Published Sep 15, 2015Rich Aucoin released his Ephemeral album last year, and he's spent the time since bringing his legendary live show on tour. The Haligonian artist has already received two nine out of 10 Exclaim! reviews for his live show in 2015 alone. He'll have plenty more opportunities to blow your mind, as he's announced a tour.
The artist will embark on his "Karaoke Carnival Tour," which, as its title suggests, is not a standard live show. Instead, a press release promises a "light-show perfectly in sync with projected images around you which are perfectly in sync with positive jams emanating from the speaker systems and the vocal chords of yourself and those around you and all donned by a parachuted carnival tent canopy."
Further, the write-up promises "confetti and parachutes and group hugs under the rainbow of a light-show culminating in a few singalong epics by way of Queen and Bowie to close out the sweaty night."
The Karaoke Carnival Tour kicks off on September 18, and includes stops across the country, as well as some festival dates at TURF and KOI. Check out Aucoin's full tour itinerary below.
09/18 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace (TURF Club Series)^
09/19 Toronto, ON - TURF Festival
09/25-26 Kitchener, ON - KOI Fest
10/9 Dijon, FR - La Vapeur
10/10 Laval, FR - 6par4
10/13 Lille, FR - La Péniche
10/15 Nancy, FR - Nancy Jazz Pulsation
10/16 Namur, BE
10/23-24 Halifax, NS - Rebecca Cohen Theatre (Halifax Pop Explosion)
10/27 Chicoutimi, QC - Le Sous Bois *
10/28 Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle *
10/29 Sainte-Therese, QC - Bar Le Cha-Cha *
10/30 Sherbrooke, QC - Bar Le Magog *
11/06 Charlottetown, PEI - Hunter's Ale House
11/07 Yarmouth, NS - Rodd Grand (Nova Scotia Music Week)
11/09 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos ^
11/10 Calgary, AB - Commonwealth ^
11/11 Edmonton, AB - Starlite ^
11/12 Kelowna, BC - Habitat ^
11/13 Vancouver, BC - The Fox Cabaret ^
11/14 Victoria, BC - Distrikt ^
^ with The Elwins
* with Foreign Diplomats