Great Lake Swimmers Announce Canadian Summer Tour Dates
Great Lake Swimmers have announced summer tour dates in Canada, which includes festival stops in Ontario and Alberta. The band recently received a "Roots & Traditional Album of the Year" JUNO 2013 nomination for their acclaimed 2012 release, New Wild Everywhere. All tour dates are listed below.
As well, Great Lake Swimmers front-man Tony Dekker will be going with WWF-Canada (World Wildlife Fund) on a trip this September to the Great Bear region on the north coast of British Columbia. The Great Bear is a Canadian ecological treasure, one of the richest and most spectacular ecosystems on earth and home to the rare white Spirit Bear. For the past year, it has been at the centre of a high profile national debate about the Northern Gateway Project that proposes to build twin oil pipelines from Alberta through the Great Bear, and transport oil across B.C. coastal waters. Tony Dekker is a WWF supporter and advocates for the protection of the region as a Canadian for the Great Bear.
New Wild Everywhere Media Reaction
“New Wild Everywhere is a treat of melodic proportions.” -- Paste Magazine
“The result is a poppy, polished, triumphant record.” -- NOW magazine
“An incredible new album: This is another great notch on the belt of a band that has consistently put forth great music since their first release nearly a decade ago, and they show no signs of slowing down.”
-- Northern Transmissions
“Dekker's new songs remain artfully enigmatic and haunting” -- Exclaim!
Great Lake Swimmers Summer Tour Dates:
June 6 - Bayfield, ON @ Old Town Hall
June 7 – Bayfield, ON @ Old Town Hall
June 14 – Brockville, ON @ Brockville Arts Centre (TALL SHIPS 1812 Festival)
June 15 – Kingston, ON @ The Island Queen
June 22 – Ottawa, ON @ Dragon Boat Festival
July 19 – London, ON @ Home County Festival
July 20 – London, ON @ Home County Festival
August 3 – Canmore, AB @ Canmore Folk Festival
August 4 – Canmore, AB @ Canmore Folk Festival
August 5 – Canmore, AB @ Canmore Folk Festival
August 11 – Kitchener, ON @ Kitchener Blues Festival
August 17 – Port Dover, ON @ Silver Lake Roots Music Festival
August 31 – Niagara On The Lake, ON @ Jackson - Triggs Amphitheatre
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