The Shanks (Toronto, Ontario) begin a two week tour in the U.S. tomorrow with post-punk/noise pioneers The Membranes (Blackpool, England). The Membranes formed in 1977 and are thought to have pioneered the avant / art / noise scene which gave rise to bands such Big Black and Sonic Youth. See below for dates / cities:

10/14/15 - Lee’s Palace - Toronto, ON
10/15/15 - Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
10/16/15 - The Grand Victory - Brooklyn, NY
10/18/15 - Middle East - Boston, MA
10/20/15 - Now That’s Class - Cleveland, OH
10/21/15 - The Stone Fox - Nashville, TN
10/22/15 - The Earl - Atlanta, GA
10/23/15 - Circle Bar - New Orleans, LA
10/24/15 - Austin, TX - Sidewinder
10/25/15 - Lola’s - Fort Worth, TX

The Shanks are also celebrating 10 years as a band with a brand new EP aptly titled, “X”. It’s a bit of a mixed bag of material from the band which includes re-recorded versions of old tracks, a cover of The Smiths and a new song from their forth-coming LP, “Prisons Of Ecstasy” which was recently recorded in Sweden. Listen to “X” HERE