NEWS: Great Lake Swimmers Unveil Upcoming National Radio Performances On CBC In Advance Of "New Wild Everywhere" Release Date

Great Lake Swimmers to Debut New Songs Live on Both CBC Radio One's Q with
Jian Ghomeshi and CBC Radio 2’s Drive As Well As Perform Their Entire New Album Live at CBC Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio

February 23 – On March 8, Great Lake Swimmers will debut brand new songs from their upcoming album “New Wild Everywhere” in front of a live audience at The Grand Theatre in London, Ontario for CBC Q. Their performance will be broadcast the following morning March 9 on Q with Jian Ghomeshi on CBC Radio One along with a feature interview. In mid-March the band will play a live stripped down set on CBC Radio 2’s Drive with Rich Terfry and on March 20 Great Lake Swimmers will unveil their entire new album live with a very special show from The Glenn Gould Studio at CBC Toronto hosted by Craig Norris. The entire concert will broadcast live on CBC Radio 3 and will be broadcast again on Canada Live at a later date. Video footage from the performance will be available on CBC Music – CBC’s newly-launched digital music service – at cbcmusic.ca  in the days leading up to the April 3rd release of “New Wild Everywhere
Tickets for the Glenn Gould show on March 20 will be available at HMV with pre-order of the new album at any Greater Toronto retail location across Canada beginning March 5.

The first single, “Easy Come, Easy Go” from the upcoming album has already cracked the top 10 on CBC Radio 3 and has caused CBC Radio3 host Grant Lawrence to proclaim "The best Great Lake Swimmers song ever? Maybe!” Scene1425.com on the other hand recently premiered the new song Les Champs De Progéniture. (http://bit.ly/xTLTJp) Sung entirely in French, the song will appear on the band’s upcoming album New Wild Everywhere.

Listen to “Easy Come, Easy Go” & “Les Champs De Progéniture” here:http://bit.ly/wRd1F1

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 (www.greatlakeswimmers.com) and general on-sale has already begunSee below for a full list of tour dates.

Produced by long-time Great Lake Swimmers collaborator Andy Magoffin in Toronto’s Revolution Recording StudioNew 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

Tues, April 10                          Middleburg, NL @ De Spot
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

All Europe tour dates with BARZIN supporting

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
Tue, May 8                               Lethbridge, AB @ The Southminster United Church
Wed May 9                               Nelson, BC @ The Royal at Baker
 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)

All North American tour dates with Cold Specks supporting (*except Montreal)

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