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

GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS DEBUT NEW SONG & ANNOUNCE U.S. TOUR DATES

Guitar World’s Acoustic Nation premieres “I Must Have Someone Else’s Blues” a new song from the album A FOREST OF ARMS to be released April 21st on Nettwerk.  Listen here

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Cover Artwork: Katie Umhoefer

Here is the band’s first leg of their upcoming U.S. tour this spring:

April 29 – Burlington VT @ Signal Kitchen
April 30 – Northampton MA @ The Parlour
May 01 – Portsmouth NH @ The Music Hall
May 02 – Boston MA @ The Sinclair
May 03 – Hudson NY @ Helsinki Hudson
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

GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS ADD MORE CANADIAN DATES

Great Lake Swimmers have just added tour dates to their Canadian 2015 tour:

May 22 – Sault Ste. Marie ON @ Loplops
May 23 – Thunder Bay ON @ Crocks
May 26 – Regina SK @ The Exchange
May 31 – Cranbrook BC @ The Key City Theatre

Here is a full list of their Canadian Spring 2015 tour dates so far:

April 15 – London ON @ Aeolian Performing Arts
April 16 – London ON @ Aeolian Performing Arts
April 17 – Wakefield QC @ The Black Sheep Inn
April 18 – Wakefield QC @ The Black Sheep Inn
Apr 23 – Toronto ON @ Randolph Theatre
Apr 24 – Toronto ON @ Randolph Theatre
May 22 – Sault Ste. Marie ON @ Loplops
May 23 – Thunder Bay ON @ Crocks *
May 25 – Winnipeg MB @ West End Cultural Centre *
May 26 – Regina SK @ The Exchange *
May 27 – Saskatoon SK @ Broadway Theatre *
May 29 – Edmonton AB @ Royal Albert Museum Theatre *
May 30 – Calgary AB @ Central United Church *
May 31 – Cranbrook BC @ The Key City Theatre *
June 1 – Nelson BC @ Civic Theatre *
June 3 – Victoria BC @ Alix Goolden Hall *
June 4 – Vancouver BC @ Vogue Theatre *

* with support The Weather Station

Photo by: Marina Manushenko

Photo by: Marina Manushenko

CBC Music – First Play Live Concert – Great Lake Swimmers Announced

CBC Music will be holding a very special First Play Live concert of Great Lake Swimmers on Wednesday, March 11 at Studio 11 at CBC Headquarters in Toronto.

RSVP by Monday March 9, 2015 at 12:00pm EST to greatlakeswimmers@nettwerk.com for a chance at being one of the first to hear the music off the upcoming new album A Forest Of Arms

Capacity is very limited so it’s first come first serve with the first 50 people at the door (25 John Street entrance) that will receive seating for this exclusive event.

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GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS AND SONGKICK ANNOUNCE ADVANCE TICKET SPECIAL PRE-SALE

Great Lake Swimmers and Songkick bring you this advance ticket special pre-sale for their upcoming Canadian album release dates:

https://songkick.com/artists/207192-great-lake-swimmers/

Tickets are on sale now for a limited time – be the first to get GLS tickets for the spring tour before they go on sale to the general public, by clicking the link above.

GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS’ PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “ZERO IN THE CITY” AND ANNOUNCE CANADIAN TOUR DATES

Great Lake Swimmers will release their sixth album, A Forest Of Arms, on April 21, 2015 via Nettwerk Records. With a surging rhythm section, razor sharp violin, and flourishing banjo and guitars, Tony Dekker and his band mates have created some of their most dynamic songs to date.

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As with past Great Lake Swimmers albums, A Forest Of Arms was recorded in several locations over the span of several months, covering extensive new territory while remaining true to the group’s refined sound. One of these unique and unusual locations was the Tyendinaga Cavern and Caves in Tyendinaga, Ontario. A number of the vocal and acoustic guitar tracks were recorded amid the haunting acoustics, stalactites, and circling bats in the caves. A Forest Of Arms was recorded and engineered by their long time live sound technician Justin Shane Nace and was mixed by the talented Howie Beck (Feist).

Great Lake Swimmers consists of Dekker on lead vocals and guitar, long time guitarist and banjo player Erik Arnesen, Miranda Mulholland on violin and backing vocals, Bret Higgins on upright bass and newcomer Joshua Van Tassel on drums. There are also several special guest appearances on the album by Kevin Kane (Grapes Of Wrath).

Exclaim has the streaming premiere of “Zero in the City” the first single. Listen to the track here: http://tinyurl.com/k93vmbm/

CANADIAN TOUR DATES:

4/15 / London, ON / The Aeolian – https://tickets.songkick.com/events/22837768/
4/16 / London, ON / The Aeolian – https://tickets.songkick.com/events/22837793/
4/17 / Wakefield, QC / The Black Sheep Inn – https://tickets.songkick.com/events/22837803/
4/18 / Wakefield, QC / The Black Sheep Inn – https://tickets.songkick.com/events/22837823/
4/23 / Toronto, ON / The Randolph Theatre – https://tickets.songkick.com/events/22837838/
4/24 / Toronto, ON / The Randolph Theatre – https://tickets.songkick.com/events/22837853/
5/25 / Winnipeg, MB / West End Cultural Centre –http://winnipegfolkfestival.ca/concerts-events#!programmation=event$great-lake-swimmers/1204/
5/27 / Saskatoon, SK / Broadway Theatre – https://tickets.songkick.com/events/22837858/
5/29 / Edmonton, AB / Royal Alta Museum Theatre – https://tickets.songkick.com/events/22837868/
5/30 / Calgary, AB / Central United Church – https://tickets.songkick.com/events/22834733/
6/1 / Nelson, BC / Civic Theatre – https://tickets.songkick.com/events/22837908/
6/3 / Victoria, BC / Alix Goolden Hall – https://tickets.songkick.com/events/22837918/
6/4 / Vancouver, BC / The Vogue Theatre – https://tickets.songkick.com/events/22837923/

The band will announce U.S. tour dates later this month and expect them to tour Europe in the early fall.