“Reminding Me” singer Shawn Hook and “Marching Bands” EDM-pop act Neon Dreams will be touring together this fall on a 17-date Canadian tour, with a dollar from each ticket sale going to We Charity, formerly known as Free The Children.
They are calling it The Good Days Tour, which starts Oct. 16 in Montreal and ends in Surrey, BC, Nov. 10.
Hook and Neon Dreams dropped off Hedley’s 30-plus-date Cageless Tour earlier this year after allegations of sexual assault and sexual misconduct against the headliner surfaced on social media and were covered in news outlets.
“That moment can’t define us and I’m not going to let it define us,” Hook tells Samaritanmag.
Asked why he didn’t select a women’s shelter or charity associated with the #MeToo movement to donate proceeds, Hook explains his association with We Charity, founded in 1995 by Toronto’s Craig and Marc Kielburger.
“There are plenty of charities and plenty of causes that I believe in that I could support. I’ve been working with We Day for the last few years and I’ve been fortunate enough to experience what they do through We Schools. I’m going to see what they do through We Villages. I’m going to Nairobi this year to get a chance to see what they do on the ground,” Hook says of the August trip.
“I really believe in what they do worldwide. They’re making an actual difference and I’ve been able to be part of the action, so to speak.”
Hook, who is based in Burnaby, BC, released his first major label album, Cosmonauts and the Girl, in 2012, and had his first double-platinum hit, "Sounds of Your Heart," from his 2015 album, Analog Love. The song also went No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Club chart. In 2017, he released My Side of Your Story, which contains the platinum single "Reminding Me" with Vanessa Hudgens. He has performed on Jimmy Kimmel, The Today Show and Kelly and Michael, as well as the So You Think You Can Dance finale. His band is comrprised of guitarist Lonny Eagleton, bassist Juwayon Clarke and drummer Maxwell Roach.
Neon Dreams hail from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and released their newest single, "Shape of My Mind," in January. The group, which got recognition when one of the members did some remix work for Waka Flocka Flame in 2015, has released a series of EPs, and broke through with the 2015 single "Love Expert," and later "Marching Bands," featuring Kardinal Offishall.
The full tour schedule is below:
16-Oct – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
18-Oct – Ottawa, ON – Algonquin Commons Theatre
19-Oct – Belleville, ON – Empire Theatre
20-Oct – London, ON – London Music Hall
22-Oct – Hamilton, ON – First Ontario Concert Hall
23-Oct – Peterborough – The Venue
25-Oct – Kingston, ON – Grand Theatre
26-Oct – Kitchener, ON - Elements
27-Oct – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
29-Oct - Barrie, ON – Georgian Theatre
1-Nov – Thunder Bay, ON – Community Auditorium
2-Nov – Winnipeg, ON – Burton Cummings Theatre
3-Nov – Saskatoon, SK – O’Brians Event Centre
7-Nov – Edmonton, AB – Myer Horowitz Theatre
8-Nov – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
9-Nov – Trail, BC – The Bailey
10-Nov - Surrey, BC – Bell Performing Arts Centre