Toronto based Blimp Rock have announced their second album ‘Sophomore Slump’ will be released 7th April. To coincide with this, the band have also released a new single ‘Let’s All Stay In Tonight’.
The band are celebrating the second album by planning a new marketing strategy and explained that: “We have focused on funding our $700k festival that will take place on a blimp floating over Lake Ontario. We plan on reaching our goal by releasing albums, touring as a relatively unheard of Southern Ontario rock band, and selling vintage office supplies such as rolodexes, fax machines and floppy discs. After the runaway success of ‘Lake Ontario Lifeguards (L.O.L.)’, expectations ran high at the BRE offices for a follow-up. Will we ever surpass the hype of ‘L.O.L.’? Was the first record better? Can we ever raise $700 000? Regardless, Blimp Rock has made a second album.” Hopefully all these plans will come to fruition with their latest album release and they get bonus points for originality alone.
Blimp Rock will also be embarking upon a “Powerpoint Tour of Ontario” starting April 11th. Each show includes a Powerpoint presentation of the aforementioned business plan, followed by a rock concert to wake the audience up after, as everyone dozes off through a Powerpoint presentation no matter how interesting it is.
Apr. 11 – Guelph, ON – Kazoo! Fest
Apr. 16 – Oshawa, ON – The Moustache Club
Apr. 17 – Hamilton, ON – Homegrown Cafe
Apr. 18 – Maynooth, ON – The Arlington Hotel
Apr. 19 – Peterborough, ON – The Spill
Apr. 24 – Windsor, ON – Phog Lounge
Apr. 25 – Toronto, ON – The Dakota Tavern
May. 1 – Ottawa, ON – Raw Sugar Cafe
May. 2 – Montreal, QC – Le Cagibi
May. 8 – St. Catherines, ON – Mahtay
May. 9 – Midland, ON – The Boathouse