Great Lake Swimmers Announce Spring Tour

January 10, 2017 BY Nettwerk

Canadian indie darlings Great Lake Swimmers are thrilled to announce new tour dates on the heels of a very busy 2016 and their latest EP, Swimming Away. After successful tours in Europe and Western Canada last year as a trio, the band will be taking their ‘Floating Through The Forest’ show to the East Coast of Canada and the Midwestern US this spring. The U.S. leg will begin on April 12th in Pittsburgh and will take the band through OhioMichiganWisconsin and Illinois before wrapping up in Fort Wayne, Indiana on April 23rd. A full list of North American dates can be found below.

Their latest full-length record, A Forest Of Arms, was released via Nettwerk in 2015 and was recorded and engineered by their long time live sound technician Justin Shane Nace and mixed by Howie Beck (Feist). As with past albums the band recorded in numerous untraditional locations over the span of several months. They also released the EP, Swimming Away, in March of 2016, which included two covers, a Tom Waits classic, “Innocent When You Dream” and the aching PJ Harvey song “The Desperate Kingdom Of Love.” It also featured two new songs, the starkly beautiful “Condition White,” which was commissioned for the series Torn From The Pages and is based on the novel Sleep by Nino Ricci, and finally the hypnotic title track “Swimming Away,” which is an unreleased outtake from A Forest Of Arms.

Listen to “Swimming Away” on Spotify:

Great Lake Swimmers (Trio) North American Tour Dates:
3/22                        Montreal, QC                     La Sala Rossa
3/23                        Quebec City, QC                L’Anti
3/24                        Fredericton NB                  The Capital
3/25                        St. John, NB                      Peppers Patio Pub on the Boardwalk
3/26                        Parkindale, NB                  Parkindale Hall
3/27                        Miramichi, NB                    Miramichi’s Home Concert Series
3/28                        Charlottetown, PE             Baba’s
3/30                        Riverport, NS                    Old Confidence Lodge
3/31                        Margaretsville, NS             Evergreen Theatre
4/1                          Halifax, NS                        Seahorse Tavern
4/12                        Pittsburgh, PA                   Club Cafe
4/13                        Cleveland, OH                   Beachland Tavern
4/14                        Ann Arbor, MI                    The Ark
4/15                        Boyne City, MI                   Freshwater Gallery
4/16                        Grand Rapids, MI              Founders Brewing
4/18                        Marquette, MI                    Ore Dock Brewing
4/19                        Hancock, MI                      Orpheum Theatre
4/21                        Milwaukee, WI                   Colectivo Coffee – Prospect Café
4/22                        Chicago, IL                        Hideout
4/23                        Fort Wayne, IN                  The Brass Rail