Hunter Valentine will headline Toronto's Proud FM Queer Showcase at The Great Hall
March 20, as part of Canadian Music Week
. Following this appearance, the band will play the Casbah
in Hamilton on March 21, Mavericks
in Ottawa on March 22 and the Royal Phoenix
in Montreal on March 23.
The all-female group, which was profiled in Showcase's hit show The Real L Word, has recently undergone some changes. Adrienne Lloyd left the group and keyboard and guitar player Aimee Bessada has joined it.
“I think in comparison to the last two tours that we've done, we're pushing our musical level a little bit higher,” Bessada says. “We spent a lot of time rehearsing for this tour just so that we could bring up the level a bit more."
In the video interview below, Lucas Silveira, of The Cliks,
talks to the band about Canadian Music Week and what fans can expect from Hunter Valentine’s newest incarnation.
Watch xtra.ca in the coming weeks for the band’s new video and behind-the-scenes interviews. And stay tuned for more of Silveira's coverage from Canadian Music Week.