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Wolf Parade

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  • Formed: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: www.wolfparade.com
  • Recent Activity: 03.29.17 RT @TheVerge: Enter to win tickets to @siriusxmcanada 's sold out show w/ @WolfParade during @CMW_Week in #Toronto https://t.co/lhLd44zx…
  • Wolf Parade

  • Wolf Parade


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

The indie rock combo Wolf Parade formed in 2003 in Montreal, where the band's first show saw them opening for Arcade Fire. From there, bandmates Dan Boeckner, Spencer Krug, Hadji Bakara, and Arlen Thompson recorded and self-released a four-song EP, followed by a six-song recording in 2004. They eventually gained the attention of songwriter Isaac Brock, who doubled as the frontman of Modest Mouse and an A&R rep for Sub Pop Records. Brock helped the band secure a deal with Sub Pop while serving as a stylistic touchstone for Wolf Parade's emerging sound, which merged indie rock with post-punk.

In July 2005, the quartet issued a self-titled EP on the label by way of introduction; the band's debut full-length, Apologies to the Queen Mary, followed in September. It was one of the fall's most anticipated releases, recorded with Brock's help and released amid a critical flurry for such Canadian bands as Broken Social Scene, the Most Serene Republic, and Stars. After considering the title Kissing the Beehive for their follow-up (ultimately dismissed for fear of copyright infringement due to a Jonathan Carroll book by the same name), Wolf Parade issued their sophomore record, At Mount Zoomer, in June 2008. Emphasizing the distinct songwriting personalities of frontmen Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner, the album received warm reviews and just narrowly missed the Top 40. By the end of the following year, Wolf Parade had already begun working on a third record, and Expo 86 appeared in mid-2010.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
04.21.17 The Great Hall Toronto, ON Canada
05.12.17 Centennial Olympic Park Atlanta, GA US
05.12.17 Terminal West Atlanta, GA US
05.26.17 Harvard Athletic Complex Boston, MA US
05.28.17 Harvard Athletic Complex Boston, MA US


  • 03.29.17 RT @TheVerge: Enter to win tickets to @siriusxmcanada 's sold out show w/ @WolfParade during @CMW_Week in #Toronto https://t.co/lhLd44zx…
  • 03.29.17 RT @mtlgazette: Wolf Parade's Dan Boeckner gives busy signal with Operators https://t.co/58k0PB4Qsx
  • 03.28.17 RT @LastGangEnt: .@Operators_Band kick off their Spring tour this month at @zaphods_ottawa's for #JUNOfest. Tickets -> https://t.co/Nz9Td5P…
  • 03.28.17 . @Operators_Band head out on an east coast tour this week! Check the poster for their Montreal show! https://t.co/dT9ryXWrnn
  • 03.22.17 RT @CYMBLS_EAT_GTRS: On sale tomorrow 3/22 - After @ShakyKneesFest late night with @WolfParade at @TerminalWest https://t.co/IU4pL5YW4L
  • 03.22.17 Amazing news!! Spencer aka Moonface is in fact completing his long lost marimba album! #Repost… https://t.co/3UszOpUgCl
  • 03.18.17 wolfparade performing today at @potofgoldaz https://t.co/5hlmSploEA
  • 03.18.17 Just found this newly added show! May 10th in St Johns! https://t.co/U8J8APXDMO
  • 03.18.17 Here's hoping we get a full list of tour dates soon! #wolfparade
  • 03.18.17 Today @WolfParade start their festival run of shows at @PotOfGoldAZ
  • 03.15.17 Moonface and @siinaiband have announced a short Canadian tour: https://t.co/iXdqieFoSL
  • 03.10.17 Drummer Arlen Thompson has another band called 'Anunnaki' & they've released a 2nd EP - 'The Chelaship'. Check it: https://t.co/GlI5SK3kxY