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Canadian Indie Rock Band Hollerado to Reunite for Tokyo Police Club Farewell Shows

After disbanding in 2019, the Ontario group are getting together one last time to say goodbye to fellow indie rockers Tokyo Police Club.

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Ryan Faist

It's been five years since Canadian indie group Hollerado called it quits. But they're getting the band back together in order to send-off fellow indie rockers Tokyo Police Club, who are playing their final shows this November. Hollerado will open for Tokyo Police Club at two of their four dates at Toronto's History.

The shows mark a full circle moment for both bands, who came up around the same time in the late 2000s Canadian indie scene. Tokyo Police Club opened for Hollerado at their final shows in 2019. "When they told us that it was their turn to hang up the skates, and asked if we would come out of retirement to join em," the band wrote on Instagram, "of course we said YES."


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Hollerado had a gold record with 2010's "Juliette," off of the Ottawa band's debut album Record in a Bag. The band also hit No. 42 on Billboard's Canada Rock chart in 2019 with "One Last Time." Since breaking up, members have focused on other projects and ventures, like popular label Royal Mountain Records, helmed by the band's frontman Menno Versteeg.

Now, they'll be joining their friends in Tokyo Police Club one last time, to give the Newmarket, Ontario band a proper goodbye. Tokyo Police Club were one of the biggest breakouts of Canada's indie rock wave in the 2000s, playing Coachella and Letterman. The success of their 2006 EP A Lesson in Crime helped inspire guitar bands across the country. In 2010, at the height of their rise, they spoke with Billboardabout the sessions for their sophomore album, Champ.

Guitar music has gone through a whole cycle of falling out of style and coming back in since 2010, its forms evolving and expanding along the way. If Tokyo Police Club hasn't had as big a profile in recent years, there's clearly still a lot of love for the band: three out of four of their farewell shows have already sold out.

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Get tickets for the last available date, on November 26, here.

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