Great Lake Swimmers Announce September/October Dates; Hometown Toronto Show On August 18 With Blue Rodeo!

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.

“It's as outreaching as we've heard yet from GLS, and an indication that the sky is still Dekker's limit...” -- The Globe & Mail

"New Wild Everywhere's strengths -- catchy melodies and soothing vocals -- both calm and entice." -– Magnet

“The result is a poppy, polished, triumphant record.” -- NOW magazine

“An incredible new album: 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

“Dekker's new songs remain artfully enigmatic and haunting” -- exclaim!

Great Lake Swimmers Tour Dates

Aug 18 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheater (Opening for Blue Rodeo)

Sept 5 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club with Patrick Watson
Sept 6 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live with Patrick Watson
Sept 7 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom with Patrick Watson

Sept 8/Sept 9 - Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Folk Festival
Sept 13 - St. Catherines, ON @ Sean O’Sullivan Theatre w/ Daniel Romano
Sept 15 – Hamilton, ON @ James Street North SuperCrawl
Sept 20 – London, ON @ Aeolian Hall w/ The Kindness Killers
Sept 21 – Meaford, ON @ Meaford Hall
Sept 22 – Kingston, ON @ Chalmers United w/ The Kindness Killers
Sept 27 - Halifax, NS @ Spatz Theatre w/ Julie Dorion
Sept 28 - Fredericton, NB @ Wilmont United Church w/ Julie Dorion
Sept 29 - St. John’s, NL @ Cochrane Street United Church w/ Mathias Kom

Oct 02 - Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
Oct 03 - S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Oct 04 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
Oct 05 - Northampton, MA @ The Iron Horse
Oct 06 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt





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