Tim Baker Announces Sophomore Album 'The Festival,' Plots 2022 Tour

Listen to new single "Year of the Dog"

BY Allie GregoryPublished Jul 22, 2022

Former Hey Rosetta! bandleader Tim Baker has announced plans for his follow-up to 2019's Forever Overhead. The singer-songwriter will deliver sophomore album The Festival on October 7 through Donovan Woods's label, End Times Music.

"Writing The Festival saved my life," Baker said of the pandemic-penned record in a statement. "I could immerse myself in a different world. It gave me a reason to go on, something to hold onto."

Today, the album is previewed by "Year of the Dog," which is about "living through, and actually being thankful for, difficulty and pain, for how they make you grow and appreciate beauty you couldn't otherwise."

Baker has also announced a string of new North American tour dates, adding to previously announced summer performances. This November and December, you'll be able to catch him in Ontario at the London Music Hall, Toronto's Massey Hall and Ottawa's Bronson Centre ahead of a show in Montreal at Le Studie TD. Those shows follow scheduled festival appearances in Calgary, Sydney, Saint John and Hamilton this summer.

UPDATE (7/26, 11:53 a.m. ET): Baker has added two new dates — Vancouver on November 18 and Edmonton on November 22 — to his North American tour. 

Listen to "Year of the Dog" below, where you'll also find Baker's upcoming tour dates.

Baker recently participated in Exclaim!'s photo gallery of artists' awkward stages.

Tim Baker 2022 Tour Dates:

07/22-23 Calgary, AB - Calgary Folk Fest
08/04 Sydney, NS - Makin' Waves Music Festival
09/09 Saint John, NB - Area 506 Music Festival
09/10 Hamilton, ON - Supercrawl
09/17 Nashville, TN - Americanafest
11/10 Los Angeles, CA - The Peppermint Club
11/11 San Francisco, CA - Café du Nord
11/12 Sacramento, CA - Old Iron Sides
11/15 Portland, OR - Doug Fir
11/16 Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
11/18 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
11/19 Victoria, BC - Capital Ballroom
11/21 Calgary, AB - Bella Concert Hall
11/22 Edmonton, AB - Midway Music Hall
11/24 Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre

11/26 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street
11/27 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
11/29 Chicago, IL - Schubas
12/01 Nashville, TN - The Basement
12/02 Asheville, NC - French Broad River Brewery
12/03 Charlotte, NC - Evening Muse
12/04 Washington, DC - Jammin Java
12/06 New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
12/08 London, ON - London Music Hall
12/09 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
12/10 Ottawa, ON - Bronson Centre
12/11 Montreal, QC - Le Studie TD

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