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Ron Sexsmith Announces The Start Of His Long Player Late Bloomer World Tour
January 18 2011

<strong>Album now available for pre-order at</strong> For immediate release Warner Music Canada recording artist Ron Sexsmith has today announced the initial dates for his world-wide concert tour in support of his forthcoming album, Long Player Late Bloomer. Beginning with a few scattered U.S. dates in February, the tour kicks off in earnest in March in North America before heading to Europe in late April. Long Player Late Bloomer will be released in the U.K. and Europe on Monday, February 28, 2011 and North America on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. A very special limited edition of the album is now available for pre-order at This must-have limited edition collectable of the album includes the CD of Long Player Late Bloomer as well as a DVD comprised of the CMT Canada TV specials “Late Bloomer” (includes tracks not seen on the broadcast) and “Dakota Sessions.” The package also includes a Ron Sexsmith lithograph. The first 200 fans ordering the package will receive signed lithographs. Fans also have the option of pre-ordering the CD alone or Vinyl with a bonus CD. With all pre-orders, fans will instantly receive an MP3 of the track “Get In Line.” Produced by Bob Rock (Metallica, Bon Jovi and Michael Bublé), Long Player Late Bloomer was recorded in Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver during the winter of 2010. The album features a star-studded cast of musicians backing up Ron in the studio, including guitarist Rusty Anderson (Paul McCartney), bassist Paul Bushnell (Elton John, No Doubt), keyboardist Jamie Edwards (Aimee Mann) and drummer Josh Freese (Devo, Nine Inch Nails). Over the course of his 12 album career, Ron Sexsmith has become revered around the world as one of the finest songwriters working in contemporary music. Ron’s songwriting is very much front and centre of the new film “Love Shines.” The documentary, directed by Douglas Arrowsmith, takes us inside the studio as Ron and Bob Rock craft the music that would make up Long Player Late Bloomer. The movie, which premiered to rave reviews at the Vancouver International Film Festival in October 2010, is an exploration of Ron as a songwriter and includes interviews with Steve Earle, Elvis Costello, Feist and Daniel Lanois among others. One of the films emotional highlights come when Ron wins the much-coveted 2004 Juno Award for Best Songwriter for the song “Whatever It Takes.” Shot in the living room of his mother’s St. Catharines home, the film captures the unbridled joy and pride as she watches her son on TV as he mounts the stage to receive his trophy. Ron Sexsmith tour dates: January 21 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club February 13 Charleston WV Mountain Stage 16 Nashville TN Music City Roots 19 Memphis TN Folk Alliance March 3 Toronto, ON 1st Canadian Place 3 Kingston ON Sydenham Uni. Church 4 Collingwood ON Gayety Theatre 5 London ON Aeolian Hall 8-9 Halifax NS The Carleton 21 Minneapolis MN Cedar Cultural Center 22 Chicago IL Schuba's Tavern 24 Pittsburgh PA Club Café 25 Vienna VA Jammin' Java Music Club 26 Philadelphia PA Tin Angel 27 Cambridge MA T.T. The Bears 28 New York NY Highline Ballroom 30 Edmonton AB Haven Social Club 31 Calgary AB Ironwood Stage and Grill April 1 Vancouver BC Rio Theatre 2 Victoria BC St. Ann’s Auditorium 7 San Francisco CA Cafe Du Nord 8 Los Angeles CA Largo @ The Coronet 15 Ottawa ON First Baptist Church 16 Peterborough ON Market Hall 19 Waterloo ON Starlight 20 Hamilton ON Hamilton Place 21 Toronto ON Lee’s Palace 25 Stockholm Gota Kallore 27 Berlin Admiralspalast 28 Amsterdam People's Place 30 London Barbican Hall May 2 Paris La Maroquinerie 3 Cologne Kulturkirche 4 Ghent Handelsbeurs For tour updates visit -30- For more information please contact: Steve Waxman, Warner Music Canada / (416) 758-1097