Beat Union’s Van Stolen

British rockers BEAT UNION’s current single is titled “Can’t Stop The Radio.” The band also can’t stop touring despite a curveball thrown their way this past weekend in Canada. While en route to launch their North American tour, the band was stranded in Edmonton after their van and trailer were stolen there. Both were recovered–albeit in bad shape–after a police chase early yesterday; click to see full story in the Edmonton Sun:

After subsequently being forced to cancel a handful of local dates, BEAT UNION are pleased to announce they’ll start back up with Bedouin Soundclash this Friday, September 5 in Sudbury, Ontario. Also on tap: BEAT UNION will perform a one-off New York show with The Loved Ones September 14 at the Knitting Factory before joining Flogging Molly on their U.S. trek September 15 in Sayreville at the Starland Ballroom. Next up, the four-piece will team-up with Horrorpops for an October U.S. run before heading back overseas for a UK tour with Less Than Jake.

After wrapping up a summer-long run on the Vans Warped Tour, BEAT UNION are continuing to receive acclaim for their debut album DISCONNECTED (Science). Outburn magazine hailed the album for the way it “combines youthful energy with an attentiveness to songcraft that is inspiring” (July, 2008). Elsewhere, writer George Paul noted in the I.E. Weekly that “…Disconnected, produced by Goldfinger’s John Feldmann, bears traces of late ’70s-era Jam, Clash, Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, Squeeze and The Police. The sharp album is one of the best debuts of ’08 thus far” (6/18/08). Likewise, Jim Ruland claimed in the San Diego City Beat, “Beat Union may be the best thing out of Birmingham since Black Sabbath, coming off like The Clash while still earning comparisons to Elvis Costello” (August 12, 2008).

In video news, BEAT UNION are now streaming the video for their new single “Can’t Stop the Radio.” To view the clip directed by Nate Weaver, click here:

Canadian dates w/Bedouin Soundclash
Fri 9/5 Sudbury, ON Laurentian University Great Hall
Sat 9/6 Waterloo, ON Laurier Athletic Complex

Tue 9/9 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern

Beat Union and The Loved Ones
Sat 9/13 Cambridge, MA The Middle East Upstairs
Sun 9/14 New York, NY The Knitting Factory

U.S. Tour with Flogging Molly and The Loved Ones
Mon 9/15 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Tue 9/16 Philadelphia, PA The Electric Factory

Beat Union and The Loved Ones
Wed 9/17 Baltimore, MD The Talking Head Club

U.S. Tour with Flogging Molly and The Loved Ones
Thu 9/18 Virginia Beach, VA The Norva
Fri 9/19 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
Sat 9/20 Columbia, SC Headliners
Sun 9/21 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
Tue 9/23 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre
Wed 9/24 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Thu 9/25 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theatre

Beat Union and The Loved Ones
Fri 9/26 San Antonio, TX The Warhol

U.S. Tour with Flogging Molly and The Loved Ones
Sun 9/28 Alpine, CA Viejas Concerts In The Park
Mon 9/29 Anaheim, CA House of Blues

Beat Union w/The Loved Ones and Jackson United
Wed 10/1 Hollywood, CA Knitting Factory
Thu 10/2 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
Fri 10/3 Reno, NV Club Underground
Sat 10/4 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
Sun 10/5 Denver, CO The Marquis Theatre

North American Tour with Flogging Molly (continued)
Fri 10/10 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Sat 10/11 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
Sun 10/12 Pullman, WA Compton Union Building Ballroom
Mon 10/13 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall Ballroom
Tue 10/14 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom

U.S. Tour w/Horrorpops
Sat 10/18 Allston, MA Harpers Ferry
Sun 10/19 New York, NY Blender Theater at Gramercy
Mon 10/20 Philadelphia, PA JC Dobbs
Tue 10/21 Baltimore, MD Otto Bar
Thu 10/23 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Fri 10/24 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Sat 10/25 Houston, TX The Meridian
Sun 10/26 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
Mon 10/27 Austin, TX Emo’s
Tue 10/28 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
Wed 10/29 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad
Thu 10/30 Tempe, AZ Marquee
Fri 10/31 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
Sat 11/1 Los Angeles, CA The Avalon

U.K. Tour w/Less Than Jake
Sun 11/2 Norwich UEA
Mon 11/3 Northhampton Roadmender
Tue 11/4 Swansea Brangwyn Hall
Wed 11/5 Exeter Great Hall
Thu 11/6 Bristol Academy
Sat 11/8 Nottingham Rock City
Sun 11/9 Birmingham Academy
Mon 11/10 Southhampton Guildhall
Tue 11/11 Oxford Academy
Wed 11/12 London Astoria
Sat 11/15 Leeds Academy
Sun 11/16 Manchester Academy
Mon 11/17 Newcastle Northumbria University
Tue 11/18 Aberdeen Moshulu
Wed 11/19 Glasgow ABC

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