Tour Announcement – New Western Canada Shows

Following the May 2018 outing in Quebec and Ontario with DUOTANG (see previous posting below), SHANKS are excited to announce that the band will be raging on from Winnipeg all the way out to Vancouver. These are the following city stops are part of this next leg of an unfolding tour strategy that will see the SHANKS travel in grandiose style from coast to coast in Canada this year (while wearing some extremely pointy-toed footwear):

05/26  WINNIPEG  MB, The Cavern (opening for DUOTANG)

05/29  SASKATOON SK, Piggy’s

05/30  EDMONTON AB, The Black Dog

05/31  CALGARY AB, Palomino


06/03  VANCOUVER BC, The Waldorf Hotel

Finishing this round up back in Ontario – 06/08  COLLINGWOOD ON, Crow….

In a recent interview with the radical culinary journal “Left-Wing Larder Talk”, Pistolwhip von Shankenstein and Dr. Thunderwahl stated that they both fervently hoped to soon see their fellow Canadians writhing in tune-laden ecstasy on the beer-soaked floors of the nation.

It is somewhat difficult to believe that, despite the SHANKS having been a band and playing concerts internationally for a few years now, an uncharted boondoggle of this epic proportion is finally happening on home shores!

SHANKS Canadian Tour Dates with DUOTANG

The SHANKS are very excited to announce new CANADIAN tour dates for May 2018 with the Winnipeg post-punk institution DUOTANG. Check out their latest release on Stomp Records (Montreal) “New Occupation”. The following dates are included:

05/16  TORONTO ON, The Painted Lady

05/17  LONDON ON, Call The Office

05/18  OTTAWA ON, Cafe Dekcuf

05/19  MONTREAL QC, Pouzza Fest (Duotang)

05/19  MONTREAL QC, Barfly (Shanks)

05/20  ORANGEVILLE ON, Black Wolf (Matinee)

05/20  HAMILTON ON, This Ain’t Hollywood

05/26  WINNIPEG  MB, The Cavern

Stay tuned for further SHANKS Canadian tour news including new show dates for Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia! Head west, young man!!


Do like rock n’ roll? Do you like beer? Are you looking for a way to beat the January blahs?

HERE TO EVERYWHERE ENTERTAINMENT INC. is excited to announce a special contest for fans to win to WIN TWO FREE PASSES ($50 value) to come take in the SHANKS “Live in Concert” at BREWZAPALOOZA taking place in Orangeville, Ontario on Saturday, January 20th. The passes also include full access to the awesome beer festival which includes the products of 20 fantastic breweries! See for further details.

Do not miss your chance to bring along a friend to hear the SHANKS along with Canadian punk rock legends TEENAGE HEAD as well as THE NASTIES, FIVE KNUCKLE CHUCKLE and SCHOOL DAMAGE!!!

To enter the draw is fairly easy, just go to the SHANKS Facebook page, just “like” the contest post and leave us a short comment about why beer is good. 

Not on Facebook? No problem, please send an email to “”. Your name will be entered into the draw. The winner of the two passes will be announced on Wed. January 17th. You must be 19+ to enter.

(Management and employees of HERE TO EVERYWHERE are prohibited from entering the draw (although it is probably acceptable under the rules of the contest for members of the SHANKS to write short polemical diatribes on the general topic of the civilizing aspects of brewing, malting and beer drinking).


New Shows for Southern Ontario

Canadian fans will have two chances to catch the roaming SHANKS live:

SHANKFEST – Thurs. December 21st, Blackwolf Smokehouse, Orangeville, ON

BREWZAPALOOZA – Beer Festival – Sat. January 20th, opening for TEENAGE HEAD

The Shanks at the Bovine!

Fresh down from Spanish healing, SHANKS tunes it up at the Bovine. With special guests WHITES SPACES & CAT PACHEENO.

“Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room” (Winston Churchill)

Saturday, November 4th

Bovine Sex Club
special guests:
White Spaces
Cat Pacheeno

The Shanks support Imperial State Electric in Spain

The Shanks head back to Europe to support Imperial State Electric on 4 live dates of their upcoming Spanish tour, re-joining their producer Nicke Andersson and sound engineer Ola Ersfjord while making new friends in Asturian, Galician, Andalusian lands as well as Madrid, of course. Pistolwhip von Shankenstein and Colonel Crankshaft’s Spanish adventures will be chronicled photographically for posterity, whilst we expect this to be the first of many Spanish tours for The Shanks. There’s something about The Shanks and Spain…!

The Shanks’ Pistolwhip to join Duotang at the Horseshoe June 16th!

Extra Extra!

Hot on the heels (well, sort of!) of fabled good times together at SXSW ’17, The Shanks’ very own 4-string rock machine St. Pistolwhip von Shankenstein has been invited for a cameo during DUOTANG’s set at The Smugglers’ reunion gig at The Horseshoe in Toronto, June 16th.

This is obviously a rock n roll moment not to be missed, in and of itself, and we are very happy to be a part of it. It’s true: Mods and Rockers. We love Duotang!

The Shanks announced for SXSW ’17

Following the release of their fifth studio album “Prisons of Ecstasy”, recorded in Sweden with Nicke Andersson and distributed via Germany’s Broken Silence distribution, Canada’s rock power duo The Shanks have been announced to assist with the mission of keeping Austin weird by playing SXSW 2017.

Meanwhile, “Prisons of Ecstasy” has been getting some solid reviews on both sides of the pond between Europe and America. Here are some links to tide you over until The Shanks’ live dates in March:

AXS premiere

Punk News US premiere

Musik Reviews Germany


Metal Underground Austria

Deepground Germany

Metal Glory Germany

Drefvet Sweden

Intervjun Sweden