Published Jul 08, 2019A Tribe Called Red have returned with a brand new single. The song is called "The OG" and sees the beloved duo teaming up with Black Bear, a group of Pow Wow singers and drummers from Manawan, QC.
The song was inspired by Cree lawmaker Romeo Saganash's impassioned speech inside the House of Commons last September, when he discussed the Trans Mountain Pipeline and Indigenous rights.
"It would be impossible to overstate the impact that Romeo Saganash's words had on the Indigenous world and on us personally," the group's Bear Witness said in a press release. "We feel that the stand he took that day in parliament needs to be remembered, memorialized and commemorated. This is a celebration of that moment. Romeo, the Halluci Nation salutes you."
In addition to the new single, which can be streamed below, A Tribe Called Red have announced a hefty summer tour that includes stops throughout Canada.
07/12 Calgary, AB - Calgary Stampede
07/13 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
07/17 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
07/19 Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
07/21 Portland, Oregon - Wonder Ballroom
07/22 Spokane, WA - Lucky You Lounge
07/25 Edmonton, AB - K Days
07/27 Squamish, BC - Squamish Constellation Festival
08/09 Regina, SK - Regina Folk Festival
08/11 Salmo, BC - Shambhala Music Festival
08/17 Peterborough, ON - Peterborough Folk Fest
08/18 Elora, ON - Riverfest Elora
08/21 Halifax, NS - The Marquee Ballroom
08/30 Quebec City, QC - Place de l'Assemblée-Nationale
08/31 Montreal, QC - Mile Ex End 2019
09/01 Toronto, ON - CNE
09/13 Brooklyn, NY - Open Air
09/14 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
09/28 Washington, DC - The Kennedy Center
11/02 Copenhagen, DE - Alice PH
11/04 Berlin, DE - Lido Berlin
11/06 Munich, DE - Kranhalle Feierwerk