Friday, March 27, 2009

Patrick Watson: new album and tour

After nearly a three year hiatus, Canadian ambient/folk singer Patrick Watson is back on the map. Watsons 2006 sophomore LP, Close to Paradise , featuring the intimate tracks, "The Great Escape" and "The Storm" earned him the prestigous 2007 Polaris music Prize in Canada (think the UK's Mercury Prize).
A hard act to follow, but Watson has just announced plans for his latest effort, titled Wooden Arms, which will be released as follows, Canada April 28th, US May 5th, UK & Europe May 11th. Along with the new album, Watson unveiled a new website,, where he is streaming one of the new tracks, as well as announcing plans for a new tour which sees him hitting Europe and North America.

Upcoming tour schedule:
Apr 27 L’Impérial Québec, Quebec
Apr 29 Cabaret La Tulipe Montreal, Quebec
Apr 30 Cabaret La Tulipe Montreal, Quebec
May 2 Trinity St Paul’s Toronto, Ontario
May 4 City Winery New York, New York
May 8 Hotel Café Los Angeles, California
May 9 Cafe du Nord San Francisco, California
May 11 Doug Fir Portland, Oregon
May 12 Crocodile Cafe Seattle, Washington
May 13 Richard’s on Richards Vancouver, British Columbia
May 15 Grand Theatre Calgary, Alberta
May 16 Macdougall United Church Edmonton, Alberta
May 24 Mezz Breda
May 25 AB Box Brussels
May 26 Melkweg Amsterdam
May 28 Ubel und Gefahrlich Hamburg
May 29 Passionkirsche Berlin
May 31 Luxor Cologne
Jun 2 Maroquinerie Paris
Jun 4 Union London
Jun 19 Théâtre Granada Sherbrooke, Quebec

Patrick Watson myspace.

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