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Arkells release exciting new album ‘Blink Twice’ and announce Toronto concert date


Blink Twice includes collabs with popular music acts including: COLD WAR KIDS, CŒUR DE PIRATE AND ALY & AJ , LIGHTS, TEGAN AND SARA and WESLEY SCHULTZ (THE LUMINEERS)

TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2022 – Arguably Canada’s hardest working band, Arkells just released their brand new studio record, Blink Twice, on Septermber 23, 2022 via Universal Music Canada. Arkells also just announced that their Blink Once/Blink Twice Tour 2022 will be making a stop in Toronto at Scotiabank Arena on Friday, November 25.

Hamilton’s, Arkells just keep churning out great tunes. As the band stayed busy making music during the last two years, they always knew they would come out of the pandemic with two distinct records – Blink Once (50M+ streams) and its companion, Blink Twice, which showcases a new collection of songs and collaborations. Blink Twice’s current single “Past Life (ft. Cold War Kids)” sits atop the alternative radio charts in Canada this week.

 “We wrote most of these songs during the quiet confusion of the pandemic and always knew that they’d make more sense to us once we played them in the real world,” says frontman Max Kerman. “We are on tour right now and every new song we’ve played feels like a living, breathing thing. The album comes out the day of our London, UK show. It’s our biggest London show ever and after all of the stops and starts of the past few years there is no better city in the world to let these songs start living their own life.”

Arkells play Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena November 25, photo hy Nathan Nash

The band’s frontman, Max Kerman says Blink Twice is about going to new places and seeing the world with fresh eyes. “You can either move through life and grow stubborn, or you can grow curious,” says Kerman. “We’ve never had an album with so many guest artists along for the ride. Everyone from Cold War Kids, to Aly & AJ, Tegan and Sara, Lights, Cœur de pirate, Joel Plaskett, Jake Clemons and Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers. At our core we’ll always be a living, breathing soul band. But Blink Twice lets us be that and more.”

Blink Twice by Arkelss comes out September 23, 2022 on Universal Music Canada



1. Reckoning

2. Past Life (ft. Cold War Kids)

3. Take Back Everything

4. Human Being (ft. Lights)

5. Teenage Tears (ft. Tegan and Sara)

6. Miracle

7. Nowhere To Go (ft. Wesley Schultz, Jake Clemons)

8. Dance With You (ft. Cœur de pirate, Aly & AJ)

9. Running Scared

10. Something’s Gotta Give (ft. Joel Plaskett)


Sept 23 – London, UK – Brixton Electric w/ Lights
Sept 24 – Brighton, UK – Chalk w/ Lights
Sept 30 – Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre w/ Lights
Oct 2 – Miramichi, NB – Miramichi Civic Centre
Oct 20 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre
Oct 22 – Grande Prairie, AB – Bonnetts Energy Centre
Oct 25 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Oct 28 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
Oct 29 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
Nov 23 – Montreal, QC  – MTELUS w/ Joel Plaskett Emergency
Nov 24 – Ottawa, ON – TD Arena w/ Joel Plaskett Emergency

Nov 25 – TORONTO, Scotiabank Arena w/ Joel Plaskett Emergency

In case you don’t know Arkells:

Hailed by The Globe and Mail as “the right kind of band for this decade,” Arkells are widely considered one of the most passionate, exuberant and in-demand live bands working today. As radio mainstays, sports-sync shoe-ins and curious students of culture, Arkells have remained ever present – building awareness and personal community experiences around their live shows and new music at every turn. The most emblematic example of this being The Rally, Arkells’ beloved hometown concert event that’s been hailed as one of the biggest headline shows in the country, with record breaking attendance.

Arkells continue to unleash new music, videos and international tour dates in support of their BLINK ONCE & BLINK TWICE acclaimed companion albums.

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