Silversun Pickups to Play Surprise Show Tonight in Toronto

Silversun Pickups to Play Surprise Show Tonight in Toronto
You've got to give Silversun Pickups credit for perseverence. The Los Angeles alt-rockers are currently in the midst of a lengthy North American tour, and last night (June 29) played a sold-out show at Toronto's Sound Academy. Tonight they've got a free night off, but rather than sit back and relax, they've decided to book a surprise show at Tattoo Rock Parlour.

The venue fits 600, according to, unlike the Sound Academy, which has a capacity of around 3,000. In other words, it's going to fill up fast, especially since the show is free, so you had better line up early if you want to get in. You could also listen to 102.1 the Edge, who are giving listeners a chance to get in the doors.

Perhaps this surprise show is thanks for the support Silversun Pickups have received in Canada. Back in March, they took home the Indie Award for Favourite International Group at Canadian Music Week.

Thanks to AUX for the heads up.

Tour dates:

6/30 Toronto, ON - Tattoo Rock Parlour (surprise show)
7/2 Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
7/3 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
7/4 Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest 2010
7/16 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel
7/17 Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
7/19 Austin, TX - Stubb's
7/20 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
7/21 Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
7/23 Kansas City, MO - KRBZ's Under the Stars @ City Market
7/24 St Louis, MO - Live on the Levee (free show)
7/26 Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
7/27 Salt Lake City, UT - The Rail
7/29 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
7/30 Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
7/31 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
8/2 Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort
8/3 Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
8/6 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
8/7 San Diego, CA - SOMA
9/25 Gosford, AU - Gosford Showgrounds (Coaster Festival 2010)
10/9 Austin, TX - Zilker Park (ACL Music Festival)