Belgian chart-topping rockers Triggerfinger recently named their Top 5 Canadian Bands:

1) Neil Young and Crazy Horse
2) The Band
3) Daniel Lanois
4) Big Sugar
5) Junkhouse

Triggerfinger is set to unveil their fourth studio album By Absence Of The Sun (Hufter / Pheromone Distribution / Fontana North) in Canada on October 16, 2015. In support of the release, the group will join iconic Canadian band Big Sugar on tour kicking off October 23 in Sarnia, ON and wrapping in Toronto, ON at The Danforth Music Hall on November 27. Following it’s 2014 European debut, By Absence Of The Sun, which features the lead track “Perfect Match,” stole the #1 spot on the Dutch and Belgian Album Charts.

“We had the privilege again to work with the great producer Greg Gordon (Slayer, Nick Cave, LL Cool J) on By Absence Of The Sun and It was a blast being able to record in the famous Sunset Sound Studios,” says vocalist / guitarist Ruben Block. “This has resulted in a versatile record we are very proud of – the sound of four guys having fun playing, creating, experimenting and trying to tame a roaring beast.”

Recorded in Los Angeles, the album covers an eclectic array of sounds inspired by sexy seventies beats, modern fist pumping guitar solos and catchy sing-along anthems. By Absence Of The Sun showcases songs like “Perfect Match” and “Black Panic” that are charged with pure electricity, whereas more intimate melodies such as “Splendor In The Grass,” “Halfway There,” “Trail of Love” and the title track express a sense of loss carried by the romance of hope.

Comprised of Block, bass player Monsieur Paul and drummer Mario Goossens, Triggerfinger have rocked out together since 1998. Following the release of their first three recordings; Triggerfinger (2004), What Grabs Ya? (2008) and All This Dancin’ Around (2010) the group received unexpected attention when their live cover of Lykke Li’s “I Follow Rivers” went viral and hit #1 on the Belgian and Dutch charts in early 2012. Since then, the trio has toured dozens of countries and had the chance to open two shows for The Rolling Stones in Spring 2013, one at the TW Classic in Belgium and the other at Hyde Park in London.

Looking ahead to the tour, Block continues, “The fact that we have the opportunity to open for Big Sugar is pretty crazy since they were part of the inspiration in the melting pot that ended up being Triggerfinger. They are truly the nicest gentlemen to hang out with and it’s inspiring to see them play, every time. This upcoming tour is an adventure we’re all looking forward to with the impatience of a six-year-old.”

By Absence Of The Sun Track Listing:

  1. Game
  2. Perfect Match
  3. By Absence of the Sun
  4. Big Hole
  5. Off The Rack
  6. Black Panic
  7. There Isn’t Time
  8. And There She Was Lying in Wait
  9. Splendor in the Grass
  10. Halfway There
  11. Trail of Love
  12. Master of All Fears



Triggerfinger Tour Dates:

*with Big Sugar

October 20, 2015 The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, ON
October 23, 2015* Rustic Sarnia, ON
October 27, 2015* Crocks Thunder Bay, ON
November 5, 2015* Kamloops Convention Centre Theatre Kamloops, BC
November 6, 2015* Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
November 10, 2015* Better Than Fred’s Grande Prairie, AB
November 11, 2015* Better Than Fred’s Grande Prairie, AB
November 14, 2015* Cowboy’s Dance Hall Calgary, AB
November 15, 2015* Average Joe’s Lethbridge, AB
November 20, 2015* Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg, MB
November 25, 2015* Rapids Theatre Niagara Falls, NY
November 26, 2015* Maxwell’s Music House Waterloo, ON




And the aforementioned November 27th performance at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall



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