After going for a ride on Carousel One in 2015, Ron Sexsmith is gearing up to take another musical trip with a new album this spring. Titled The Last Rider, Sexsmith's 13th studio LP will arrive in April on April 21 via Warner Music.
Fifteen tracks in length, The Last Rider was co-produced at Kingston's Bathouse Studios by Sexsmith and collaborators Don Kerr. The album also stands as the first to include Sexsmith's touring band.
"At this point, it's just second nature for me to write short, melodic songs that say everything I want to say," Sexsmith said in a statement. "But having my band totally involved on this album maybe brought out more in the songs than on other recent albums. It felt special, anyway."
Along with the record's announcement, Sexsmith and company have mapped out a Canadian tour. Tickets are on sale here, with every purchase ensuring listeners get five songs from the record ahead of time.
You can pre-order The Last Rider over here.
Scroll through the tracklisting and tour dates to find five album cuts in the playlist below.
The Last Rider:
1. It Won't Last For Long
2. Our Way
3. Breakfast Ethereal
4. Worried Song
5. West Gwillimbury
6. Who Are We Right Now
8. Dead End Dreams
10. Upward Dog
11. Only Trouble Is
13. Every Last One
14. Dreams Are Bigger
15. Man At The Gate (1913)
04/21 Meaford, ON - Meaford Hall
04/22 Morrisburg, ON - St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage
04/23 Barrie, ON - Mady Centre'
04/24 Belleville, ON - Empire Theatre
04/26 London, ON - London Music Hall
04/28 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
04/29 Ottawa, ON - NAC
05/06 Winnipeg. MB - West End Cultural Centre
05/07 Regina, SK - The Exchange
05/08 Saskatoon, SK - Broadway Theatre
05/09 Edmonton, AB - Royal Alberta Museum Theatre
05/10 Calgary, AB - Bella Concert Hall
05/12 Nelson, BC - Spiritbar At The Hume Hotel
05/13 Lake Country, BC - Memorial Hall
05/15 Vancouver, BC - Rio Thetare
05/17 Victoria, BC - Alix Goolden Hall
05/18 Powell River, BC - Mac Cameron