Chi Pig Reforms SNFU On His Own

Chi Pig Reforms SNFU On His Own
Canadian punkers SNFU have come back from the dead and reformed — well, kind of. After calling it a day in 2005, front-man Chi Pig has reinstated the SNFU brand and will hit the road for a cross-Canada "reunion tour.” However, in a very Axl-like fashion, the band now come across as a bit SNFU Version 2.0, including Chi Pig but no other original members.

Now, along with the puppet-sporting singer, the group are composed of Ken "Goonie" Flemming (the Unwanted, Econoline Crush, Dog Eat Dogma, one-time SNFU bassist), drummer Chad Mareels (Black Donnellys, Nasty On, Dog Eat Dogma) and bass player Just Denis (Dog Eat Dogma, Smoked Oysters, Fake it Big Time). Apparently, founding members Brent and Marc Belke, Warren Bidlock and Evan "Tadpole" Jones are not along for the ride, nor are any of the various other members who have over the years played with SNFU, which formed in Edmonton in 1982.

As for the tour, it kicks off in September and finds the new line-up hitting a long string of Canadian dates. However, there is no word yet on whether the band will be entering the studio to lay down another album.

Here are all the upcoming SNFU tour dates:

9/5 Whitehorse Yukon, the Francaphone Center (All Ages)
9/6 Whitehorse Yukon, Coasters (19+)
9/13 Vancouver BC, the Cobalt
9/18 Toronto ON, the Kathedral (All Ages)
9/19 Toronto ON, the Kathedral (19+)
9/20 London ON, Call the Office
9/21 St. Catharines ON, L3
9/23 Kitchener/Waterloo ON, the Starlight Lounge
9/24 Windsor ON, the Roxy Entertainment Complex
9/25 Brantford ON, Bottoms Up
9/26 Montreal QC, Hemisphere Gauche
9/27 Ottawa ON, the New Bayou
9/28 Hamilton ON, the Casbah
10/14 Kelowna BC, TBA
10/16 Prince George BC, St. Michael’s Church (All Ages)
10/17 Edmonton AB, New City Suburbs (18+)
10/18 Calgary AB, the Stetson
10/19 Edmonton AB, New City Suburbs (All Ages)
10/22 Saskatoon SK, the Roxy
10/23 Regina SK, the Exchange
10/24 Medicine Hat AB, the Doghouse
10/25 Innisfail AB, the Zoo
10/26 Banff AB, Will Bill’s
10/28 Winnipeg MA, TBA (All Ages)
10/29 Winnipeg MA, TBA (18+)
10/31 Lethbridge AB, TBA
11/1 Cranbrook BC, the Eagles Hall (All Ages)

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