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Born Ruffians

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  • Formed: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Years Active: 2000s


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Toronto's Born Ruffians feature Luke LaLonde (vocals/guitar), Mitch DeRosier (bass/vocals), and Steve Hamelin (drums). Formed in 2002, the indie rock trio creates a jaunty mix of shifty guitar riffs and hyper-chic vocals for a Pixies-esque shredded kind of sweetness. An appearance at the annual Pop Montreal festival and U.S. tour dates with Hot Chip and Shy Child coincided with the release of Born Ruffians' self-titled debut EP for Warp Records in October 2006. The band's first full-length, Red Yellow & Blue, arrived in spring 2008. They returned with 2010's Say It, which the band recorded in two weeks with producer Rusty Santos. In 2013, Born Ruffians delivered their fourth studio album, Birthmarks, featuring the single "Needle."

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Date Venue Location Tickets
09.27.16 Garrick Centre at the Marlborough Winnipeg, MB Canada
09.28.16 The Riddell Centre Regina, can
09.29.16 Bo's Bar & Grill Red Deer, AB Canada
09.30.16 Studio Nightclub Lethbridge, AB Canada
10.01.16 Spiritbar Nelson, BC Canada
10.04.16 Alix Goolden Performance Hall Victoria, BC Canada
10.05.16 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC Canada
10.07.16 Flames Central Calgary, AB Canada
10.08.16 Starlite Room Edmonton, AB Canada
10.09.16 Amigos Saskatoon, SK Canada