Published Feb 21, 2013Patrick Watson was among the many names announced for this year's Bonnaroo festival, and it turns out that this date is just part of a more extensive spring schedule that includes a number of Quebec shows.
The Montreal songwriter and his band will launch a European jaunt later this month. They will return to these shores in late March, at which point they will play a series of North American dates including six gigs in their home province. The Bonnaroo appearance comes a couple of months later in June.
See the schedule below. Scroll past that to watch a newly unveiled music video for the track "Blackwind" from 2012's Adventures in Your Own Backyard. The clip for this orchestrally inclined baroque-folk number was created by Chloe Poirier-Sauve as part of a video-making competition. The dreamscape-style animation appears to have been created using sand art, as a hand emerges in parts to adjust the image.
Watson said in a statement, "It struck us as more than a music video: it stands on its own as a work of art."
2/28 Utrecht, Netherlands - Vrendenburg
3/1 Eindhoven, Netherlands - Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven
3/2 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
3/3 Rotterdam, Netherlands - De Doelen
3/4 Groningen, Netherlands - Oosterpoort
3/7 Lisbon, Portugal - Teatro Tivoli
3/8 Santa Maria Da Feira, Portugal - Cine-Teatro Antonio Lamoso
3/10 Barcelona, Spain - Luz de Gas
3/11 Madrid, Spain - Sala Arena
3/28 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
3/30 Magog, QC - Vieux-Clocher de Magog
3/31 Ste-Therese, QC - Theatre Lionel-Grouix
4/2 Terrebonne, QC - Theatre de Vieux-Terrebonne
4/3 L'assomption, QC - Theatre Hector Charland
4/5 Baie-St-Paul, QC - La Ferme
4/6 Saguenay, QC - Theatre Palace Arvida
6/13-16 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival