The Tea Party hit the road across Canada in March and have been selling out venues around the country on a tour supporting their latest hit single Black River. The band returns home to Caesars Windsor about midway through the tour on Thursday (April 18) for a massive homecoming show.
The tour is a massive 35-date trek of North America that began March 16 in Kingston at the Grand Theatre and will end in Los Angeles at the legendary Roxy Theatre in Hollywood on May 18. Prior to the tour officially kicking off, the band held a couple of sold-out shows in Toronto and Kitchener.
The Tea Party have been nominated for numerous JUNO Awards and have received 22 MuchMusic Video Award nominations including three People’s Choice Awards for Favourite Music Video. They have sold over 1.8 million records worldwide, as well as toured countless times throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia. The band is known for its musicianship, unique sound and stage presence. In 2017, the band celebrated the 20th anniversary of their ground-breaking album Transmission with a cross Canada tour.
Bassist Stuart Chatwood has been with the band since it formed in 1990, along with guitarist and vocalist Jeff Martin and drummer Jeff Burrows. Stuart checked in from the road to chat about Black River, the tour, some new music and all things Tea Party.