Karkwa's Louis-Jean Cormier Announces Solo Album, Books Quebec Tour

Karkwa's Louis-Jean Cormier Announces Solo Album, Books Quebec Tour
Karkwa have yet to officially follow up their Polaris Music Prize-winning album Les Chemins de Verre, but while they take a break from the road, singer-guitarist Louis-Jean Cormier is making the most of the downtime by releasing his first solo album.

The title of the LP has not yet been announced, but it's slated to come out on September 18 through Simone Records. Head over to Cormier's official website to listen to the folksy lead single "L'ascenseur."

This follows hot on the heels of Karkwa's live collection, simply titled Live, which is available right here.

Cormier will promote his solo album with an extensive tour of Quebec. Curiously, the tour won't begin until the fall and will last all the way until spring 2013, meaning that some of these gigs won't be taking place for close to a year. Clearly the dude likes to plan ahead. See the schedule below.

Tour dates:

10/12 Saint-Eustache, QC - La petite Église
11/1 Lavaltrie, QC - La Chasse galerie
11/2 Val-Morin, QC - Théâtre du Marais
11/12 Shawinigan, QC - Maison de la culture
11/16 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC - Le Zaricot
11/21 Montreal, QC - Club Soda
11/30 Victoriaville, QC - Pavillon Arthabaska
12/7 Sorel Tracy, QC - Café-théâtre les Beaux Instants
12/13 Joliette, QC - Salle Roland-Brunelle
12/14 Quebec City, QC - Grand Théâtre de Québec
1/18 Saint Therese, QC - L'Église Sacré Cœur
1/19 Sherbrooke, QC - Théâtre Granada
1/31 Jonquiere, QC - Palace Arvida
2/1 Alma, QC - ALMA Salle Michel Côté
2/2 Saint-Prime, QC - Vieux couvent
2/6 Laval, QC - Salle André-Mathieu
2/8 Malartic, QC - Théâtre Meglab
2/16 Sainte-Genevieve, QC - Salle Pauline-Julien
2/22 L'Assomption, QC - Théâtre hector Charland
3/1 Trois-Rivieres, QC - Maison de la culture Anaïs-Allard-Rousseau
3/16 Magog, QC - Vieux Clocher
3/22 Waterloo, QC - Maison de la culture de Waterloo
3/23 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC - cabaret du vieux St-Jean
4/4 Saint-Jerome, QC - Salle André-Prévost
4/6 Terrebonne, QC - théâtre du Vieux Terrebonne
4/19 Matane, QC - Salle Lucien-Bellmare
4/20 Petite-Vallee, QC - Café de la veille Forge
4/24 Havre-Saint-Pierre, QC - Sous Sol de l'Église
4/25 Sept-Iles, QC - Salle Jean Marc Dion
4/26 Saint-Irenee, QC - Pavillon Joseph Rouleau du Domaine forget
5/2 Gatineau, QC - Salle Jean Desprez
5/3 Valleyfield, QC - Salle Albert Dumouchel
5/23 Longueuil, QC - Salle Jean-Louis Millet
5/31 Riviere-Du-Loup, QC - Centre Culturel de R-D-L