By Alex HudsonNext year is shaping up to be a busy one for songwriter John K. Samson. Not only did he previously announce plans to release his Manitoba-minded solo album Provincial in January, but the Weakerthans frontman also promised to unveil Canadian tour dates in addition to the American ones revealed last month. Sure enough, Samson has now confirmed his Canuck touring plans.
The singer has revealed 13 shows here in his home and native land. Starting in Ontario in March, he will make his way west, playing shows across the Prairies before arriving on the West Coast and then heading back. You can see the schedule below.
As if this wasn't reason enough to get excited, Samson has also rolled out a new track from Provincial called "When I Write My Master's Thesis." This melancholic rocker describes collegiate malaise and -- surprise, surprise -- namechecks a Manitoba road (Highway 23). Scroll past the tour itinerary to listen.
3/7 Kingston, ON - The Grad Club 3/8 Ottawa, ON - Mavericks Bar 3/9 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa 3/10 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall 3/11 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer 3/13 Washington, DC - Black Cat 3/15 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom 3/16 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe 3/17 Buffalo, NY - Mohawk 3/18 Hamilton, ON - The Casbah 3/20 London, ON - The Aeolian Hall 3/21 Guelph, ON - E-Bar 3/22 Toronto, ON - Great Hall 3/27 Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre 3/28 Regina, SK - The Exchange 3/29 Edmonton, AB - The Royal Alberta Museum Theatre 3/31 Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore 4/1 Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern 4/2 Portland, OR - Doug Fir 4/5 San Diego, CA - The Casbah 4/6 Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour 4/7 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill 4/13 Calgary, AB - The Palomino 4/14 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos Cantina