By: Sheena Lyonnais July 25, 2013
Toronto band DIANA is gearing to hit the road later this summer supporting Austra on a string of dates across North America. The tour kicks off on August 30 and eventually brings DIANA back home for a few Canadian headlining gigs, including a show in Toronto at the Great Hall on September 26 with support from Empress Of.
The tour supports the release of their debut full-length album Perpetual Surrender, which drops August 20 on Paper Bag Records in Canada and Jagjaguwar in the States.
Featuring Joseph Shabason, Kieran Adams, Carmen Elle and Paul Mathew, DIANA has been touted (including by TMS) as one of the must watch local bands.
Following a feverishly hot performance at the Garrison during NXNE, and opening for Tegan and Sara and Fun. at Downsview, DIANA has the potential to transcend walls. Their sound has the unique ability to adapt. Vocalist Carmen Elle can plan to a small room or a crowd of thousands and her voice adjusts and carries all the same. It has no boundaries. It is unstoppable.
Live, DIANA feels like the soundtrack to a druggier John Hughes film. It is truly a beautiful thing.
Check out the triply video for debut singlet “Born Again” below.