Concert Announcement: Feb 21 @ The Marquee Ballroom: The Sadies

An Evening with The Sadies
The Marquee Ballroom-Friday, February 21

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 21, 2013

(Halifax, N.S.) The Marquee Ballroom is excited to announce the return to Halifax of The Sadies. Acclaimed as one of the very best live bands touring today this will be a show not to be missed!

Tickets will go on sale Thursday January 23 and can be purchased online at and at Bubba’s Sports Bar (Spring Garden). Doors open at 9pm.

The Sadies

The band consists of Dallas Good, Travis Good, Sean Dean and Mike Belitsky. Dallas and Travis are the sons of Margaret and Bruce Good, and nephews of Brian and Larry Good, who are members of the Canadian country group The Good Brothers.

In addition to their own recordings, the Sadies often collaborate with other artists, such as Blue Rodeo, Jon Langford, Gordon Downie, Andre Williams (on the 1999 country-influenced Red Dirt and the 2012 release entitled “Night and Day”), and have recorded, written and toured extensively as backing band for singer Neko Case. They have also toured and recorded with Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray as Heavy Trash, as well as John Doe. They consider themselves honorary members of The Mekons. The Sadies’ music is featured in many films and television shows, for example, Adult Swim’s 12 oz. Mouse. An instrumental performed by the band can be heard in episode 5 of season 1, during a scene in which Rhoda the bartender is murdered. On May 18, 2010, The Sadies released Darker Circles CD/LP through Outside Music and Yep Roc Records. Darker Circles was a shortlisted nominee for the 2010 Polaris Music Prize and in 2012, won a juno award with Mike Roberts for best video.

The Sadies are collectively members of the group The Unintended, along with Greg Keelor of Blue Rodeo and Rick White of Eric’s Trip/Elevator. They also make multiple contributions to Garth Hudson’s 2010 album Garth Hudson Presents: A Canadian Celebration of The Band, by performing “The Shape I’m In”, and also by backing Neil Young, for “This Wheel’s On Fire”, and Mary Margaret O’Hara, for “Out of the Blue”. All performances on that album featured Hudson on keyboards.

On June 19, 2013, The Sadies announced that their next studio album, Internal Sounds, will be released on September 17 through Outside Music. The song “The First 5 Minutes” can be streamed while we await the album release.

For Further Information Contact:

The Sadies- Publicity
Darryl Weeks
[email protected]

The Marquee Ballroom
Greg Clark
[email protected]

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