TONY DEKKER – SOLO SHOWS IN FEBRUARY ANNOUNCED!

As part of the INSIDE THE MUSIC series sponsored by Napoleon Home Comfort, Tony Dekker of heralded folk band Great Lake Swimmers will be making a few special solo appearances this February.

Thu Feb 21 – Barrie ON @ Mady Centre for the Performing Arts
Fri Feb 22 – Collingwood ON @ Gayety Theatre

Advance tickets on sale now, check the SHOWS tab for more details.

GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS RETURN TO EUROPE – ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER TOUR DATES!

Great Lake Swimmers will be back in Europe this November to continue to promote their April released full length “NEW WILD EVERYWHERE”.

Fellow Canadian band Dusted, Brian Brocherdt of Holy Fuck’s new outfit, is confirmed support for the whole tour.

GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS – EUROPE TOUR DATES with Dusted

Nov 15 – Dresden (D) @ Beatpol
Nov 16 – Berlin (D) @ Bi Nuu
Nov 17 – Copenhagen (DK) @ KB18
Nov 18 – Stockholm (S) @ Debaser
Nov 19 – Oslo (N) @ Blaa Oslo
Nov 21 – Aarhus (DK) @ Voxhall
Nov 22 – Hamburg (D) @ Molotow
Nov 23 – Göttingen (D) @ Apex
Nov 24 – Nijmegen (NL) @ Merleyn
Nov 25 – Haarlem (NL) @ Patronaat
Nov 26 – Bush Hall – London (UK)
Nov 28 – Dublin (EIR) @ Button Factory (+ Shearwater)
Nov 29 – Glasgow (UK) @ The Broadcast
Nov 30 – Manchester (UK) @ Night & Day
Dec 01 – Bristol (UK) @ Start The Bus
Dec 02 – Brussels (B) @ Botanique ‘Autumn Falls Festival’
Dec 03 – Köln (D) @ Blue Shell
Dec 06 – Barcelona (ES) @ Primavera Club

For more details please visit: http://www.toutpartout.be/Artists/Great_Lake_Swimmers

Great Lake Swimmers Announce More U.S. Tour Dates

Great Lake Swimmers have announced additional east coast dates in the U.S. in August, September and October. The band has been on the road for most of 2012 in support of their fifth studio album, New Wild Everywhere, which Paste Magazine called “a treat of melodic proportions.” In addition to the newly added dates, Great Lake Swimmers are currently touring across Canada playing various festival and headline shows. All tour dates are listed below.

Newly added U.S. dates:
Wed, Aug 1 Hudson, NY @ Helsinki Hudson
Thu, Aug 2 Baltimore, MD @ West Mount Vernon Park (WTMD “First Thursday” Concert Series)
Wed, Sep 5 Washington, DC @ 930 Club with Patrick Watson
Thu, Sep 6 Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live with Patrick Watson
Fri, Sep 7 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom with Patrick Watson
Tue, Oct 2 Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square with Snowblink
Wed, Oct 3 S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground with Snowblink
Thu, Oct 4 Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House with Snowblink
Fri, Oct 5 Northampton, MA @ The Iron Horse with Snowblink
Sat, Oct 6 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt with Snowblink

Keep reading for all tour dates…

Great Lake Swimmers – All Tour Dates:
Fri, July 20 Brandon, MB @ Brandon Folk, Music & Arts Festival
Fri, July 27 – Sun, July 29 Guelph, ON @ Hillside Music Festival
Wed, Aug 1 Hudson, NY @ Helsinki Hudson
Thu, Aug 2 Baltimore, MD @ West Mount Vernon Park (WTMD “First Thursday” Concert Series)
Sat, Aug 4 Vancouver, BC @ SHOREfest – The Celebration of Light
Sun, Aug 5 Whistler BC @ Whistler Olympic Plaza
Sat, Aug 18 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheater (Opening for Blue Rodeo)
Wed, Sep 5 Washington, DC @ 930 Club with Patrick Watson
Thu, Sep 6 Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live with Patrick Watson
Fri, Sep 7 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom with Patrick Watson
Sat, Sept 8 – Sun, Sept 9 Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Folk Festival
Thu, Sep 13 St. Catherines ON @ Sean O’Sullivan Theatre
Sat. Sep 15 Hamilton ON@ James Street North SuperCrawl
Thu, Sep 20 London ON @ Aeolian Hall
Fri, Sep 21 Meaford ON @ Meaford Hall
Sat, Sep 22 Kingston ON @ Chalmers United
Thu, Sept 27 Halifax, NS @ Spatz Theatre
Fri, Sept 28 Fredericton, NB @ Wilmont United Church
Sun, Sept 29 St. John’s, NL @ Cochrane Street United Church
Tues, Oct 2 Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
Wed, Oct 3 S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Thu, Oct 4 Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
Fri, Oct 5 Northampton, MA @ The Iron Horse
Sat, Oct 6 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt

GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS ANNOUNCE MORE CANADIAN & U.S. TOUR DATES FOR AUGUST & SEPTEMBER

Great Lake Swimmers continue to promote their newest album release “New Wild Everywhere” with more tour dates in August and September.

Aug 04 – Vancover BC @ SHOREfest – The Celebration Of Light – FREE EVENT – All Ages
Aug 05 – Whistler BC @ Whistler Olympic Plaza – FREE EVENT – All Ages www.whistler.com/olympic_plaza/
Sep 13 – St. Catharines ON @ Sean O’Sullivan Theatre – FREE EVENT – All Ages www.arts.brocku.ca
Sep 15 – Hamilton ON@ James Street North SuperCrawl – FREE EVENT – All Ages www.supercrawl.ca
Sep 20 – London ON @ The Aeolian Hall – All Ages www.aeolianhall.ca
Sep 21 – Meaford ON @ Meaford Hall – All Ages www.meafordhall.ca
Sep 22 – Kingston ON @ Chalmers United Church – All Ages www.ticketscene.ca/events/6718
Sep 27 – Halifax NS @ Spatz Theatre – All Ages www.etixnow.com/events/great-lake-swimmers-sep-27
Sep 28 – Frederiction NB @ Wilmot United Church – All Ages www.etixnow.com/events/great-lake-swimmers-sep-28
Sep 29 – St. John’s NL @ Cochrane Street United Church – All Ages www.mightypop.ca

GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS INCLUDED ON THE 2012 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE LONG LIST

Great Lake Swimmers are proud to have their new album, “New Wild Everywhere” , included on the 2012 Polaris Long List.

Announced early today in Vancouver, the long list finds the Swimmers in quite amazing company;

Artist – Album
A Tribe Called Red – A Tribe Called Red
Marie-Pierre Arthur – Aux alentours
Rich Aucoin – We’re All Dying To Live
Avec pas d’casque – Astronomie
Azari & III – Azari & III
Bahamas – Barchords
The Barr Brothers – The Barr Brothers
Blackie And The Rodeo Kings – Kings And Queens
Cadence Weapon – Hope In Dirt City
Kathryn Calder – Bright And Vivid
Cannon Bros – Firecracker / Cloudglow
Coeur de pirate – Blonde
Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
Cold Specks – I Predict A Graceful Expulsion
Rose Cousins – We Have Made A Spark
Mark Davis – Eliminate The Toxins
Drake – Take Care
Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur
Feist – Metals
Fucked Up – David Comes To Life
Grimes – Visions
Handsome Furs – Sound Kapital
Japandroids – Celebration Rock
Dan Mangan – Oh Fortune
Mares Of Thrace – The Pilgrimage
Ariane Moffatt – MA
Lindi Ortega – Little Red Boots
Parlovr – Kook Soul
Sandro Perri – Impossible Spaces
Joel Plaskett Emergency – Scrappy Happiness
PS I Love You – Death Dreams
John K. Samson – Provincial
Shooting Guns – Born To Deal In Magic: 1952-1976
The Slakadeliqs – The Other Side of Tomorrow
Patrick Watson – Adventures In Your Own Backyard
Bry Webb – Provider
The Weeknd – Echoes of Silence
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan – YT//ST
Yukon Blonde – Tiger Talk

The Short List, comprised of the top 10 albums, will be announced in Toronto on July 17th.
For more information on the Polaris Music Prize: www.polarismusicprize.ca
Good luck to all our fellow artists!