news - NEW! The Last Rider Out Today Worldwide
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
news - NEW! “Radio” added to CBC Radio 2!
The new singleÂ "Radio" has been added toÂ CBC Radio 2! Fans can show support by voting daily Â using any/all e-mail addresses they may have.
***Voting closes first thing on Wednesday, March 15***Â
"Radio" has also been added to the following Streaming Channels on CBCMusic.ca: Adult Alternative, Singer Songwriter, Canadian Songwriter. ThanksÂ CBC!Â
news - NEW! More UK Shows Added
Along with these previously announced shows (tix on sale now):
May 21 - Bristol UK,Â St. George's Hall
May 22 - Wolverhampton UK,Â The Robin 2
May 23 - London UK,Â Islington Assembly Hall
May 24 - London UK,Â Islington Assembly HallÂ
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 - NewcastleÂ 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, AcademyÂ (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,Â The Last Rider.Â Scheduled for release on Friday, April 21 on Warner Canada, Compass (USA) and Cooking Vinyl (rest of the world), this, Ronâ€™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 hisÂ touring band.Â Â
â€śAt this point, itâ€™s just second nature for me to write short, melodic songs that say everything I want to say,â€ť says Ron. â€śBut having my band totally involved on this album maybe brought out more in the songs than on other recent albums. It felt special, anyway.â€ť
In addition to album release details, Ron has also today announced the dates for his upcoming Canadian tour.Â Every concert ticket purchased for Ron Sexsmithâ€™sÂ The Last RiderÂ tour will include a digital copy of his new albumÂ The Last Rider.Â Â Beginning today, fans who purchase concertÂ tickets or pre-orderÂ The Last RiderÂ fromÂ iTunes or on CD/LP from Ronâ€™sÂ Official Store prior to the albumâ€™s April 21 release, will receive five new songs instantly including the single â€śRadioâ€ť. (Some UK dates have been announced as well with an option to add-onÂ The Last RiderÂ 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 RiderÂ cd and digital track listing:
It Wonâ€™t Last For Long
Who Are We Right Now
Dead End Dreams
Only Trouble Is
Every Last One
Dreams Are Bigger
Man At The Gate (1913)
*The 140 gram double vinyl has a bonus track!Â
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 ofÂ The Last RiderÂ 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 ofÂ The Last RiderÂ 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, Â Meaford Hall
April 22Â -Â Morrisburg ON,Â St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage
April 23Â -Â Barrie ON, Mady Centre
April 24Â -Â Belleville ON,Â Empire Theatre
April 26Â -Â London ON,Â London Music Hall
April 28Â -Â Toronto ON,Â Danforth Music Hall
April 29Â -Â Ottawa ON,Â NAC *
May 6Â -Â Winnipeg MB,Â West End Cultural Centre
May 7Â -Â Regina SK,Â The Exchange
May 8Â -Â Saskatoon SK, Broadway Theatre
May 9Â -Â Edmonton AB, Royal Alberta Museum Theatre
May 10Â -Â Calgary AB, Bella Concert Hall
May 12Â -Â Nelson BC, Spiritbar At The Hume Hotel
May 13Â -Â Lake Country BC, Memorial Hall
May 15Â -Â Vancouver BC,Â Rio Theatre
May 17Â -Â Victoria BC, Alix Goolden Hall
May 18Â -Â Powell River BC, Max CameronÂ Theatre *
Â *these shows do not include digital download ofÂ The Last RiderÂ with ticket purchase.
UKÂ - 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 Â Â
MORE TOUR DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AS THEY ARE CONFIRMED! Â Â Â
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.
TicketsÂ 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 â€“ Moncton, NB Capitol Theatre
February 12th â€“ Saint John, NB â€“ Imperial Theatre
February 15th â€“ Halifax, NS â€“ Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
February 24th - Woodstock, ON â€“ Theater Woodstock
February 25th â€“ Waterloo, ON â€“ Starlight Club
February 26th â€“ St. Catherineâ€™s, ON â€“ First Ontario Performing Arts Centre
If your local show is not listed here, Kevin is not on the bill.