Great Big Sea resume North American Tour this August

Music News | Jun 15th, 2009

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Platinum-selling Canadian folk, rockers Great Big Sea will resume their North American tour on Tuesday, August 19 in Hyannis, Mass. Alan Doyle will be back with the band as he returns from the UK after filming scenes in the new Ridley Scott/Russell Crowe ‘Robin Hood’ film. In 2008, the band released Fortune’s Favour a collection of songs “tethered to the band’s musical past” with some traditional instrumentation (pennywhistle, banjo) but with “a great big (no pun) rock ‘n’ roll feel.” (- Pittsburgh Tribune Review)

Born and raised in ‘the far east of the western world,’ GBS have toured internationally, while wearing their hometown of St. John’s, Newfoundland, on their sleeve. A favorite among fans and media, the band has steadily built a devoted following over the course of their 15-year career and once again plan an extensive tour in support of the new cd.

Produced by Hawksley Workman, “Fortune’s Favour,” the band’s tenth release, sees them boldly embracing new sounds and new ideas, fearlessly pushing boundaries of their own art and music. In their lifelong quest to blend the traditional music of Newfoundland with their own pop explorations, “Fortune’s Favour,” reaches a new benchmark.

Great Big Sea will embark on their North American tour on August 19 in Hyannis, Massachusetts and continue through November.

August 19 Hyannis, Ma Cape Code Melody Tent
August 20 Cohasset, Ma South Shore Music Circus
August 21 Vienna, Va The Filene Center
August 22 Toronto, On Molson Amphitheater
September 4 Clayton, Ny Clayton Opera House
September 5 Buffalo, Ny Buffalo Place Rocks The Harbor
September 6 Charlestown, Ri Rhythm & Roots Festival
September 11 Vancouver, Bc Malkin Bowl
September 12 Vancouver, Bc Malkin Bowl
October 1 Milwaukee, Wi Pabst Theater
October 2 Bloomington, Il Bloomington Center Perf Arts
October 3 Glen Ellyn, Il Mcaninch Arts Center
October 4 St. Louis, Mo The Pageant
October 5 Joplin, Mo Taylor Performing Arts Center
October 7 Louisville, Ky Bomhard Theater
October 8 Harrisburg, Pa Whitaker Center
October 9 Portsmouth, Nh The Music Hall
October 10 Tarrytown, Ny Tarrytown Music Hall
October 11 Westhampton, Ny Westhampton Beach P.A.C.

More to be announced…

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