Vancouver’s NINJASPY, an eclectic trio of brothers that blend influences of metal, ska, grunge, hardcore, reggae, funk, surf and jazz are proud to announce dates for their upcoming “NO KATA TOUR”, which will see them venture across the Canadian provinces, kicking off the tour in Victoria, BC on August 19th and going east to return west on October 7th for a tour wrap up show in Vancouver, BC.
The band will be releasing their new “NO KATA” EP/ graphic novel in the coming fall, a follow up to their highly praised 2007 album “Pi Nature”, produced by Garth Richardson (Rage Against the Machine, RHCP, Mudvayne) and Ben Kaplan (Atreyu, Haste the Day, Shakira) that has sold over 2500 copies both independently and internationally.
“The NO KATA EP is a real game changer for us. Stylistically it stretches the boundaries of our genre mashing moniker, incorporating some of the most outlandish sounds we’ve ever thought up or accidentally stumbled upon in a creative process. It harmoniously weds all the elements of our musical adventures with a picturesque storybook that illustrates all the connections between music, dancing, martial arts and meditation that are the fundamental basis for Ninjaspy. “Ninjaspy no kata” in Japanese tranlates as “movements of Ninjaspy”. This release is the Tao Teh Ching of throwing the skank down.” commented Ninjaspy vocalist/ guitarist Joel Parent.
Over the last few years in promotion of “Pi Nature”, the band has completed several headlining Canadian tours, appeared on The Warped Tour and Taste Of Chaos festivals, and shared the stage with bands like Protest the Hero, Coheed & Cambria, Thursday, Cancer Bats, Grimskunk, Death By Stereo, 3 Inches of Blood, Set Your Goals, Four Year Strong, Brutal Truth, Divinity, Bring Me The Horizon, Neuraxis, Pierce The Veil, Powerman 5000, The Dreadnoughts, & more.
In October 2009, Ninjaspy’s international foothold was strengthened when Zestone Records released “Pi Nature” across Japan and took Ninjaspy across the Pacific to tour Japan with Death By Stereo the following year.
Now the band returns in 2011 with a momentum to grasp audiences with high-energy and free-expression dance pit parties.
For more info on NINJASPY please visit: http://www.ninjaspy.net
Free Download – “Evolution Of The Skid” – http://ninjaspy.bandcamp.com/track/evolution-of-the-skid
“Evolution Of The Skid” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAGkl4j68K8
“Circle Pity – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKMYEkf15WY
NO KATA TOUR DATES 2011
AUGUST 19, 2011 – VICTORIA, BC – Royal Canadian Legion (All Ages) w/ TODAY I CAUGHT THE PLAGUE / THE PERFECT TREND +more
AUGUST 20, 2011 – DUNCAN, BC – Cobble Hill Hall (All Ages) w/ TODAY I CAUGHT THE PLAGUE / THE PERFECT TREND +more
AUGUST 21, 2011 – NANAIMO, BC – Mt. Benson Legion (All Ages) w/ THE PERFECT TREND / THE BODY POLITIC +more
AUGUST 27, 2011 – VANCOUVER, BC – Plaza Of Nations (All Ages) URBAN CULTURE CONFERENCE + AWARDS // TIX+INFO @ http://urbancultureconference.com
AUGUST 30, 2011 – KELOWNA, BC – Knights Of Columbus Hall (All Ages) w/ SCYTHIA
AUGUST 31, 2011 – CALGARY, AB – Dickens Pub (18+) w/ TOXIC HOLOCAUST / TREEBURNING+ more
SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 – REGINA, SK – The Exchange (19+) w/ guests
SEPTEMBER 2, 2011 – WINNIPEG, MB – The Zoo (18+) w/ DREADNAUT / IN TRANSFORMATION / ON THIS DAY
SEPTEMBER 3, 2011 – THUNDER BAY, ON – Black Pirate Pub (19+) w/ THE COMMUNICATION
SEPTEMBER 8, 2011 – ST. CATHARINES, ON – City Lights Lounge (19+) w/ Abolished / Headsastrophies / Duel For King / Genera
SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 – LONDON, ON – London Music Hall Lounge (19+) w/ guests
SEPTEMBER 10, 2011 – KITCHENER, ON – Maxwells Music House (19+) w/ guests
EAST COAST LEG w/ WE THE UNDERSIGNED
SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 – FREDERICTON, NB – Charlotte Street Arts Centre (All Ages) w/ WE THE UNDERSIGNED
SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 – HALIFAX, NS – The Pavilion (All Ages – EARLY SHOW) w/ WE THE UNDERSIGNED
SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 – HALIFAX, NS – The Seahorse (19+) w/ WE THE UNDERSIGNED
SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 – MONCTON, NB – The Manhattan (All Ages) w/ WE THE UNDERSIGNED
SEPTEMBER 18, 2011- CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI – The Refinery (All Ages – EARLY SHOW) w/ WE THE UNDERSIGNED
SEPTEMBER 18, 2011 – CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI – Baba’s Lounge (19+) w/ WE THE UNDERSIGNED
SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 – FREDERICTON, NB – The Capital (19+) w/ WE THE UNDERSIGNED
SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 – TORONTO, ON – @ Nocturne Club (19+) w/ guests
SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 – AJAX, ON – The Top Shelf (19+) w/ LUMBURGH + BACKLASH
SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 – MONTREAL, QC – Katacombes (18+) w/ SLAVES ON DOPE, THE CATALYST, AVERYS DESCENT + WE THE UNDERSIGNED
SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 – OTTAWA, ON – Cafe Deckuf (All Ages) w/ SILENCE THE VILLAIN + WE THE UNDERSIGNED
SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 – THUNDER BAY, ON – Black Pirate Pub (All Ages) w/ The Okhrana / The Vilification
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 – WINNIPEG, MB – The Park Theater (All Ages) – w/ IN TRANSFORMATION, CODA
SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 – SASKATOON, SK – Cosmo Senior Center (All Ages/19+) w/ SPARKY + BEFORE AND APACE
OCTOBER 1, 2011 – EDMONTON, AB – Brixx Bar+Grill (18+) w/ TREEBURNING
OCTOBER 2, 2011 – PRINCE GEORGE , BC – Third (All Ages) w/ guests
OCTOBER 7, 2011 – VANCOUVER, BC – Inter Urban Gallery (AA/19+) w/ QUARTERED, THE PERFECT TREND, DEAD EYES OPEN