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news - NEW! The Last Rider Out Today Worldwide

The Last Rider is officially released today, April 21, worldwide. If you haven't had a chance to pre-order the cd or vinyl of The Last Rider, you can order now through any of these online outlets. And if you visit Ron's online SHOP you can also pick up a lot of the older merch at reduced prices!

news - NEW! APNews Reviews The Last Rider

Associated Press gives high praise to The Last Rider - this is very good news as the review will be shared time and time again across the USA. We should start to see more reviews pouring in soon!

news - NEW! Ron to play Fuji Rock Festival

Ron and his band will once again play Fuji Rock Festival in Naeba Ski Resort, Yuzawa-cho, Niigata Pref., Japan, on July 29. Stage and line-up information coming soon, tickets available now.

news - NEW! “Radio” added to CBC Radio 2!

The new single "Radio" has been added to CBC Radio 2! Fans can show support by voting daily  using any/all e-mail addresses they may have.

***Voting closes first thing on Wednesday, March 15*** 

"Radio" has also been added to the following Streaming Channels on CBCMusic.ca: Adult Alternative, Singer Songwriter, Canadian Songwriter. Thanks CBC! 

news - NEW! More UK Shows Added

Along with these previously announced shows (tix on sale now):
May 21 - Bristol UK, St. George's Hall
May 22 - Wolverhampton UK, The Robin 2
May 23 - London UK, Islington Assembly Hall
May 24 - London UK, Islington Assembly Hall 

the following shows have just been announced with tickets on sale now (except where noted)
May 26 - Chester UK, Live Room
May 28 - Manchester UK, RNCM
May 29 - Newcastle UK, Palace of Arts Wylam Brewery
May 30 - Holmfirth UK, Picturedome
May 31 - Glasgow UK, Oran Mor (on-sale March 10)
June 2 - Dublin IE, Academy (on-sale March 10)

news - NEW! Announcing The Last Rider

Three-time Juno award winner Ron Sexsmith has today revealed details about his new album, The Last Rider.  Scheduled for release on Friday, April 21 on Warner Canada, Compass (USA) and Cooking Vinyl (rest of the world), this, Ron’s thirteenth studio recording was co-produced at The Bathouse Studios in Kingston, Ontario by longtime drummer and collaborator Don Kerr and Ron. The album is his first album to include his touring band.  

“At this point, it’s just second nature for me to write short, melodic songs that say everything I want to say,” says Ron. “But having my band totally involved on this album maybe brought out more in the songs than on other recent albums. It felt special, anyway.”

In addition to album release details, Ron has also today announced the dates for his upcoming Canadian tour. Every concert ticket purchased for Ron Sexsmith’s The Last Rider tour will include a digital copy of his new album The Last Rider.  Beginning today, fans who purchase concert tickets or pre-order The Last Rider from iTunes or on CD/LP from Ron’s Official Store prior to the album’s April 21 release, will receive five new songs instantly including the single “Radio”. (Some UK dates have been announced as well with an option to add-on The Last Rider with ticket purchase.)

Spotify users can Pre-Save The Last Rider and it will automatically be added to their Spotify collection upon release.

The Last Rider cd and digital track listing:

It Won’t Last For Long
Our Way
Breakfast Ethereal
Worried Song
West Gwillimbury
Who Are We Right Now
Shoreline
Dead End Dreams
Evergreen
Upward Dog
Only Trouble Is
Radio
Every Last One
Dreams Are Bigger
Man At The Gate (1913)

*The 140 gram double vinyl has a bonus track! 

Album and Tour Band:
Ron Sexsmith, guitars and vocals
Don Kerr, drums
Jason Mercer, bass
Kevin Lacroix, guitar
Dave Matheson, piano

news - NEW! Tour Dates Announced

Ron and band will start the worldwide tour in support of The Last Rider in Canada. More dates will be announced as they are confirmed. Some of the links below will not be live until tickets go on sale. For more ticket information, see the TOUR page.

CANADA - Tickets go on pre-sale for the fans on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 at 10:00 a.m. LOCAL time. Promo code: RIDER. Tickets will be on-sale to the public on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28.
These shows include a digital download of The Last Rider with ticket purchase unless otherwise noted. You will receive 5 Instant Grat tracks right away and the full album on April 21.
April 21 - Meaford ON,  Meaford Hall
April 22 - Morrisburg ON, St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage
April 23 - Barrie ON, Mady Centre
April 24 - Belleville ON, Empire Theatre
April 26 - London ON, London Music Hall
April 28 - Toronto ON, Danforth Music Hall
April 29 - Ottawa ON, NAC *
May 6 - Winnipeg MB, West End Cultural Centre
May 7 - Regina SK, The Exchange
May 8 - Saskatoon SK, Broadway Theatre
May 9 - Edmonton AB, Royal Alberta Museum Theatre
May 10 - Calgary AB, Bella Concert Hall
May 12 - Nelson BC, Spiritbar At The Hume Hotel
May 13 - Lake Country BC, Memorial Hall
May 15 - Vancouver BC, Rio Theatre
May 17 - Victoria BC, Alix Goolden Hall
May 18 - Powell River BC, Max Cameron Theatre *
 *these shows do not include digital download of The Last Rider with ticket purchase.

UK - Tickets go on pre-sale for the fans on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 at 10:00 a.m. LOCAL time. Promo code: RIDER. Tickets will be on-sale to the public on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28. These shows may offer an add-on to include a digital download of The Last Rider unless otherwise noted. You will receive 5 Instant Grat tracks right away and the full album on April 21.
May 21 - Bristol UK, St. George's Hall
May 22 - Wolverhampton UK, The Robin 2
May 23 - London UK, Islington Assembly Hall
May 24 - London UK, Islington Assembly Hall    

MORE TOUR DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AS THEY ARE CONFIRMED!     

news - Ron at Ottawa’s NAC in 2017

Ron Sexsmith is part of the 2017 series of all Canadian artists at the National Arts Centre/Centre national des Arts in Ottawa, ON. His show is April 29, 2017.

Tickets will go sale to the general public as of October 21 at 10:00 a.m. but there is a pre-sale event going on NOW through October 20. Use PROMO CODE: NACP1617.

news - New Tour Date (and New Album?)

Announcing the first Ron Sexsmith show to be scheduled for 2017! St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage Performances in Morrisburg ON, Canada will present Ron on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Wednesday) at 9 AM Eastern Time.

And this is big news: each ticket purchased will include a digital download of Ron's as-of-yet un-named Warner album immediately upon release, sometime in the first quarter of 2017.

news - Kevin Hearn added to gigs

Ron is pleased to announce that Kevin Hearn will be the support on some of the upcoming Canadian shows. They are:

February 11th – Moncton, NB Capitol Theatre
February 12th – Saint John, NB – Imperial Theatre
February 15th – Halifax, NS – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
February 24th - Woodstock, ON – Theater Woodstock
February 25th – Waterloo, ON – Starlight Club
February 26th – St. Catherine’s, ON – First Ontario Performing Arts Centre

If your local show is not listed here, Kevin is not on the bill.