Great Lake Swimmers Announce Second Leg Of U.S. Tour; Listen To 'A Forest Of Arms' On WSJ Now

Great Lake Swimmers premiered their upcoming album, A Forest Of Arms, on the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy yesterday. The record, which will be released on April 21, is the group’s sixth album.

The Canadian folk outfit also announced a second leg of U.S. dates that will begin in June in the Pacific Northwest. The new run will bring the band down the West coast and across the Southern states before ending on the East coast. See below for the complete tour schedule.

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 on drums. There are also several special guest appearances on the album by Kevin Kane (Grapes Of Wrath).

A Forest Of Arms Track List:
1. Something Like A Storm
2. Zero In The City
3. Shaking All Over
4. Don’t Leave Me Hanging
5. One More Charge At The Red Cape
6. I Was A Wayward Pastel Bay
7. A Bird Flew Inside The House
8. A Jukebox In A Desert Of Snow
9. I Must Have Someone Else’s Blues
10. The Great Bear
11. With Every Departure
12. Expecting You

Tour Dates:
New dates marked with *
April 15 – London ON @ Aeolian Performing Arts
April 16 - London ON @ Aeolian Performing Arts
April 17 - Wakefield QC @ The Black Sheep Inn
April 18 - Wakefield QC @ The Black Sheep Inn
Apr 23 - Toronto ON @ Randolph Theatre
Apr 24 - Toronto ON @ Randolph Theatre
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 16 - Austin, TX @ The Parish *
June 17 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada *
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 *

Press contact: 

Claire Julian | cjulian@nettwerk.com