Published Nov 13, 2018Dilly Dally recently blessed us with their sophomore effort Heaven, and now the Toronto band have revealed plans to take the album on the road in the new year.
Following their previously announced hometown show at Lee's Palace on December 6, Dilly Dally will kick off a full-blown tour in Montreal on March 19. They'll make additional Canadian stops in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Winnipeg in April, before wrapping things up on April 20 in Detroit.
Speaking of 4/20, Dilly Dally have also unveiled a new video for Heaven track "Marijuana."
Frontwoman Katie Monks shared a statement about the personal and political motivations behind the song. It reads:
We've been inhaling so much fear and hate from our televisions, leaders, and social media… I guess the anxiety became pretty over bearing for me.
The only I could personally get through writing this record, was with some assistance from weed. Basically, if I didn't write anything "worthy" by sun down — I would smoke some sativa for good measure. It would clear my creative pathways, help me forget about the expectations of others, and like hide away in my own protective energy field.
Legalization in Canada is one tiny step toward an uphill battle of reconciliation with all of our citizens — primarily people of color — who for decades have been arrested unfairly for dealing, possession, etc. There are still many laws prohibiting how we're able to access, consume, and sell cannabis.
So while we still have a long way to go — I'm happy to contribute a song that may perhaps help shed off the stigma that weed is anything other than a sacred tool that many people cherish in their daily lives. It needs to be respected.
See the band's full list of tour dates and watch the video for "Marijuana" below.
12/06 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace
03/18 Montreal, QC - Bar le Ritz
03/20 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
03/21 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
03/22 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
03/23 Philadelphia, PA - Foundry
03/25 Nashville, TN - Basement East
03/26 St Louis, MO - Off Broadway
03/27 Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
03/29 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
04/01 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
04/02 San Diego, CA - Casbah
04/04 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
04/05 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
04/06 San Francisco, CA - Chapel
04/08 Portland, OR - Doug Fir
04/09 Seattle, WA - Crocodile
04/10 Vancouver, BC - Wise Hall
04/12 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
04/13 Calgary, AB - Commonwealth
04/15 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos
04/16 Winnipeg, MB - The Goodwill
04/18 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
04/19 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
04/20 Detroit, MI - El Club