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Great Lake Swimmers tour in spring, goodies galore…

on January 29, 2009, 10:05am

While it shouldn’t come off as much of a surprise if you caught last month’s news about Toronto’s Great Lake Swimmers and their brand new studio album Lost Channels, set for release on March 31, the band has finally confirmed their upcoming spring tour.

The U.S. trek, which kick off on the west side in Seattle, Washington in early March before taking the band just about everywhere, including Canada, will showcase Great Lake Swimmers’ “new” sound (acquired from an enlightening discovery on their trip through the Thousand Islands). Based off the valostchannels icon Great Lake Swimmers tour in spring, goodies galore...riety showcase of artists who performed alongside Great Lake Swimmers last year, (Feist, Goldfrapp, Alison Krauss, Robert Plant and Bela Fleck & The Sparrow Quartet), one can only imagine what surprise Tony Dekker and his gang have in store for us this year.

Of course, long trips on the road is nothing new for the band. Dekker and Co. have already been hard at work this month touring at select venues with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and it looks like they’re off to a good start already! Unfortunately, Tweedy won’t be tagging along with Great Lake Swimmers past January, so hurry up and catch this phenomenal pair up while it lasts.

Great Lake Swimmers 2009 Tour Dates:
01/29 – Kalamazoo, MI @ The State Theatre *
01/30 – Indianapolis, IN @ Locals Only
01/31 – Urbana, IL @ Univ. of Illinois *
02/07 – Guelph, ON @ Hillside Inside
03/06 – Corner Brook, NL @ Black Thorn Stick Café
03/07 – St. John’s, NL @ The Ship Inn
03/08 – St. John’s, NL @ The Ship Inn
03/11 – Halifax, NS @ St. Matthews Church
03/12 – Fredericton, NB @ The Capital
03/14 – Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle
03/19 – Sudbury, ON @ The Townehouse
03/20 – Sault Ste Marie, ON @ Loplops
03/21 – Thunder Bay, ON @ The Study
03/23 – Winnipeg, MB @ Folk Exchange
03/24 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
03/25 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s
03/26 – Calgary, AB @ Grace Presbyterian Church
03/27 – Edmonton, AB @ McDougall United Church
03/29 – Vancouver, BC @ St. James Hall
03/30 – Vancouver, BC @ UBC’s Norm Theatre
03/31 – Seattle, WA @ The Tractor Tavern
04/01 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
04/03 – San Francisco, CA @ The Bottom of the Hill
04/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
04/05 – Tucson, AZ @ Plush
04/07 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs Bar-B-Q
04/08 – Denton, TX @ Hailey’s
04/10 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
04/11 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
04/13 – Charlottesville, VA @ Gravity Lounge
04/14 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
04/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
04/16 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
04/17 – New York City, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
04/18 – Cambridge, MA @ The Brattle Theater
04/20 – Newport, KY @ The Southgate House
04/21 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
04/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
04/23 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon

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