KICK OFF CANADIAN TOUR TONIGHT
“[Pretty Monster] plays like a rock and roll autobiography featuring strong emotional lyrics, beautiful cinematic storytelling, and above all else, a great listening experience.”
– Amplify Music Magazine
New York, NY (November 4, 2022) – The Blue Stones, aka Tarek Jafar and Justin Tessier, have released their third album, Pretty Monster today. After a sold-out celebration last night in their hometown of Windsor, Ontario, they kick off a headlining tour across Canada tonight in London, Ontario [all dates below]. Stream + purchase Pretty Monster.
Earlier this year Tarek and Justin hit Zane Whitfield’s NOP Studios in Kingston, Ontario for 35 straight days writing and recording for the Pretty Monster project, working with a few select producers, including Kevin Hissink (grandson/Demi Lovato) and WZRD BLD (Highly Suspect, iDKHOW), along with multi-GRAMMY Award-winner Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes, The Strokes, Spoon), looking to stretch their sound further, while continuing to instill every track with equal parts unchecked passion and the joyfully adventurous spirit, that their live performances have become known for.
Discussing Pretty Monster, Tarek noted… “Our mission with this album is to give rock and roll a fresh coat of paint. Track after track features heavy hitting riffs over tight beats that are tough enough for the fighters, and sweet enough for the lovers. It’s an album dedicated to controlled chaos. An untamed beast contained within a beautiful exterior.”
After a six-week run of dates across the U.S., followed by multiple festival performances throughout North American, the guys announced Pretty Monster in September, with the album’s latest single, “What’s It Take To Be Happy?” along with a limited 180g, opaque red vinyl edition available Bandcamp.
Pretty Monster Tour:
11/04 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
11/05 – Hamilton, ON @ The Studio
11/09 – Kingston, ON @ Ale House
11/10 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
11/11 – Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell’s
11/12 – Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Theater
11/13 – Montreal, QC @ Le Studio TD
11/17 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theater
11/18 – Saskatoon, SK @ Coors Event Centre
11/19 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
11/20 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth
11/22 – Red Deer, AB @ Bo’s
11/24 – Victoria, BC @ Capitol
11/25 – Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue
Pretty Monster track list:
02. Don’t Miss
03. Cards Are Down
04. Good Ideas
05. Stay With Me
06. What’s It Take To Be Happy?
07. Let Me Out
08. No Angels
09. Camera Roll
10. Dreams On Me