GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS ANNOUNCE DECEMBER TOUR DATES FOR EASTERN CANADA

Great Lake Swimmers will hit the road for thirteen dates in eastern Canada in support of their latest album, A Forest Of Arms. The tour will start on December 3 in Ottawa, ON and wrap up December 19 in Ridgeway, ON. A full list of dates can be found below. For more details and advance ticket links please visit the SHOWS page.

Eastern Canadian Tour Dates:

Dec 3 – Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre
Dec 4 – Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theatre
Dec 5 – Quebec City, QC @ Anti
Dec 6 – Ayer’s Cliff, QC @ Stanstead House Concert
Dec 8 – Miramichi, NB @ The Miramichi’s Home Concert
Dec 10 – Sackville, NB @ Thunder & Lightning Ideas Ltd.
Dec 11 – Saint John, NB @ Peppers Patio Pub
Dec 12 – Fredericton, NB @ Wilmot United Church
Dec 13 – Halifax, NS @ The Carlton Music Bar & Grill – SOLD OUT –
Dec 14 – Halifax, NS @ The Carlton Music Bar & Grill
Dec 15 – Halifax, NS @ The Carlton Music Bar & Grill
Dec 17 – Peterborough, ON @ Gordon Best Theatre
Dec 18 – Hamilton, ON @ Molson Canadian Studio
Dec 19 – Ridgeway, ON @ The Sanctuary

“A Forest of Arms is arguably one of the most dynamic and focused Great Lake Swimmers records to date.” – CBC Music

“… nothing will prepare you for the buoyant, Big Star-like wickedness of ‘I Must Have Someone Else’s Blue.’ Now that’s a tune.” – Toronto Star

“…Great Lake Swimmers have evolved into one of the country’s finest roots bands…” – Post City

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GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS ANNOUNCE MORE UNITED STATES TOUR DATES FOR NOVEMBER

Great Lake Swimmers will return to the U.S. in November for six dates in the Midwest in support of their latest record, A Forest Of Arms. The tour will start on November 16th in Columbus, OH and wrap up on the 21st in Traverse City, MI. Full list of dates can be found below.

Great Lake Swimmers U.S. Tour Dates:

Nov 16 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Café Club
Nov 17 – Fort Wayne, IN @ The Brass Rail
Nov 18 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Nov 19 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Nov 20 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin College: Ladies Literary Club
Nov 21 – Traverse City, MI @ Dennos Museum Center / Milliken Auditorium

Please visit the SHOWS page for more details and advance ticket links.

NEW VIDEO FOR “I MUST HAVE SOMEONE ELSE’S BLUES” OUT NOW

The group also released the official video for the single, “I Must Have Someone Else’s Blues”, via Big Takeover last month.

Watch (& Share) the video HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrGVkbdRcPE

Critical Praise For A FOREST OF ARMS:

“The soundscapes created by Toronto’s Great Lake Swimmers are nothing if not panoramic… So lush is their sound at times, it’s easy to forget that the primary lead instruments are acoustic… A solid album with a number of beguiling songs and a lot of spirit…” – PopMatters

“Toronto quintet’s latest offering is packed with echoing vocals, soaring strings, and plenty of resounding acoustic guitar, double bass, and banjo.” – Consequence Of Sound

“They create a place where folk-rock meets country and bluegrass, and converge into a soothing, atmospheric lushness.” – Blurt

“’Don’t Leave Me Hanging’ is gorgeous—simple and direct.” – Pitchfork

“A Forest of Arms seamlessly creates sonic textures that inspire nature walks and drives across empty highways…” – Flood Magazine

GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS ADD SHOWS IN BRISTOL & ISTANBUL, ANNOUNCE MEG BAIRD AS SUPPORT FOR UPCOMING EUROPEAN TOUR

Great Lake Swimmers have added shows in Bristol and Istanbul to their upcoming fall tour of Europe as well as have confirmed Meg Baird as support for a number of September dates.

Here is their complete fall European tour:

Sep 10 – Brighton (UK) @ The Hope & Ruin *
Sep 11 – London (UK) @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen *
Sep 12 – Bristol (UK) @ The Lousiana *
Sep 13 – Winchester (UK) @ Railway
Sep 14 – Manchester (UK) @ The Deaf Institute *
Sep 15 – Dublin (EIR) @ Button Factory *
Sep 16 – Leeds (UK) @ The Brudenell Social Club *
Sep 17 – Glasgow (UK) @ Broadcast *
Sep 19 – Leffinge (B) @ Leffingeleuren *
Sep 20 – Tilburg (NL) @ Incubate Theaters *
Sep 21 – Münster (D) @ Museum
Sep 22 – Nijmegen (NL) @ Doornroosje
Sep 23 – Groningen (NL) @ Vera
Sep 24 – Hamburg (D) @ Reeperbahn Festival
Sep 26 – Copenhagen (DK) @ Vega
Sep 27 – Lund (S) @ Mejeriet
Sep 28 – Stockholm (S) @ Nalen
Sep 29 – Oslo (N) @ John Dee
Sep 30 – Gothenburg (S) @ Pustervik
Oct 02 – Berlin (D) – Antje Øklesund
Oct 03 – Vienna (A) @ Chelsea
Oct 04 – Munich (D) @ Schreinerei
Oct 05 – Zurich (CH) @ Bogen F
Oct 06 – Mulhouse (F) @ Noumatrouff
Oct 07 – Lille (F) @ La Péniche
Oct 08 – Paris (F) @ Pop Up du Label
Oct 10 – Istanbul (TR) @ Salon

* with Meg Baird

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GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS PERFORM AUGUST 10TH AT ONTARIO’S CELEBRATION ZONE

Great Lake Swimmers will be performing in Toronto on August 10th at Ontario’s Celebration Zone at Harbourfront Centre during the Pan Am Games.

