With festival season here, I’ve got my bags packed to hit the road with The Mellotones to take on the summer. After we’ve made our way into fall I’ll be making my first trip this year back to the UK and Europe. With stops in England, Scotland, Ireland, Holland and Germany I can’t wait to bring Weightless across the pond. . See the dates below. Come on out and bring a friend.
Tour dates below, tickets and info at stubbyfingers.ca/tour.
24 Sep – LONDON – The Islington
26 Sep – NEWCASTLE – Cluny 2
27 Sep – SHEFFIELD – Shakespeares
29 Sep – BALLYMORE EUSTACE (Co. Kildare) – Mick Murphy’s Bar
30 Sep – DUBLIN – JJ Smiths
01 Oct – BELFAST – The Errigle Inn
02 Oct – GLASGOW – The Admiral Bar @ Glasgow Americana 2014
03 Oct – LIVERPOOL – Johnny Blues Club @ Liverpool Marina
05 Oct – LEICESTER – The Musician
07 Oct – WESTWOUD – De Schalm
08 Oct – AMSTERDAM – North Sea Jazz Club
09 Oct – HAGUE – Musemix Concerts @ Soc. Engels
10 Oct – LEIDEN – Muziekhuis de Q-bus
11 Oct – BAKKEVEEN – Muziekpodium Bakkeveen
12 Oct – AALSMEER – De Oude Veiling
13 Oct – ROTTERDAM – Vreewijk Cultuur
17 Oct – OTTERSUM – Podium Roepaen
18 Oct – AMEN – Cafe de Amer
Matt stopped by the National Post office in Toronto to take part in their ‘Session’ series and perform a couple tunes. Listen to My Last Day below and check out Coal Mining Blues and a portion of the interview here.
On Friday May 30th, Matt stopped by CBC’s Q Studios for a performance and chat with host Jian Ghomeshi. Check out the video footage below and listen to the audio portion here.
“I can’t express the joy of standing in front of a sold out crowd for my debut at Massey Hall on Saturday night. Thank you all for making that happen! See you on the road!”
On February 4th, New Brunswick’s Matt Andersen released his 8th studio album, Weightless, via True North Records. The album was received with great praise and will see a CD release on April 1st and double LP release on Record Store Day (April 19th) in North America. Select dates with Jonny Long and Los Loney boys. Details here.
US Tour Dates:
4/21: New York, NY – BB Kings with Jonny Lang
4/22: New York, NY – BB Kings with Jonny Lang
4/24: San Francisco, CA – Biscuits and Blues
4/25: Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe
4/27: Sacramento, CA – Harlows
4/28: Chico, CA – Sierra Nevada Brewery
4/30: Eugene, OR – Cozmic
5/1: Seattle, WA – Casino with Los Lonely Boys
5/2: Boise, ID – The Crux
5/3: Salt Lake City, UT – State Room
5/6: Nashville, TN – Pilot Light
5/7: Nashville, TN – Music City Roots at the Loveless Cafe
5/8: Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads
5/9: Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club with Charlie Parr
5/10: Chicago, IL – Elbow Room
5/11: Louisville, KY – The New Vintage
5/13: Arlington, VA – Iota
5/15: Philadelphia, PA – Tin Angel
5/17: Providence, RI – Fete Lounge
5/20: Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Weightless has arrived. Get physical copies from True North Records, Amazon and digital copies from iTunes.
Check out the CBC Music sessions from Studio 211.
Weightless will be released one week from today on February 4th (pre-order here). The folks at CBC Music, Exclaim! and American Songwriter are allowing fans to listen to the album beforehand. Check it out below and see the tour page for the show schedule.
Stream Weightless on CBC: HERE
Stream Weightless on Exclaim!: HERE
Stream Weightless on American Songwriter: HERE
Stream Four Songs From Weightless below and pre-order the album on iTunes here. You can also listen to the tunes on Rdio, Spotify and NoiseTrade.
You can order Spirit Of Christmas on CD here or gift it from iTunes here.
Please note: Allow some time for delivery. Orders placed after December 20th will be shipped on January 6th, 2014. All orders are shipped via Canada Post regular mail and delivery before Christmas is not guaranteed.
Here’s some footage of the guys and I at The Sonic Temple recording a track for the new album. Check it out, I promise there won’t be any screaming zombie’s popping up half way through.
To support the new release Weightless, I’ll be hitting the road across the US and Canada starting on January 11th and running until May 30th.
For a limited time (Oct 22-25) you can purchase premium seats for the shows. A special signed copy of the new album will be offered to those who take advantage of the premium seats. You will receive a link for the CD purchase after the sale has ended (October 25th). The autographed copy of the new album will be mailed February 4th, 2014.
This deal is only on until the weekend, if you want to make sure you’re up nice and close.