Acclaimed Canadian indie-folk band The Fugitives to play concert in Shrewsbury as part of UK tour

Acclaimed Canadian indie-folk music band The Fugitives will pay a gig at The Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury on Wednesday 04 October as part of a three-week UK tour.

Based in Vancouver, they bring brilliant musicianship, top-notch song-writing, complex vocal harmonies and a funny, uplifting vibe to their live performances. Described as ‘the missing link between Leonard Cohen and The Pogues’, they have been nominated for Best Vocal Group at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, Best Roots Album at the Western Canadian Music Awards, opened for Canadian folk icon Buffy Sainte-Marie and also played a slot at Glastonbury Festival as part of their UK tour in 2014.

Since their last visit in 2015, the band have recorded a new album entitled The Promise Of Strangers, which will be on sale at their concerts, and singer Adrian Glynn who is also an accomplished actor, recently starred in his first full length feature film: Volition. Supported in some areas by rural touring scheme initiatives, the forthcoming shows follow a successful tour of Europe in the spring of 2017.  

Commenting on the forthcoming tour Brendan McLeod, spokesperson for The Fugitives, said: "We had a blast the last time we were in the UK and performed to very appreciative audiences. However, apart from the fantastic reception and friendly promoters, the real reason we’ve decided to return is because of the beer. We imbibed some particularly appealing brews last time and made a point of remembering them. In fact, we’re playing some of the same locations again so we can reunite our taste buds with a decent pint!"

View The Fugitives on YouTube performing a previous single Bigger Than Luck HERE, and the songs Sturdy HERE and Ring (with the East Van Choral Collective & St James Music Academy) HERE.

Tickets for The Fugitives concert at The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury on Wednesday 04 October are £12 (+ £1.20 booking fee) in advance from or £14 on the door.

Picture: The Fugitives


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