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’s Great Lake Swimmers recently paid a visit to Daytrotter and recorded six tracks from their fifth studio album, New Wild Everywhere. Daytrotter posted the special session; check it out HERE and stay tuned for more news from Great Lake Swimmers.
Toronto’s Great Lake Swimmers are celebrating the debut of their fifth studio album, New Wild Everywhere, on the charts with the release of a brand new video for the album’s title track. The video, set on Toronto Island, is directed by Adam Makarenko, who hand crafted a miniature city of Toronto and used CGI technology to add impressive visual effects that showed the city being brought to life and reclaimed by nature.
The band achieved a career-high Canadian SoundScan debut this week, landing at #33 on the Top Albums Overall Chart, #11 on the Alternative Albums Chart and #17 on the Digital Overall Albums Chart. In the U.S., New Wild Everywhere landed on the BillboardHeatseekers Chart at #16.
Great Lake Swimmers kick off the European leg of their major tour in London tonight before heading back to North America on May 1 for their first U.S. date in Chicago (with Cold Specks). A full list of tour dates is below.
In case you missed it, Great Lake Swimmers performed live from The Glenn Gould Theatre in Toronto last week to celebrate the impending release of their fifth studio album, New Wild Everywhere (out now). The concert was broadcast live on CBC Radio 3 on March 20th, and is now available for viewing on CBC Canada Live. Watch it above here.
The band's international tour in support of the release of New Wild Everywhere kicks off today in Montreal at L'Astral. See full list of dates below.
New Wild Everywhere Media Reaction:
“These are gentle transmissions from the eyes of life storms, to paraphrase Dekker, a songwriter who eases in and out of blue colours sublimely. It's as outreaching as we've heard yet from GLS, and an indication that the sky is still Dekker's limit. Another wonderful record…” --The Globe and Mail
"...their most mature and polished LP to date. Bouncing between draping strings and bluegrass fiddle, Dekker explores themes of love and change in his signature elemental style, and his choice of language lends a sense of timelessness to his songs." --Paste Magazine
“Dekker's new songs remain artfully enigmatic and haunting...” -- exclaim!
“Great Lake Swimmers, have graced us with an incredible new alb
um: 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
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