Published Jan 18, 2017Joel Plaskett and his father Bill are showcasing family Solidarity on their upcoming joint album, and they've just teased the upcoming release with a single titled "The Next Blue Sky."
The new song follows the album's previously shared title track, and Joel explains that it's a song about the Maritime mindset of looking to the west for greener, more hopeful pastures.
"Go west, they say," he said in a statement. "That's been the story out east for years. Chasing some work, a safe haven, or the next blue sky. Or maybe just to get out from the shadows cast by the glassy trade centre they dropped on Argyle Street. The march of progress is no parade."
In addition to the father-son duo's previously announced live shows, the Plasketts will also perform on April 8 at Toronto's storied Massey Hall. The show will be captured on film for the ongoing Live at Massey Hall series, and tickets are available here.
See the pair's complete list of upcoming shows below, then hit play to hear "The Next Blue Sky." Solidarity hits physical and digital shelves on February 17 through Pheromone Recordings.
03/15 Truro, NS - Marigold Cultural Centre
03/17 Montreal, QC - L'Astral
03/18 Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre
03/22 Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre
03/23 Regina, SK - WA WA Shire Centre
03/24 Saskatoon, SK - Broadway Theatre
03/29 Kelowna, BC - Mary Irwin Theatre
03/30 Nanaimo, BC - The Queens
03/31 Victoria, BC - Alix Goolden Performance Hall
04/01 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
04/05 Waterloo, ON - Starlight
04/06 Waterloo, ON - Starlight
04/07 Hamilton, ON - The Studio at Hamilton Place
04/08 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
04/12 London, ON - Aeolian Hall
04/13 London, ON - Aeolian Hall
04/14 Stratford, ON - Avondale United Church
04/20 Halifax, NS - Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
04/22 Port Hawkesbury, NS - Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre
05/04 Paris, ON - Dominion Telegraph
05/05 Bayfield, ON - Old Town Hall