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KEN mode Announce 20th Anniversary Shows


KEN mode have announced the first of two twentieth anniversary shows for later this year. The band are also pushing ahead with a new album as well with more details to come. Speaking of hitting the milestone of twenty years, the band’s Jesse Matthewson commented:

“Sometimes it’s hard to fathom that we’ve been at this for 20 years as of September 2019. The band started when I was only 17, just starting university. Shane was 15 and entering the 11th grade. You start these things because something inside you is messed up and simply needs to get this creative energy out in a harsh and satisfying way, and you don’t really think that you’re laying the foundation for your most cherished friendships and business relationships of your entire adult life.

Seven full lengths, one EP, one split 7″, several comps and tribute records deep, and hopefully we’re still only scratching the surface of what we’ll do with this mess of noise. We wanted to kickstart our 20th year as a band with a couple of special shows in Toronto and Winnipeg, two cities very near and dear to us. Well, maybe Toronto isn’t so near, but you get the sentiment. We’ll be inserting some deep cuts into our setlists, and bringing up a bunch of special guests in Winnipeg, from the group of talented musicians we’ve had the pleasure of making music with over the years.”

The initial 20th anniversary shows can be found below with more dates to come:

09/08 Toronto, ON – The Grand Gerrard (feat. Hammerhands, Pale Mare & IRN)
10/04 Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will Social Club (feat. The Great Sabatini & Adolyne)

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