Great Lake Swimmers U.S. Tour Starts Today; Watch The New Video Now

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WHAT THE PRESS ARE SAYING:

“’Don’t Leave Me Hanging’ is gorgeous—simple and direct.” – Pitchfork

"A Forest of Arms is arguably one of the most dynamic and focused Great Lake Swimmers records to date." - CBC Music

“Toronto quintet’s latest offering is packed with echoing vocals, soaring strings, and plenty of resounding acoustic guitar, double bass, and banjo.” – Consequence Of Sound

“They create a place where folk-rock meets country and bluegrass, and converge into a soothing, atmospheric lushness.” – Blurt

"Sonically, the album carries on the Great Lake Swimmer's cherished blend of folk and orchestral indie pop… the group play with percussion patterns, piano and string arrangements to keep the listener interested." - Exclaim!

“The soundscapes created by Toronto’s Great Lake Swimmers are nothing if not panoramic... So lush is their sound at times, it’s easy to forget that the primary lead instruments are acoustic... A solid album with a number of beguiling songs and a lot of spirit...” – PopMatters

“Featuring impossibly beautiful arrangements, frontman Tony Dekker and company have crafted a dynamic and inimitable listening experience with the new record.” - Diffuser.fm

“A Forest of Arms seamlessly creates sonic textures that inspire nature walks and drives across empty highways…” - Flood Magazine

"…Great Lake Swimmers have evolved into one of the country's finest roots bands…" - Post City

As with past albums, Great Lake Swimmers recorded A Forest Of Arms in numerous untraditional locations over the span of several months, covering extensive new territory while remaining true to the group’s refined sound. The album was recorded and engineered by their long time live sound technician Justin Shane Nace and was mixed by the talented Howie Beck (Feist).

Great Lake Swimmers consists of Tony Dekker on lead vocals and guitar, long time guitarist and banjo player Erik Arnesen, Miranda Mulholland on violin and backing vocals, Bret Higgins on upright bass and newcomer Joshua Van Tassel.

Great Lake Swimmers
North American Tour Dates:

April 29 - Burlington VT @ Signal Kitchen
April 30 - Northampton MA @ The Parlour
May 01 - Portsmouth NH @ The Music Hall
May 02 - Boston MA @ The Sinclair
May 04 - New York NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
May 06 - Philadelphia PA @ Johnny Brenda's
May 07 - Washington DC @ Rock n’ Roll Hotel
May 08 - Carrboro NC @ The Arts Centre
May 09 - Asheville NC @ The Grey Eagle
May 10 - Louisville KY @ Zanzabar
May 12 - Indianapolis IN @ The Hi-Fi
May 13 - Newport KY @ The Southgate House Revival
May 14 - Cleveland OH @ Beachland Tavern
May 15 - Detroit MI @ The Majestic Lounge
May 16 - Buffalo NY @ Tralf Music Hall
May 22 – Sault Ste. Marie ON @ Loplops
May 23 - Thunder Bay ON @ Crocks
May 25 – Winnipeg MB @ West End Cultural Centre
May 26 – Regina SK @ The Exchange
May 27 – Saskatoon SK @ Broadway Theatre
May 29 – Edmonton AB @ Royal Albert Museum Theatre
May 30 – Calgary AB @ Central United Church
May 31 – Cranbrook BC @ The Key City Theatre
June 1 – Nelson BC @ Civic Theatre
June 3 – Victoria BC @ Alix Goolden Hall
June 4 – Vancouver BC @ Vogue Theatre
June 5 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
June 6 - Bellingham, WA @ Green Frog
June 7 - Portland, OR @ The Alberta Rose Theatre
June 8 - Eugene, OR @ Cozmic
June 10 - San Francisco @ The Chapel
June 12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour
June 13 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Valley Bar
June 14 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
June 16 - Austin, TX @ The Parish
June 17 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
June 18 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
June 19 - Birmingham, AL @ WorkPlay
June 20 - Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
June 21 - St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
June 23 - Evanston, IL @ Space
June 24 - Chicago, IL @ The Double Door
June 25 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Club Café
July 24-27 - Guelph ON @ Hillside Festival
Aug 1 - Parry Sound ON @ Turtle Music Festival
Aug 7-9 - Goderich ON @ Goderich Celtic Roots Festival
Aug 17 - Stratford ON @ Stratford Summer Music
Aug 21 - Gravenhurst ON @ Peter's Players

Press contact: 

Claire Julian | cjulian@nettwerk.com