Lee’s Palace show cancelled – Tour Starts in NYC on Friday!

Greetings everyone,

We regret to inform that The Shanks’ gig with The Membranes at Lee’s Palace has been cancelled. John Robb from The Membranes explains,

“We regret to announce that despite spending £5000 and weeks of planning and work we still have not received our visas for touring the USA. We have not been turned down for visas: We have been approved for visas but the American embassy in London can’t hand them over to us until Thursday so we just cannot get to the show in Toronto.
We are still hoping to play Brooklyn on Friday.
It’s been an agonising and expensive process.
We are really unhappy about this situation. It is something that British bands have to put up with all the time now – a really expensive and shambolic process that makes it really difficult to tour the USA which makes playing Canada difficult as well. Sorry and we hope to still play as much of our tour as possible and return next spring to play Toronto. It is time to change this ridiculous system and the campaign has now started.”

NO. SLEEP. ‘TIL. BROOKLYN!

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The Shanks hit the road on tour with The Membranes!

us tour poster flatNew SHANKS US tour announcement, we are hitting the interstate for 10 dates as direct support act for the seminal Manchester UK art-punks THE MEMBRANES right after we open up for them at Lee’s Palace in Toronto on Wed. October 14th. Pumped!

Oct. 15 Philadelphia PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Oct. 16 Brooklyn NY – The Grand Victory
Oct. 18 Boston MA – Middle East
Oct. 20 Cleveland OH – Now That’s Class
Oct. 21 Nashville TN – Stone Fox
Oct. 22 Atlanta GA – The Earl
Oct. 23 New Orleans LA – Circle Bar
Oct. 24 Austin TX – Sidewinder
Oct. 25 Fort Worth TX – Lola’s
Nov.12 Chicago IL – The Burlington

Find out more about The Membranes on their website http://www.themembranes.co.uk/

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The Shanks at CMW 2014: May 8th, Cherry Cola’s, Thursday night / Friday morning

SHANKS CMW 2014 Showcase – “German Heavy Metal Girl” Video Premiere Event

Celebrating the German release of The Shanks’ “Surfing the Lexicon” album, out on Phratry Records US and distributed in German by Broken Silence Distribution!

Cherry Cola’s Rocknroll Cabaret
200 Bathurst St. Toronto
Thursday May 8, 3 AM

Canada’s “Grand Viziers of Rock Annihilation” the SHANKS present the world premiere screening of the video for the Squirtgun Records release of the new single track “GERMAN HEAVY METAL GIRL”. An epic Polish buffet rendered in the “Grand Style” will remain in place for the duration of the show, fully fortified as long as the supply lines can be maintained.

The show is also going to be broadcast live to the internet so our friends in the EU can tune in.

“Hard rock/indie like Motorhead and Two Gallants, also classic 70s
arena rock. Clear songs with dirty attitude. Final summary : GOOD” 3/4
ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE (German Language Edition)

The Shanks at CMW 2014

The Shanks will be performing a late night rock extravaganza at CMW in Toronto, May 8th… more details coming soon… https://cmw.net/music/artists/details/?id=7527