Royal Wood Goes Off the Beaten Path for Canadian Tour

Royal Wood Goes Off the Beaten Path for Canadian Tour
Things are on the up and up for Toronto-based songsmith Royal Wood, who recently earned a Juno Awards nomination for Songwriter of the Year on the strength of his 2010 album, The Waiting. This spring, he will keep the momentum going by embarking on a lengthy cross-Canada tour.

The outing will last for two months and includes a hefty 31 Canadian shows, plus a single U.S. date. He will be hitting up some small towns along the way, including Dunnville, ON; Jordan, ON; Cannington, ON; and Burnstown, ON.

The songwriter was born in Lakefield, ON, and a press release says, "for his upcoming tour Royal is going back to his roots and visiting many new places off the beaten tour path." Interestingly, he will be skipping major Canadian cities like Vancouver, Calgary and Winnipeg in favour of smaller locales. See the schedule below.

Tour dates:

3/5 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern (Juno Decades)
3/11 Burnstown, ON - Neat Coffee Shop
3/12 Sudbury, ON - Townehouse
3/16 New York, NY - Living Room
3/17 Collingwood, ON - The Bay School of Arts
3/18 St Catharines, ON - Centre for the Arts (Brock University)
3/19 Mississauga, ON - Living Arts Centre (RBC Theatre) *
3/23 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall, Juno Songwriter Circle
3/31 Stratford, ON - Factory 163
4/1 Highgate, ON - Mary Webb Centre
4/2 Wakefield, QC - Blacksheep Inn
4/3 Wakefield, QC - Blacksheep Inn
4/7 Nanaimo, BC - Rendezvous
4/8 Chilliwack, BC - Bozzini's Lounge
4/9 Kelowna, BC - Minstrel Café
4/10 Nelson, BC - Royal on Baker
4/12 Coleman, AB - Blackbird Coffee House
4/13 Canmore, AB - Communitea Café
4/14 Lethbridge, AB - Geomattic Attic
4/16 Salmon Arm, BC - Shuswap Theatre
4/28 Halifax, NS - Company House
4/30 Fredericton, NB -  Arts Street Center
5/1 Saint John, NB - Bourbon Quarter
5/5 Cannington, ON - Cameron St. Co-op Café
5/6 Madoc, ON - Art Centre Hastings
5/11 Hamilton, ON - The Pearl Company Theatre
5/13 London, ON - Aeolian Hall
5/14 Guelph, ON - Dublin St. United Church
5/15 Meaford, ON - Eco-Inhabit
5/27 Jordan, ON - Zooma Zooma Café
5/28 Dunville, ON - Flyers Café
6/10 Sarnia, ON - Paddy Flaherty's Irish Café

* with Jenn Grant