Calgary-based pop-rockers Seventh Rain return with a new EP, Room For A Rumour, set to be released on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. The first single, “Turned Around,” was delivered to radio on March 12 and is a ballad inspired by the late Chelsea King. The band met her in 2009 while promoting their Show Some Heart Program in San Diego the day before she went missing.
Seventh Rain consists of members Ryan Williams (vocals), Rich MacFarlane (guitar), Luke Sheppard (bass) and John Byskal (drums). Formed ten years ago in Calgary, they began their journey with strong support from Calgary based radio stations, which saw their albums Byda (2007), Ghost In Me (2009) and their last EP, Hearts Not Beating (2011) spawn eight radio singles.
In addition to their music, Seventh Rain has continued to build their fan base and reputation through their Show Some Heart program, a campaign that has them performing and speaking out against bullying in schools across Canada and the United States. Having experienced bullying personally, the band is making an effort to connect with students through their music.
This summer Seventh Rain will be heading out on the road performing show dates around Canada.
Canadian tour dates:
May 24, 2012 The Grind Kamloops, BC
May 25, 2012 Sande’s Lounge & Banquet Hall Burnaby, BC
May 31, 2012 The Club Regina, SK
June 1, 2012 Winnipeg Free Press News Café Winnipeg, MB
June 14, 2012 St. Joseph’s Collegiate High School Brooks, AB
June 16, 2012 Albert Park Community Centre Calgary, AB
July 13, 2012 The Pawn Shop Edmonton, AB
July 14, 2012 Alberta Rocks Festival Didsbury, AB