Our Lady Peace Announce New Album and 2012 North American Tour


Story by Charles Ken

Our Lady Peace set to release ‘Curves’ in April

Canadian alternative rockers Our Lady Peace are back with their eighth studio album, “Curve,” set to drop April 3. In support of the new collection, the “Superman’s Dead” rockers are heading out on a North American tour in late March.

“This is the record we’ve been trying to make for the past 10 years. There’s something to be said about being beaten up and being able to dust yourself off and get back in the ring,” lead singer, lyricist and founding member Raine Maida stated about the new album, which was taped in Toronto at Maida’s personal L.A. home recording studio with co-producer Jason Lader (Mars Volta, Rilo Kiley).

“Jason and I had a very frank discussion about the early recordings for Curve before he came in,” said Maida. “He asked why we weren’t making a record that we’d like to listen to ourselves. That was our impetus for abandoning what we started, bringing in Jason and truly challenging ourselves to come up with something more authentic and inspired. He helped us operate without the filter predicated by walking the major label tightrope.”

He added that “Curve” is about the guys simply “going through this reawakening and independence and hopefully creating a deeper connection with our audience.”

Our Lady Peace’s upcoming tour sets off March 29 in London, ON, and rolls through Toronto, Detroit, Chicago and more cities before closing out April 20 in Seattle, Wash. Find the roster below.

Our Lady Peace 2012 North American Tour Dates:

March 29 — London, ON – Concert Theatre
March 31 — Peterborough, ON – The Venue
April 2 — Montreal, ON – Corona
April 3 — Toronto, ON – The Phoenix
April 5 –New York, N.Y. – Bowery Ballroom
April 6 — Buffalo, N.Y. – Club Infinity
April 7 — Detroit, Mich. – St. Andrew’s Hall
April 8 — Chicago, Ill. – Subterranean
April 10 — North Bay, ON – The Wall
April 12 — Thunder Bay, ON – Community Auditorium
April 13 — Winnipeg MB – Garrick
April 16 — Calgary, AB – Flame Central
April 17 — Edmonton, AB – Starlite
April 19 — Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
April 20 — Seattle, Wash. – The Crocodile Cafe




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