Toronto trio A Primitive Evolution recently announced a lengthy North American tour supporting PIG on their “Divine Descent US Tour 2019.” With seventeen stops over the course of late September to early October, including a stop at Toronto’s own Sneaky Dee’s on Thursday, September 19th, we were hardpressed to not cover this awesome occasion. The dark alternative rockers—which consists of Brett Carruthers (vox, guitar, synth), Steph Misayo Seki (bass, synths), and Stu Dead (drums, percussion)—are riding high off the continued succes of their latest album, Becoming, which dropped on October 5th, 2018, via Metropolis Records.
Becoming features thirteen new pulsing songs loaded with the right mix of synth, grinding guitar riffage and punk flair. Recorded at their self-built Desolation Studios, the album was boasts collaborations with writer and producer Billy Talent’s Ian D’Sa and audio engineer Kenny Luong (Metric). Speaking of the upcoming trek, the band shared, “We are thrilled to be going out on this tour with PIG and Cyanotic. The last year has been a whirlwind of emotions for us. Signing to Metropolis was a big win but we also lost a very good friend and producer of our first album, Matthew von Wagner. We look forward to unleashing some of these emotions on the stage in his honour. This is our first extended US tour so we really can’t wait to connect with fans old and new in these cities.”
A Primitive Evolution are quickly “Becoming” a very common name in Toronto’s buzzing music scene. Here’s an example why:
In celebration of the upcoming tour, FIVE (5) lucky fans are each going to win some APE swag! Four winners will each take home a signed copy of the group’s debut relase A.P.E. (2009), while 1 grand prize winner will get the same signed A.P.E. album, plus a signed copy of the new album, Becoming. Yes, and we’ll throw in some PureGrainAudio sticker packs for good measure.
CDs, and stickers, and more CDs, and free stuff… oh my!
Thursday, September 19th, 2019 (at 12 midnight sharp)
“Divine Descent US Tour 2019” Dates (w/ PIG, A Primitive Evolution):
09/19 – Toronto @Sneaky Dee’s *No Cyanotic, APE is direct support
09/20 – Buffalo @Mohawk Place *No Cyanotic, APE is direct support
09/21 – Cleveland OH @Phantasy Nightclub *No Cyanotic, APE is direct support
09/22 – APE day off, staying in Cleveland or Detroit Area.
09/23 – Detroit @Small’s **Cyanotic Joins as direct support APE is now opener.
09/24 – Pittsburgh @ Cattivo
09/25 – Baltimore @Metro Gallery
09/26 – Wilmington @Bar XIII
09/27 – Brooklyn @St Vitus
09/28 – Lancaster @Chameleon Club
09/29 – Richmond VA @Fallout
09/30 – Atlanta @Drunken Unicorn
10/01 – Orlando @Soundbar
10/02 – Ybor City @Crowbar
10/03 – New Orleans @The Goat
10/04 – St Louis @The Crackfox
10/05 – Kansas City @Riot Room
10/06 – Minneapolis @Mortimers
The band’s new album Becoming dropped on October 5th, 2018, via Metropolis Records.