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‚Äôs 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.¬†¬†
‚ÄúAt this point, it‚Äôs just second nature for me to write short, melodic songs that say everything I want to say,‚ÄĚ says Ron. ‚ÄúBut having my band totally involved on this album maybe brought out more in the songs than on other recent albums. It felt special, anyway.‚ÄĚ
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‚Äôs¬†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‚Äôs¬†Official Store prior to the album‚Äôs April 21 release, will receive five new songs instantly including the single ‚ÄúRadio‚ÄĚ. (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‚Äôt 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!¬†
Album and Tour Band:
Ron Sexsmith, guitars and vocals
Don Kerr, drums
Jason Mercer, bass
Kevin Lacroix, guitar
Dave Matheson, piano
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! ¬† ¬†¬†