Rural Alberta Advantage debut “Toughen Up”

Rural Alberta Advantage debut new single "Toughen Up"
Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage, Nils Edenloff, Paul Banwatt and Robin Hatch, will release their new studio album The Wild on October 13th via Paper Bag Records. Today the band has shared their new single “Toughen Up”.

The Rural Alberta Advantage have also announced North American tour dates which will see the band joined by Vancouver’s Yukon Blonde for two months beginning October 20th. Canadian dates include stops in Halifax, Ottawa, Vancouver with additional shows now added after quick sell outs in Edmonton and Toronto.

Though it’s always left a mark on the band, as they journey into The Wild, their fourth album, this perpetual change seemed to be casting a darker shadow. Maybe it’s the fact that singer and songwriter Edenloff almost watched his childhood home of Fort McMurray burn to the ground. Maybe it’s just that everyone in the band is getting older. Maybe it’s just that we’ve all had a rough year. But never before has the band felt quite so surrounded by the heaviness of being — nor quite so determined to pull through.

The Rural Alberta Advantage’s
tour dates:

Fri Oct 20 St John’s, NL @ Club One *
Sat Oct 21 Halifax, NS @ Halifax Pop/MultiPurpose Centre *
Tues Oct 24 Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre *
Thurs Oct 26 Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell’s *
Thurs Nov 2 Cambridge, MA @ Sinclair *
Fri Nov 3 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade *
Sat Nov 4 NYC, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
Mon Nov 6 Washington, DC @ Rock n Roll Hotel *
Tue Nov 7 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight *
Wed Nov 8 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
Fri Nov 10 Nashville, TN @ The High Watt *
Sat Nov 11 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone *
Sun Nov 12 Dallas, TX @ Dada *
Mon Nov 13 Austin, TX @ Barracuda *
Thurs Nov 16 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *
Fri Nov 17 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour *
Sat Nov 18 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Hall *
Mon Nov 20 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre *
Tue Nov 21 Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
Fri Nov 24 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore *
Sat Nov 25 Kelowna, BC @ Kelowna Community Theatre *
Mon Nov 27 Red Deer, AB @ Red Deer Memorial Centre *
Wed Nov 29 Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall *
Thurs Nov 30 Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall * SOLD OUT
Fri Dec 1 Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians *
Sat Dec 2 Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid *
Sun Dec 3 Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave *
Wed Dec 6 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall * SOLD OUT
Thurs Dec 7 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall *
* – with Yukon Blonde

The Rural Alberta Advantage
The Wild

Beacon Hill
Bad Luck Again
Dead Alive
Toughen Up
White Lights
Selfish Dreams
Wild Grin
Letting Go