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Alan Doyle, Canadian national treasure and unofficial ambassador of Newfoundland's rich musical traditions, returns to the U.S. in 2023 to support his first live album “Here, Tonight (Live).” Tickets are currently on sale for all shows.
Doyle (of the band Great Big Sea) will begin his U.S. tour at Town Ballroom in Buffalo on Wednesday, Feb. 15 – three years (!!) after his originally scheduled dates. Tickets are on sale for the 7 p.m. show.
A collection of songs recorded at shows over the past few years with his longtime tour support The Beautiful Beautiful Band (Cory Tetford, Kendel Carson, Kris MacFarlane, Shehab Illyas and Todd Lumley), “Here, Tonight” includes songs from Doyle’s solo albums: “Boy on Bridge” (2012), “So Let’s Go” (2014), “A Week at the Warehouse” (2017), and his 2020 chart-topping release “Rough Side Out”; as well as classic Great Big Sea favorites including “Ordinary Day” and “When I’m Up.”
On the heels of his 2020 album release “Rough Side Out,” Doyle was in the midst of a Canadian national tour when COVID-19 halted the live music industry across the world.
“We came home from tour on March 9, and we never left,” Doyle told the San Francisco Examiner in an interview.
Looking for something comforting in a year that had everyone out of sorts, Doyle went back to his roots to rediscover his love of folk music, especially the traditional songs from his native Newfoundland.
The result was “Back to the Harbour” (2021), “a 6-song EP that maintains his quality consistently with an energetic fusion that carries over to his own personal efforts. Songs that are a part of his language.” – Americana Highways
With a return to the road in 2022, it seemed fitting that Doyle release his first live album, “Here, Tonight (Live),” in anticipation of the tour. A collection of songs recorded at shows over the past few years with his longtime tour support The Beautiful Beautiful Band.
Doyle will continue to tour in 2023 with his six-piece band and special guest Chris Trapper. For tickets and full list of dates, visit https://alandoyle.ca/tour/.
More About Alan Doyle
Doyle – a songwriter, producer, actor and author – is a 12-time JUNO Award nominee for his solo material and work with his iconic band Great Big Sea. In 2018, he was awarded the Order of Canada for his contributions to the musical traditions of Newfoundland and for his commitment to numerous charitable initiatives. His most recent book, “All Together Now: A Newfoundlander's Light Tales for Heavy Times,” was released in November 2020 and quickly became his third national bestseller.