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Pkew Pkew Pkew Shares Their Top 3 Favorite Everythings of Touring

Pkew Pkew Pkew is currently on the road touring the US in support of their latest release, Optimal Lifestyles (March 1st, 2019. Dine Alone Records). We jumped at the chance to chat with the Toronto-based band about their top favorite everything of touring, from food to music.

Check out the interview and the below tour dates (US, Canada, and international) and keep checking back for more updates from Pkew Pkew Pkew!

Kendra Sheetz

What are the top 3 cities you love playing when touring?

Pkew Pkew Pkew

Chicago – That’s the first American city where people really showed up for us.

Philly – Go Birds!

Denver – Great mixture of cowboy stuff and weed.

Kendra Sheetz

What are the top 3 places you love eating while on tour?

Pkew Pkew Pkew

Taco Bell – At the Bell you can be a meat eater, a veg, or a vegan, and I switch back and forth all the time. Emmett used to hate Taco Bell but now he loves it. His hatred was unjustified; it came from a place of ignorance. We’re all glad that we could teach him this lesson and that he could grow as a person. To be fair, it is awful in Canada. Only USA Bells for us. 

Trader Joe’s – We don’t have those in Canada. The tofu rice paper wraps with peanut sauce are amazing. We usually buy a case of Joe’s red wine for the van. And, the snacks! OH Baby!

Most of Europe – They have higher food standards than North America. So if you’re used to eating garbage food in Canada and America, you can eat the exact same way over there without feeling bad. Also, my favourite foods – in order – are bread, olives, cheese, and salami (depending on my current dietary state of mind). 

Kendra Sheetz

Name the top 3 perfect albums for long drives.

Pkew Pkew Pkew

Permission To Land – The Darkness (played several times)

Exile On Main Street – The Rolling Stones

The Monitor – Titus Andronicus 

Kendra Sheetz

What are he top 3 weirdest things that happened while on tour?

Pkew Pkew Pkew

The first time we toured Europe we were all happy and healthy for a whole tour. That is weird. 

Our “tour manager” Jan is extremely weird. We love him. I think he likes us. We found him on tour once and he’s never left us alone since.

A guy bit me once when we were playing on a boat in Hamburg. He later tried to friend me on Facebook. I have not accepted nor declined as of yet. 

Kendra Sheetz

What is your #1 favorite tour story?

Pkew Pkew Pkew

I think we all have different ones because usually the best part of tour is when you break away from the group and do something on your own like a normal human. Mine is illustrated in our ‘hit song,’ “The Polynesian,” off our new record.

We were in a weird little tourist/water park town in Wisconsin, our good friend Jimmy Chutes was hanging out with us on a weekend run to Minneapolis and back. We went to a couple bars in town and then we found an amusement park at like 3AM, climbed to the top of the roller coaster, and had some beers up there. 

Wednesday
Mar 13, 2019
Austin, TX Mohawk Austin - Polyvinyl Records Co. Showcase
Thursday
Mar 14, 2019
Austin, TX Valhalla - Smartpunk's Fire Festyval
Thursday
Mar 14, 2019
Austin, TX SXDIY 2019
Saturday
Mar 16, 2019
Omaha, NE Dr. Jack's Drinkery
Sunday
Mar 17, 2019
Denver, CO Streets of London Pub
Tuesday
Mar 19, 2019
Las Vegas, NV Evel Pie
Wednesday
Mar 20, 2019
Tempe, AZ Yucca Tap Room
Thursday
Mar 21, 2019
San Diego, CA Tower Bar
Friday
Mar 22, 2019
Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater
Saturday
Mar 23, 2019
San Francisco, CA El Rio
Sunday
Mar 24, 2019
Sacramento, CA Cafe Colonial
Tuesday
Mar 26, 2019
Portland, OR Black Water Bar
Wednesday
Mar 27, 2019
Seattle, WA Funhouse
Friday
Mar 29, 2019
Vancouver, Cananda The Wise Hall
Tuesday
Apr 2, 2019
Edmonton, AB, Canada The Buckingham
Friday
Apr 5, 2019
Fargo, ND The Aquarium (Dempsey's Upstairs)
Friday
Apr 26, 2019
Meerhout, Belgium Groezrock
Saturday
Apr 27, 2019
Neunkirchen, Germany Antattack Festival
Sunday
Apr 28, 2019
Bremen, Germany Kulturzentrum Lagerhaus
Monday
Apr 29, 2019
Düsseldorf, Germany The Tube Club
Tuesday
Apr 30, 2019
Münster, Germany Uncle M Fest
Wednesday
May 1, 2019
Darmstadt, Germany Oetinger Villa
Thursday
May 2, 2019
Wels, Austria Sbam Fest
Friday
May 3, 2019
München, Germany Backstage
Saturday
May 4, 2019
Zürich, Switzerland Obenuse Fest
Sunday
May 5, 2019
Paris, France Gibus Club
Monday
May 6, 2019
Margate, United Kingdom Elsewhere
Tuesday
May 7, 2019
Brighton, United Kingdom The Hope & Ruin
Wednesday
May 8, 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom Soup Kitchen
Thursday
May 9, 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom Flapper
Friday
May 10, 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom Exchange
Saturday
May 11, 2019
London, United Kingdom New Cross Inn
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