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Powerhouse Canadian Rock Duo Crown Lands Re-Issue 'White Buffalo' Which Includes Standout Live Track

JUNO award-winning, powerhouse rock duo Crown Lands – Cody Bowles (vocals and drums) and Kevin Comeau (guitar, bass, and keys) – reissue their 2021 acclaimed record White Buffalo.

White Buffalo now includes a live version of their standout track “The Witching Hour” and the re-release is accompanied by a live performance video of the track when it was recorded at Revolution Recording studio in Toronto last year.

This year sees Crown Lands returning to what they do best, performing live and this time they are taking it international. The band will be traveling to the UK and are scheduled to play The Hope and Ruin, Brighton, on May 12, as part of The Great Escape festival. They then go on to play their first ever UK headlining show at Omeara in London on May 16. Crown Lands then go on to join artists like Nine Inch Nails and Mastodon at Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, Kentucky on September 25.

Most recently, Crown Lands are excited to announce they will be joining Grammy-award winning rock band, Greta Van Fleet on their Dreams In Gold arena tour as support during their fall dates, starting October 18 in Raleigh, North Carolina. See the full list of dates Crown Lands are schedule to support below, find tickets on the band’s website.

CROWN LANDS 2022 TOUR May 12—The Great Escape 2022 – The City of Brighton and Hove, UK May 16—Omeara—London, UK September 25—Louder Than Life—Louisville, KY October 18—PNC Arena—Raleigh, NC (supporting Greta Van Fleet) October 19—Bon Secours Wellness Arena—Greenville, SC (supporting Greta Van Fleet) October 21—Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena—Jacksonville, FL (supporting Greta Van Fleet) October 22—Hertz Arena—Estero, FL (supporting Greta Van Fleet) October 25—Hard Rock Live—Hollywood, FL (supporting Greta Van Fleet) October 26—Amalie Arena—Tampa, FL (supporting Greta Van Fleet) October 28—Spectrum Center—Charlotte, NC (supporting Greta Van Fleet) October 29—Legacy Arena at The BJCC—Birmingham, AL (supporting Greta Van Fleet) November 1—Smoothie King Center—New Orleans, LA (supporting Greta Van Fleet) November 2—Simmons Bank Arena—Little Rock, AR (supporting Greta Van Fleet) November 4—Paycom Center—Oklahoma City, OK (supporting Greta Van Fleet) November 5—AT&T Center—San Antonio, TX (supporting Greta Van Fleet) November 8—Don Haskins Center—El Paso, TX (supporting Greta Van Fleet) November 9—Tucson Arena—Tucson, AZ (supporting Greta Van Fleet) November 11—Honda Center—Anaheim, CA (supporting Greta Van Fleet) November 12—Golden 1 Center—Sacramento, CA (supporting Greta Van Fleet)

Juno-Award winning rock-duo, Crown Lands’ self-titled debut album, produced by Grammy-nominated Dave Cobb, was released in the summer of 2020, to widespread acclaim from the likes of Guitar World, Kerrang!, and American Songwriter; coverage from the BBC and the CBC. Crown Lands then stormed into 2021 with two songs,“Context: Fearless Pt. 1” and “Right Way Back,” that returned them to their prog-rock roots and pointed the way to a limitless future, while also connecting the group to their legendary countrymen, Rush, after working with three prolific Rush producers – Terry Brown, Nick Raskulinecz and David Bottrill – on the tracks. “Context: Fearless Pt. 1” and “Right Way Back” premiered with Rolling Stone and were named “Rockest Record of the Week” on BBC Radio 1.

Shortly after, Crown Lands received their first Juno Award nominations, for Rock Album of the Year and taking home the award for Breakthrough Group of the Year. Crown Lands continued their collaboration with Bottrill, releasing four more tracks they had worked on with him in the form of White Buffalo which included the mission-driven title track, “White Buffalo” which was presented as the third instalment of a trilogy of songs addressing Indigenous rights. The series of songs connect the past with “Mountain,” the present with ““End of the Road” while “White Buffalo” aspires to a prosperous future. Most recently, Crown Lands released their first-ever live record, Odyssey Volume 1 which celebrate songs from their emergent discography to date.

Hailing from Southwestern Ontario, Crown Lands are a startling fresh jolt of energy, making music that brings together a range of influences from folk and blues to psychedelic prog rock. The group’s name is indicative of their musical ambitions: “Crown Land” is territorial area belonging to the monarch—or, as Bowles (whose own heritage is half Mi’kmaq, an Indigenous tribe from Nova Scotia) puts it: “Crown Land is stolen land and we are reclaiming it."


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