NEWS: Great Lake Swimmers Unveil New Song "Les Champs De Progéniture" & Prepare For First Date Of International Tour In Montreal

Great Lake Swimmers Unveil New Song "Les Champs De Progéniture"
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Great Lake Swimmers To Play Montreal On First Date Of International Tour In Support Of Forthcoming Studio Album New Wild Everywhere, Out April 3 premiered the new Great Lake Swimmers song Les Champs De Progéniture (
Sung entirely in French, the song will appear on the deluxe edition of the band’s upcoming album New Wild Everywhere.

In other news, Great Lake Swimmers are preparing to commence a 40 date international tour in Montreal on April 5 in  support of the April 3 release date of New Wild Everywhere, their fifth studio album and follow up to 2009’s Juno and Polaris-nominated album Lost Channels. Pre-sale packages are currently available on the band’s website ( and general on-sale has already begun. See below for a full list of tour dates.

Produced by long-time Great Lake Swimmers collaborator Andy Magoffin in Toronto’s Revolution Recording Studio, New Wild Everywhere captures all of the excitement and intuitive musicianship of a group at the peak of their creative powers, with 12 new tracks that reveal a depth and maturity only previously hinted at by lead singer and songwriter Tony Dekker. Featuring the touring band from Lost Channels (long-time collaborator Erik Arnesen on banjo and guitar, along with new addition Miranda Mulholland contributing backing vocals and violin, Bret Higgins on upright bass, and Lost Channels drummer Greg Millson), the album thematically picks up where the previous album left off, exploring transcendence in the natural world to describe the universal themes of love, mortality and escape.

Dekker has spent the last decade entrancing listeners with his unforgettable voice and compelling songwriting.  Great Lake Swimmers have long been a word-of-mouth favorite in their home country of Canada for whom critical mass was inevitable. They’ve been regarded as a national treasure by the CBC, with Lost Channels (2009) topping the charts at CBC Radio 3 and on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart.  In the U.S., Lost Channels debuted at #10 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and was a favorite among influential bloggers and NPR staff.  The band has received public endorsements by the likes of Feist, Robert Plant, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams and cyclist Lance Armstrong. The latter two have both raved about the band on their personal websites; the former have handpicked the band to open shows and whole tours. Josh Groban has been known to open his show with a Great Lake Swimmers cover, and the band has shared the stage with such varied artists as Calexico, Sarah Harmer, Bela Fleck & The Sparrow Quartet, Hayden, Goldfrapp, and Bill Callahan of Smog.

Great Lake Swimmers Tour Dates (Canadian Dates are in BOLD):

Wed, Mar 14 – Sat, Mar 17      Austin, TX @ SXSW (showcase information tba)

*Thur, April 5                        Montreal, QC @ L'Astral


Thur, April 12                          London, UK @ Cargo
Fri, April 13                             Birmingham, UK @ HMV Institute
Sat, April 14                            Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Insitute
Sun, April 15                           Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
Mon, April 16                          Brussels, BE @ Botanique
Tues, April 17                          Diksmuide, BE @ 4AD
Wed, April 18                          Ottersum, NL @ Roepaen
Thur, April 19                          Groningen, NL @ Vera
Fri, April 20                             Berlin, DE @ HBC
Sat, April 21                            Hamburg, DE @ Prinzenbar
Mon, April 23                          Basel, CH @ Sud
Wed, April 25                          Brest, FR @ Le Vauban
Thur, April 26                          Paris, FR @ Petit Bain
Fri, April 27                             Turnhout, BE @ Warande

With Cold Specks: 

Tue, May 1                              Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Wed, May 2                             Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Thur, May 3                             Minneapolis, MI @ Cedar Cultural Center
Fri, May 4                               Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
Sun, May 6                              Edmonton, AB @ McDougall United Church
Mon, May 7                            Calgary, AB @ Central United Church
Fri, May 11                             Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom
Sat, May 12                            Victoria, BC @ Alix Goolden Hall
Sun, May 13                            Seattle, WA @ The Tractor Tavern
Mon, May 14                           Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
Wed, May 16                           San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Fri, May 18                              Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
Sat, May 19                             Phoenix, AZ @ The Compound Grill
Sun, May 20                            Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Tue, May 22                            Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
Wed, May 23                           Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
Thur, May 24                           New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
Fri, May 25                              Atlanta, GA @ The Variety Playhouse
Sat, May 26                             Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
Sun, May 27                            Washington, DC @ The Rock ‘N Roll Hotel
Mon, May 28                           Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Wed, May 30                           New York, NY @  The Bowery Ballroom
Thur, May 31                           Boston, MA @ The Middle East
Sat, June 2                              Toronto, ON @ The Music Hall (formerly Danforth Music Hall)

*Cold Specks will not appear on this date.


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