We would like to thank Jamie Crawford Public Relations And Promotions, Strut Entertainment for artist profile and press release.