Great Lake Swimmers return home after a successful 50+ date international tour in support of New Wild Everywhere and are getting ready to hit the Canadian road once again in September after heading to the States for dates supporting Patrick Watson. All dates are listed below.
Great Lake Swimmers performed at CBC Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio and in front of the Beluga Whales at The Vancouver Aquarium in the weeks leading up to the April 4th release of New Wild Everywhere. They then celebrated a career high soundscan (#33) on the top albums chart, became X3 Artists Of The Month, saw two of their songs hit # 1 on CBC Radio 3, spent 4 weeks at # 1 on !earshot’s national roots music chart, released two videos and hit the road. By the time the band came home to Toronto for their sold out show at The Music Hall in early June, they had played over 40 shows across Europe and North America. Great Lake Swimmers then lit out for the summer music festival road for another dozens shows. They return home again on August 18 to perform at The Molson Canadian Amphitheater with Blue Rodeo before heading out for another round of North American dates in September and October.
New Wild Everywhere Media Reaction
“New Wild Everywhere is a treat of melodic proportions.” -- Paste Magazine
"New Wild Everywhere conveys a new maturity for the GLS, showcasing the assembled talents of the members, and highlights promises of even better things to come in their future. -- Blurt Magazine
“The Canadians’ fifth set tweaks their established formula with splendid results...gorgeous and rewarding...” -- BBC
Keep reading for more media reactions and tour dates.
"Toronto folk rockers Great Lake Swimmers’ most recent album, New Wild Everywhere, is their most lushly produced yet, and they pulled out all the stops to reproduce its dense layers and textures..." -- live review of June 2 Toronto show from Now Magazine
Great Lake Swimmers, who just wrapped an initial 24-date North American tour with a sold-out show in their home city of Toronto, will head back out on the road again starting June 20th in support of their latest album, New Wild Everywhere. The upcoming leg of dates includes headline shows, festival appearances and a support slot opening for Blue Rodeo at Toronto's Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 18.
Great Lake Swimmers on tour this summer:
Wed, June 20 Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
Thur, June 21 Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
Fri, June 22 Pittsburgh, PA @ Schenley Plaza (WYEPs 15th Annual Summer Music Fest)
Sat, June 23 Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
Sun, July 1 Bialystok, Poland @ Halfway Music Festival
Wed, July 11 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Theatre (Quebec City Int’l Summer Festival)
Fri, July 20 Brandon, MB @ Brandon Folk Festival
Fri, July 27 – Sun, July 29 Guelph, ON @ Hillside Festival
Wed, Aug 1 Hudson, NY @ Club Helsinki
Thur, Aug 2 Baltimore, MD @ Mt. Vernon Park (WTMD First Thursday Concerts in the Park)
Sat, Aug 18 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheater (*opening for Blue Rodeo)Sat, Sept 8 – Sun, Sept 9 Ottawa, ON @ Hog’s Back Park (Ottawa Folk Festival)
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