Dallas Smith is reuniting with rock band Default for a Canadian tour. Facebook photo

Langley’s Dallas Smith reunites with Default for Canadian tour

Default will perform at venues across the country with Stone Temple Pilots, Seether and Age of Days

Langley country musician Dallas Smith is hitting the road again in a major rock reunion.

Smith, who got his start in the music industry with multi-award winning, Platinum-certified Canadian rock band Default, will be reuniting with the band for a Canada-wide tour.

Joining Default will be Stone Temple Pilots, Seether and Age of Days.

Kicking off Oct. 23 in Penticton, B.C., the tour will travel west to east with dates in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

After forming in 1999, Default began their rise with the release of their debut album, The Fallout.

With the success of No. 1 singles Deny and Wasting My Time — which also hit the Top 15 in the United States and No. 2 on the Mainstream Rock chart, respectively — The Fallout earned the band the 2002 Juno Award for Best New Group. On top of that, having sold over 1 million copies south of the border, they also earned Platinum certification in both the United States and Canada.

Their Gold-certified sophomore release Elocation garnered a nomination for Best Rock Album at the 2005 Juno Awards and follow-up One Thing Remains spawned the No. 1 hit Count on Me.

The four-piece band released 14 rock radio singles, including three No. 1 hits, eight Top 10’s and two Top 15 tracks, including two from their final release Comes and Goes, before amicably disbanding in 2013.

Smith recently celebrated his fifth career No. 1 and fourth consecutive chart topper as a solo country artist with the hit Sleepin’ Around on both the Nielsen BDS and Mediabase Country radio charts. With the track success, he also became the first and only Canadian country artist in the Nielsen BDS era to have four consecutive No. 1 singles from the same album, topping the three from Shania Twain’s album Come On Over. He also tied Twain for the most No. 1 songs by a Canadian Country artist in the Nielsen BDS era with five.

Winner of three 2017 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards and nominated for four 2018 CCMA Awards this year, Smith recently released a brand new single, Make ‘Em Like You that is currently climbing the charts.

With over 50 million albums sold, Stone Temple Pilots roared on to the scene in 1992 with their raucous debut, Core. A breakout success, the album peaked No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, and dominated radio waves with hits like Sex Type Thing, Wicked Garden, and the Grammy-Award winning, Plush.

STP founding members Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo, Eric Kretz, along with new lead vocalist, Jeff Gutt, released their seventh studio album, Stone Temple Pilots (2018), and just wrapped the Rev 3 tour to rave reviews.

Alt-metal rockers and multiplatinum selling band, Seether (Shaun Morgan, vocals/guitar; Dale Stewart, bass/vocals and John Humphrey, drums), released their seventh studio album, Poison The Parish, last year which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart.

Recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tenn., it marked the first album produced entirely by front man Shaun Morgan and was released through Morgan’s newly launched label imprint, Canine Riot Records (via Fantasy.) Since the release, the band has been touring non-stop across the world on their headlining Poison The Parish tour.

The tour will make two tops in B.C. The kickoff show on Oct. 23 at South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, and Oct. 25 at the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek.

Tickets for both B.C. shows go on sale on Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. For the Penticton show, visit valleyfirsttix.com. For Dawson Creek, visit dawsoncreekeventscentre.com.

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