Corb Lund announces coast-to-coast Canadian tour
World tour dates include Australia, USA and the UK
EDMONTON – This November, award-winning singer Corb Lund kicks of a coast-to-coast Canadian tour in Halifax. His most recent release on New West Records – Cabin Fever – was Lund’s highest Canadian Billboard top 200 debut, hitting #1 in its first week. Lund is currently on a four week American tour following dates launching his record in Australia.
Fans in Canada are also invited to purchase VIP passes to select tour stops for exclusive access to acoustic performances and limited edition signed merchandise. Complete details are located at http://www.corblund.com/vip/
The Juno-award winner and seven time Roots Artist of the Year winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards delighted audiences at the Americana Music Awards & Conference in Nashville last week. In front of this packed and boisterous audience, Lund brought up songwriter Hayes Carll for a Texas/Alberta “Bible on the Dash” duet. A CMT special featuring Hayes Carll and Corb Lund was also filmed.
HALIFAX, NS – November 16, 2012, Casino Nova Scotia
CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI – November 17, 2012, The Wave (UPEI)
FREDERICTON, NB – November 18, 2012, Playhouse Theatre
MONTREAL, QC – November 19, 2012, Petit Campus
PETERBOROUGH, ON – November 21, 2012, The Venue
LONDON, ON – November 22, 2012, London Concert Theatre
TORONTO, ON – November 23, 2012, Danforth Music Hall
HAMILTON, ON – November 27, 2012, The Studio at Hamilton Place
GUELPH, ON – November 28, 2012, Guelph Concert Theatre
THUNDER BAY, ON – November 29, 2012, Outpost
DAUPHIN, MB – November 30, 2012, Dauphin Rotary Arena
BRANDON, MB – December 2, 2012, Westman Place
WINNIPEG, MB – December 3, 2012, Burton Cummings Theatre
SASKATOON, SK – December 4, 2012, Odeon Events Centre
EDMONTON, AB – December 7, 2012, EXPO Centre, Hall C
CALGARY, AB – December 8, 2012, Flames Central
VANCOUVER, AB – December 12, Commodore Ballroom
ABOUT CABIN FEVER
Goth girls to survivalists, bovines to bibles, antique pistols to vintage motorcycles: Alberta-born honky-tonker Corb Lund’s songcraft covers it all. Cabin Fever – Corb Lund’s enthralling sixth record – had its worldwide release on New West Records on August 14, 2012. This follows on the boot heels of Corb’s 2009 New West Records debut, the critically acclaimed Losin’ Lately Gambler.
The JUNO Award-winner and seven-time Roots Artist of the Year winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards wrote most of the twelve track album whilst hunkered down in a remote cabin an hour outside Edmonton, inspired by crude life events – a broken relationship and the death of his uncle. Backed by his longtime band, The Hurtin’ Albertans (guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Grant Siemens, upright bassist Kurt Ciesla, and drummer Brady Valgardson), the band recorded loose and live, with almost no overdubs.
Cabin Fever offers a portrait of a survivalist preparing for the apocalypse (“Gettin’ Down On The Mountain”); a tale of a rural man losing a woman to the allure of New York City life (“September”); an ode to his vintage BMW motorcycles (“Mein Deutsches Motorrad”); the broken-hearted anthem “(You Ain’t A Cowboy) If You Ain’t Been Bucked Off”; new drinking songs such as “Drink It Like You Mean It” and “Pour ‘Em Kinda Strong”; the yodelling introduction and physicality of “Priceless Antique Pistol Shoots Startled Owner”; and another throwback to his punk days (when he claimed membership in the speed-metal band The Smalls), the desire to date “The Gothest Girl I Can.”
Just like Corb’s subjects run the gamut, so do the sonics on the long-player, ranging from rockabilly to Western swing, cowboy balladry to country-rock. And, of course, the occasional yodel… It’s this sort of versatility that brings out a raft of audiences to his shows; from field and urban sidewalk, alike.