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Today Punknews is thrilled to bring you the news of the first-ever U.S. tour from Montreal punk quartet Pale Lips. The band's headed across the border in October to travel down the east coast on their way to The Fest in Gainesville, Florida. They'll make their way back up north through the midwest, crossing into Ontario for a few November gigs before heading home. The band's trek all kicks off with a headlining appearance at the Black Forest Stage at Beau's Oktoberfest in Vankleek Hill, ON

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The Friday evening of the rural Ontario craft brewery's Oktoberfest will feature the Pale Lips playing the Black Forest stage alongside The Highdives, L'Affaire Pélican, Oakhearts, Northgang, and The Hallions. The event raises money for several causes, with Black Forest, in particular, supporting the skateboards-for-youth program For Pivots Sake. The overall Oktoberfest event will feature headlining sets from The New Pornographers and Shad amidst an array of activities, competitions, Bavarian-style food, exclusive craft beers, and more. Punknews is a co-sponsor of the Black Forest stage this year. You can find more detail's on the event here.

Pale Lips' new record follows up their 2016 album Wanna Be Bad, and the 2017 EP Should've Known Better. The group features guitarist Ilona Szabo, bassist Jamie Radu, drummer Lynn Poulin, and vocalist Jackie Blenkarn. *After Dark* arrived on January 31 through God's Candy in Canada, Alien Snatch! in Europe, and Spaghetty Town in the States.


Sep 20 2019Vankleek Hill, ONBeau's Oktoberfest
Oct 25 2019Winooski, VTThe Monkey House
Oct 26 2019Bostom, MAO'Brien's Pub
Oct 27 2019Brooklyn, NYSaint Vitus
Oct 30 2019Durham, NCThe Pinhook
Oct 31 2019North Charleston, SCThe Mill
Nov 1 2019TBDTBD
Nov 2 2019Gainesville, FLLoosey's (The Fest)
Nov 4 2019Atlanta, GAMasquerade Purgatory
Nov 5 2019St Louis, MOFoam
Nov 6 2019Davenport, IARacoon Motel
Nov 7 2019Milwaukee, WIX Ray Arcade
Nov 8 2019Chicago, ILHVAC Pub
Nov 9 2019Toronto ONMonarch
Nov 10 2019Ottawa, ONDominion Tavern


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