We’re very excited to announce new European tour dates in April 2020. Great Lake Swimmers’ Tony Dekker will be hitting the road in Europe to play songs from the recently released “The Waves, The Wake (Acoustic),” the solo record “Prayer Of The Woods,” new songs, and solo iterations from the Great Lake Swimmers catalogue. Joining him on the tour will be Liz Hysen of Toronto band Picastro. Dekker provides vocal support on the latest Picastro release, “Exit.”

In addition, a Great Lake Swimmers/Picastro split 7” record of exclusive new material will be released leading up to the tour. “Getting To The Heart Of It” and “Where Are You” + “Thursday” will be a limited physical release on translucent purple vinyl and available at the shows.

European Tour 2020:
April 1, 2020: Brighton UK @ The Brunswick https://oneinchbadge.seetickets.com/event/great-lake-swimmers-picastro/the-brunswick/1495917
April 2, 2020: Exeter UK @ Cavern Club www.wegottickets.com/event/497000/
April 3, 2020: London UK @ St Pancras Old Church https://birdonthewire.seetickets.com/go/greatlakeswimmersstpancrasoldchurch
April 5, 2020: Edinburgh UK @ Sneaky Pete’s https://sneakypetes.seetickets.com/event/great-lake-swimmers-solo-/sneaky-pete-s/1495186
April 6, 2020: Newcastle UK @ The Cluny https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/great-lake-swimmers-solo-the-cluny-tickets/10415315
April 8, 2020: Amsterdam NL @ Q Factory https://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/255705?brand=nl_qfactory
April 9, 2020: Utrecht NL @ dB’s https://dbs.stager.nl/web/tickets/410172
April 15, 2020: Graz AU @ Guest Room https://ntry.at/greatlakeswimmersgraz
April 19, 2020: Budapest HU @ Akvarium Klub
More dates TBA
[Have an idea, or want us to play in your town? Send us a note: greatlakeswimmers@gmail.com]

Tony Dekker Photo by Ed Ng

Upcoming Canadian Tour Dates: Thanks to all who made our sold out, home-town Toronto show at the newly re-opened Paradise Theatre an evening to remember. There are still a few tickets left for our remaining full band Canadian tour dates, including shows in London, Calgary, and Edmonton.

Canadian Tour Dates:
February 20: London ON @ Aeolian Hall https://tinyurl.com/r2amdzz
February 27: Whitehorse YT @ Yukon Arts Centre – SOLD OUT
February 28: Calgary AB @ Webber Academy for Stampede City Sessions (Live taping) https://www.showpass.com/greatlakeswimmers/
February 29: Edmonton AB @ Station On Jasper
https://www.showpass.com/great-lake-swimmers/

Tony Dekker at Hillside Inside 2020
Coming up on Feb. 9, 2020, Tony Dekker will be making a special solo appearance as part of Hillside Inside’s “Lit Music Brunch” series in Guelph, Ontario. Co-presented by the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival, the morning event will feature a solo acoustic performance following a reading from “To the River: Losing My Brother” by author Don Gillmor. Limited space is available by contacting Mijiidaa in downtown Guelph.
https://www.facebook.com/hillsidefestivalguelph/

Great Lake Swimmers Shop Additions
Recently added to our online shop is Tony Dekker’s 2013 solo LP, “Prayer Of The Woods.” Take another listen to a record that is described as “Folk music that sounds like it was recorded on the periphery between the living room and the surrounding woodland … a humble and traditional folk work, focusing on lyrical analogies and aphorisms” (Norman Records UK).

Vinyl copies of the most recent release, “The Waves, The Wake (Acoustic)” are also available exclusively through this site: http://www.greatlakeswimmers.com/shop/

Video for “The Real Work”
Lastly, in case you missed it, below is a live solo acoustic video for “The Real Work” filmed near Sleeping Giant Provincial Park this past summer by Adam CK Vollick, with audio engineered by Joe Lapinski. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iip7Wg6T6gU