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Cinéma L’amour announces Eastern Canadian Tour, New Live Single
Montreal based duo continues quest for national domination!

March 31 – Sackville, NB – Pickles
April 1 – Charlottetown, PEI – The Alibi
April 2 – Sydney, NS – Governors Pub
April 5 – Stephenville, NL – Clancey’s
April 6 – Corner Brook, NL – The Barroom
April 7 – St. Johns, NL – CBTG’s
April 8 – St. Johns, NL – CBTG’s
April 9 – St. Johns, NL – CBTG’s
April 10 – Grand Falls, NL – TBA
April 13 – Halifax, NS – Gus’ Pub
April 14 – Fredericton, NB – Gallery Connexion
April 15 – St. John, NB – TBA
April 16 – Moncton, NB – Plan B
April 19 – Kingston, ON – The Artel
April 20 – Toronto, ON – Rancho Relaxo
April 21 – Kitchener/Waterloo, ON – TBA
April 22 – Sarnia, ON – Empty Fest
April 23 – Windsor, ON

On November 13th, 2010, Montréal based Loop-Nerd duo Cinéma L’amour threw perhaps the most absurdly debaucherous first birthday bash in the history of rock and roll. In the inevitable hangover that followed, they retreated quietly into the shadows. Unsubstantiated rumors of an insidious plot involving several gallons of ice-cream and a shaved giraffe swirled around the pair. Blueprints were drawn, plans discussed in hushed whispers. Unidentifiable creatures scuttled in the periphery. Energies were gathered from the far corners of the earth. A new excuse for celebration was sought with fiery desperation so powerful that no cost would be too much to bear. No price too great, no sacrifice too dear.

With proof in hand of that now legendary shindig (the brand new CELEBRATOR EP), the boys are prepared to run their voices ragged, their hands calloused and their gas tank dry, all in the name of a new reason to party!


“You wind up staring in curious fascination, trying to figure out what exactly Dorian is doing between guitar riffs and loops and how Chris learned to play the way he can… at about the point where Dorian yells, ‘Let us not waste our youth,’ I realized these guys were onto something.” Sun On The Sand

“Modesty aside, the duo has no inhibitions — and it lets it all hang loose — at least on a sonic level. Claiming influences as diverse as minimalist classical to sludge metal and a newfound interest in funk, their complex compositions are equally shaped by guitarist-vocalist Scheidt’s daisy-chain of effects pedals and Kavanagh’s off-kilter percussive flourishes.” FFWD Magazine

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We had an amazing birthday party last weekend, and I just wanted to thank everyone involved! The L’amourchestra (Harley, Blair, Trev and Estan) were spectacular, both Sucre A La Creme and Lady Josephine blew my mind, and it was wonderful playing along side old friends (The Sheep Man) and New (Cousins and Jon McKiel). Couldn’t have been better!

Right now were getting started doing some recording, and plans are being laid for the spring and summer.
Just you wait, we’re coming for you!



Dear Friends,

In our first year of existence, Cinéma L’amour has played 38 shows alongside nearly 100 fantastic bands including Future of the Left, the Hoof and the Heel, the Luyas, Man Your Horse, Play Guitar, Absent Sound, The Reason, Faux Fur, Locomotive 8, Ultra Mega, Bend Sinister, Vampires, Welsh Cinema and many, many others. We’ve been on tour four times, driven over 20000 kilometers (in 6 different vehicles), seen the great lakes, the prairies, the mountains, and the pacific ocean. We’ve performed in legendary venues across the country including the Cobalt in Vancouver, Amigos Cantina in Saskatoon, the Drake hotel in Toronto, and Casa Del Popolo in Montreal. We’ve also played in a suburban living room in Waterloo, a vintage clothing and book store in Winnipeg, a hot dog restaurant in Calgary, an art gallery in Ottawa, and a few late night loft parties here at home.

We’ve also self released an EP and a Single, sold out of both and reprinted them multiple times, been written about in Magazines (both print and digital), performed live on the radio, been featured on podcasts, and posted up on blogs.

We have made countless friends, eaten in countless subway restaurants, slept on couches and floors in all manner of abodes, demolished seemingly impossible bar tabs and had way too much fun to properly encapsulate in words.

And now, on the eve of our first anniversary, we’re gonna celebrate.

On Saturday, the 13th of November, we invite you all to our home in Griffintown to begin our second year as a band on a high note. This special, not to be repeated performance will feature an ensemble of our friends, including past members of The Hoof and The Heel and Emperor Bulash, as well as a live burlesque show courtesy of Lady Josephine and Miss Sucre a la Creme! I can assure you you’ve never seen anything like it before, and to miss out on the event would be a travesty!

All of this would not have been possible without the incredible support we’ve received from our families, friends new and old, and everyone who likes to rock out at our shows. Thank you!

See you on the 13th!


OCT 9 w/ Play Guitar, Extra Happy Ghost and Silver Dapple at Interstice (242 Young)
OCT 22 w/ Count us Among Your Many Friends at Le Divan Orange
NOV 13 FIRST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!!! w/ Les Gens de la Colline + More at Interstice

These are all gonna be super fun.

Stay tuned for more announcements about the Birthday Party, we’ve got what you might call big plans!


D + C

Western Canadian tour by the numbers:

Kilometers Driven: 10,497.2 (plus another 600 if you count Chris’ solo voyage to Edmonton and back)
Vehicles used: 4 (5 if same as above)
Songs heard in the van: 1022
Shows: 11
Other bands played with: 21
Days on the road: 20
Footlong Subway sandwiches consumed: 11 1/2
Kilometers driven without a license plate: 4084
Interactions with the police: 0
Over the top dance parties: 4
Empty Bars: 0
Photos: 86
Good Times: 10000000000

Love. Tour.