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Family of the Year in Vancouver

23 March 2013 No Comment


The excitement surrounding LA-based Family Of The Year has been building steadily since the release of their full-length album Loma Vista (Nettwerk Records) last summer, and there’s no sign of it slowing down now! Having garnered support stints with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Mumford & Sons, Walk The Moon, Grouplove, Good Old War, Belle Brigade, Milo Greene and others, the band is happy to be back on the road for their first headline tour of 2013. Following showcases at SXSW, the band will head up to Canada for a run of dates through the spring (dates listed below).

Formed in 2009, Family Of The Year is Joe Keefe (lead vocals, guitars), Sebastian Keefe (drums, vocals), James Buckey (guitars, vocals) and Christina Schroeter (keyboards, vocals). While most bands do function like a family – seeing how touring, writing, and studio time force them to share a lot of small spaces for extended periods of time – Family of the Year has taken that familial feeling a step further, and not just with its moniker. The members of the Los Angeles outfit have formed unbreakable bonds amongst themselves that comes from cohabitating in a run-down house and relying on each other for inspiration and support, leading to the kind of camaraderie that allows members to finish each other’s sentences. Not surprisingly, many of the group’s songs feature numerous voices, and more than a few include a chorus of joyous handclaps. Some even sound like they should be sung by the tight-knit group around the campfire while the s’mores are melting and the wine is flowing.

With the impressive release of last year’s album and a stellar live show, Family Of The Year has garnered fantastic media support.  At the start of 2013 Entertainment Weekly included the band in their special feature, “15 New Stars We Love” and CMT (Country Music Television, Inc.) invited the band to their studios for an exclusive taping of Hero. All of this was following their television debut on Last Call With Carson Daly at the end of 2012.

Family Of The Year plays every show like it’s a special occasion – get out and celebrate with them this spring!



Mar 13 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater (SXSW)

Mar 14 – Austin, TX – Radio Day Stage (SXSW)

April 23 – Victoria, BC – Upstairs Cabaret

April 24 – Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl

April 26 – Edmonton – Haven Social Club

April 27 – Calgary, AB – The Gateway

April 29 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre

May 02 – Quebec City, QC – Ozone

May 03 – Montreal, QC – Club Lambi

July 6 – Toronto, ON – Downsview Park

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