The Oakville pop-punk band, Seaway, is finishing up their co-headlining tour with Australian band, Trophy Eyes. Both bands had been touring to support their recent albums. Seaway released “Vacation,” last September while on tour with Four Year Strong. The band was originally supposed to tour debuting that album the following winter but canceled that due to hopping on a tour with Neck Deep. Trophy Eyes more recently released their second full-length album titled, “The American Dream,” making this the ‘American Vacation tour.’ This tour started in the middle of November and will wrap up on December 18th. The bands brought out Hot Mulligan, Can’t Swim, and Microwave for this run. Fans like myself were fortunate to catch this run twice: once in Toronto and then in Buffalo. Both of these shows were incredibly special for the band and fans themselves. Their Toronto show marked the biggest headlining show they have ever played. For the past few years, Seaway has been playing headlining shows around Christmastime in Toronto, and calling them “holiday shakers.” This year marked the third annual holiday shaker. Unlike past years, Seaway just lumped this in with their ‘American Vacation tour’ due to the timing. Typically, the band has other Canadian bands play the shaker, showcasing newer, upcoming local bands for the area. That led to some backlash from fans in Canada, but all in all, everyone seemed pleased by the end of the night. When the band played Buffalo two nights later, it was an almost sold out show. A few years back, there would be less than thirty people at a Seaway show, so seeing them play to a much bigger crowd was surreal. Seaway mostly played tracks off of “Vacation,” including “Lula On The Beach,” “40 Over,” and “Apartment.” To the fans surprise, they even pulled out an old track off of their first album Hoser, which led to lots of crowd surfers flying overhead. After not playing Buffalo for a few years, it’s safe to say that Seaway will be making a return sooner than later.
Review/Photo By: Bethany Clancy