OCZ will showcase the Best of Ontario from July 10 to August 16 with lots to do and see for FREE, including nightly concerts, live entertainment, culinary showcases, kids programming and an amazing 400 foot zipline. Visit www.ontariotravel.net for full program details.

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GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS ANNOUNCE FALL EUROPEAN TOUR

Great Lake Swimmers will be returning to Europe in support of their newest release, A FOREST OF ARMS.
Details available at www.greatlakeswimmers.com/shows.

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:

Sep 10 – Brighton (UK) @ The Hope & Ruin
Sep 11 – London (UK) @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Sep 13 – Winchester (UK) @ Railway
Sep 14 – Manchester (UK) @ The Deaf Institute
Sep 15 – Dublin (EIR) @ Button Factory
Sep 16 – Leeds (UK) @ The Brudenell Social Club
Sep 17 – Glasgow (UK) @ Broadcast
Sep 19 – Leffinge (B) @ Leffingeleuren
Sep 20 – Tilburg (NL) @ Incubate Theaters
Sep 21 – Münster (D) @ Museum
Sep 22 – Nijmegen (NL) @ Doornroosje
Sep 23 – Groningen (NL) @ Vera
Sep 24 – Hamburg (D) @ Reeperbahn Festival
Sep 26 – Copenhagen (DK) @ Vega
Sep 27 – Lund (S) @ Mejeriet
Sep 28 – Stockholm (S) @ Nalen
Sep 29 – Oslo (N) @ John Dee
Sep 30 – Gothenburg (S) @ Pustervik
Oct 02 – Berlin (D) – tbc
Oct 03 – Vienna (A) @ Chelsea
Oct 04 – Munich (D) @ Schreinerei
Oct 05 – Zurich (CH) @ Bogen F
Oct 06 – Mulhouse (F) @ Noumatrouff
Oct 07 – Lille (F) @ La Péniche
Oct 08 – Paris (F) @ Pop Up du Label

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GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS ANNOUNCE SUMMER DATES

Great Lake Swimmers are happy to announce their upcoming Summer schedule:

July 24-26 – Guelph ON @ Hillside Festival http://hillsidefestival.ca/

Aug 1 – Parry Sound ON @ Turtle Music Festival http://www.turtlemusicfestival.com/

Aug 7 – Port Stanley ON @ Port Stanley Harbourfest http://www.portstanleyharbourfest.ca/

Aug 8-9 – Goderich ON @ Goderich Celtic Roots Festival http://www.celticfestival.ca

Aug 17 – Stratford ON @ Stratford Summer Music https://stratfordsummermusic.ca/artist.php?id=126

Aug 21 – Gravenhurst ON @ Peter’s Players http://www.petersplayers.com/great-lake-swimmers-2/

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GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS ANNOUNCE MORE U.S. DATES

As Great Lake Swimmers return to the U.S. for a run of dates in the North East, they have announced some more shows to their upcoming June tour. Visit our SHOWS tab for more details and tickets.

Just added:
June 14 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
June 18 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
June 22 – Ames, IA @ Bluestem Ames
June 23 – Evanston, IL @ Space
June 26 – New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom

Complete U.S. Tour Dates:
April 29 – Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen
April 30 – Northampton, MA @ The Parlour
May 01 – Portsmouth, NH @ The Music Hall
May 02 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
May 03 – Hudson, NY @ Club Helsinki
May 04 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
May 07 – Washington, DC @ Rock n’ Roll Hotel
May 08 – Carrboro, NC @ The Arts Centre
May 09 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
May 10 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
May 12 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi
May 13 – Newport, KY @ The Southgate House Revival
May 14 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
May 15 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Lounge
May 16 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall
June 5 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
June 6 – Bellingham, WA @ Green Frog
June 7 – Portland, OR @ The Alberta Rose Theatre
June 8 – Eugene, OR @ Cozmic
June 10 – San Francisco @ The Chapel
June 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
June 13 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Valley Bar
June 14 – Tucson AZ @ Club Congress
June 16 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
June 17 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
June 18 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s
June 19 – Birmingham, AL @ WorkPlay
June 20 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
June 21 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
June 22 – Ames, IA @ Bluestem Ames
June 23 – Evanston, IL @ Space
June 24 – Chicago, IL @ The Double Door
June 25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Club Café
June 26 – New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom

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A FOREST OF ARMS DEBUT STREAM & MORE U.S. TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Listen to the debut stream of A FOREST OF ARMS on The Wall Street Journal here

or Exclaim! here 

The album will be officially released next Tuesday, April 21st by Nettwerk.  Pre-order the album at iTunes or Amazon now, or pick up at your favorite record store next week!

Great Lake Swimmers have also added more U.S. tour dates for June 2015. Check out the complete list:

June 5 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
June 6 – Bellingham, WA @ Green Frog
June 7 – Portland, OR @ The Alberta Rose Theatre
June 8 – Eugene, OR @ Cozmic
June 10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
June 12 – Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour
June 13 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Valley Bar
June 16 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
June 17 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
June 19 – Birmingham, AL @ WorkPlay
June 20 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
June 21 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
June 23 – Evanston, IL @ Space
June 24 – Chicago, IL @ The Double Door
June 25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Club Café