Following last night’s ADISQ Gala, Les Louanges shares a video for the song Drumz, off the Expansion Pack EP, released September 27th, via Bonsound. Following Vincent Roberge from the laundromat to the ballpark, this time we find him in the middle of a scrap yard, with a flame-thrower. The video by Pablo Escobar Tuduri perfectly renders the frantic energy of the song. Although we recognize Les Louanges' signature visual aesthetic, the video for Drumz, much like the track itself, extends a new proposition. The dark, rugged landscape, the fast moving camera, the pyrotechnics - there's a palpable hastiness throughout. In his usual self-depreciating humour, the 'MVP son-in-law', seasoned showman is as cocky as he's captivating.
In keeping with his whole 2019’s whirlwind pace, it seems pretty standard for Les Louanges to attend his first ADISQ Gala and release a new music video in the same 24h. Barely closing in on his first career year, Roberge won three Félix out of his nine nominations, for his first album La nuit est une panthère : Best Musical Arrangements, Record of the year - Alternative and Record of the year - Critic’s Choice.
Only ten days after playing the MaMa Festival in Paris, Les Louanges is already heading back to Europe tomorrow. He will embark on an 8-shows stretch, spanning on twelve days and three countries : Belgium, France and Switzerland. November 9th’s show at Porc de Franc in Sion will be Les Louanges’ first show in Switzerland. He’ll also be headlining the Maroquinerie in Paris, on November 5th, after playing the Boule Noire just last spring. It will be his biggest show to date in the french capital.
As he returns to Montreal by mid-November, Les Louanges will get back on the road with a series of additional dates in most cities around Quebec. He will also be playing his first show outside of the province, at the Drake Underground in Toronto, on December 4th. Tour will go on all winter through spring and Les Louanges will present a brand new show in Montreal on April 4th 2020, at the MTELUS. Tickets are on sale now. See dates below and at leslouanges.com.
01/11/19 Bruxelles, BE // Le Volta
02/11/19 Liège, BE // Le Reflektor
04/11/19 Lille, FR // La Bulle Café
05/11/19 Paris, FR // La Maroquinerie
06/11/19 Bordeaux, FR // Église Sainte-Marie-de-la-Bastide
08/11/19 Chalon-sur-Saône, FR // LaPéniche
09/11/19 Sion, CH // Le Porc Franc
13/11/19 Saint-Brieuc, FR // Bonjour Minuit
21/11/19 Montréal, QC // Quai 5160 (Maison de la culture de Verdun) // COMPLET
22/11/19 Shawinigan, QC // Salon Wabasso (La Shop du Trou du Diable) // COMPLET
23/11/19 Québec, QC // Impérial Bell // COMPLET
28/11/19 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada
29/11/19 Terrebonne, QC // Salle du Moulinet
12/11/19 Boucherville, QC // Café Centre d’Art // COMPLET
04/12/19 Toronto, ON // Drake Underground
14/12/19 Frelighsburg, QC // Beat & Betterave
23/01/20 Laval, QC // Annexe 3
30/01/20 Chicoutimi, QC // Bisto Café Summum
31/01/20 Alma, QC // Café du Clocher
01/02/20 Dolbeau-Mistassini, QC // Vox Populi
28/02/20 Québec, QC // Impérial Bell
04/04/20 Montréal, QC // MTELUS
25/04/20 Brossard, QC // Le Club DIX30