Published Apr 08, 2011Later this month, Winnipeg blues songstress Romi Mayes will roll out her shit-kicking fifth LP, Lucky Tonight. As we previously reported, the ten-song set was recorded live in one take during a recent concert. Given this album's live genesis, it's only fitting that Mayes will be supporting it with a lengthy North American tour.
The jaunt begins the week after Lucky Tonight drops on April 26, kicking off in Thunder Bay, ON on May 2. From there, Mayes will play a slew of Ontario dates before heading down into the U.S. and eventually making her way back to her home province of Manitoba in June.
This is just the beginning of Mayes's tour plans for 2011. She plans to hit the road in Western Canada in August, followed by a tour of Yukon and Alaska in September and October. In November and December, she will cross the Atlantic for a European jaunt.
The confirmed dates are below, and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for future show announcements. Download Lucky Tonight's title track for free right here and watch a trailer for the album at the bottom of the page.
5/2 Thunder Bay, ON - The Apollo
5/3 Sault Ste Marie, ON - Loplops
5/4 Sudbury, ON - The Townehouse
5/6 Ottawa, ON - Library and Archives Canada Auditorium (Prairie Scene Festival)
5/7 Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre (Prairie Scene Festival workshop)
5/7 Ottawa, ON - The Bronson Centre (Prairie Scene Festival) *
5/8 Kingston, ON - house show
5/10 Peterborough, ON - The Red Dog
5/11 Toronto, ON - Hugh's Room
5/12 New York City, NY - Banjo Jim's
5/13 Northfield, NJ - Betsy's Backyard
5/14 Pittsburgh, PA - Music Beacon Concert
5/15 Cleveland, OH - Wilbert's
5/17 Nashville, TN - The Basement
5/19 Fort Smith, AR - Black Widow Clubhouse
5/20 Oklahoma City, OK - 3rd Annual Romi Mayes Oklahoma Barn Party
5/24 New Braunfels, TX - Gruene Hall
5/25 Galveston, TX - Old Quarter ^
5/26 - Austin, TX - Continental Club
5/28 - Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads (Retro Lounge)
5/29 Des Moines, IA - Flying Mango
5/31 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
6/1 Minneapolis, MN - 400 Bar
6/23 Winnipeg, MB - Times Change(d) (Winnipeg International Jazz Festival)
7/22-23 Brandon, MB - Brandon Folk Festival
7/29-30 Lac Du Bonnet, MB - Fire and Water Festival
10/20-23 Whitehorse, YT - BreakOut West
* with Buffy Sainte-Marie
^ with John Evans