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’ 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’ “Prisons of Ecstasy” album set for October 14th release!

poecoverwebThe Shanks’ fifth studio album, “Prisons of Ecstasy”, produced by Nicke Andersson (ex-Entombed, Hellacopters, Imperial State Electric) is set for a worldwide release date of October 14th.

While the US and Canada have already become familiar with the North.American version of the album, that was released Sep. 23rd, the October 14th release heralds the “Prisons of Ecstasy” DELUXE EDITION, and the CD comes with a bonus (hidden) track. The physical and digital (iTunes only) booklet also features full lyrics and the zeitgeist tales authored by Pistolwhip von Shankenstein, founder of the Shanks.

Meanwhile, Colonel Crankshaft has also overseen design production for the Deluxe Edition, which was undertaken in Madrid by ZORDON Spain – another country The Shanks hope to conquer in 2017.

Also be sure to check out The Shanks’ brand new video for Incarceration Man:

The Shanks live in March!

shanksMARMono’s very own noise distillers The Shanks play two home town gigs this month of March!

MARCH 18th: TORONTO – Cherry Cola’s

MARCH 20th: MONO Mastinée @ The Tractor Shop

Following these gigs, The Shanks’ new label Here to Everywhere Entertainment Inc. shall announce the release of The Shanks’ first new single in 2016 – and its accompanying video!

See you at the shows!

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.”


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