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Great Big Sea Charter New Musical Territory And Return With Their Tenth Release Safe Upon The Shore
June 15 2010

<strong>Great Big Sea Charter New Musical Territory And Return With Their Tenth Release Safe Upon The Shore </strong> Available July 13th Through Warner Music Canada North American Tour Dates Announced St. John’s, NL – Embarking on their 18th year as a band, platinum-selling Canadian folk rockers Great Big Sea voyage a little further from their signature Newfoundland inspired sound to land safe upon the shore with their tenth album due July 13th through Warner Music Canada. Recorded in “Fits and Starts” over a six month period, the album was produced by Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin and Great Big Sea in New Orleans, L.A., St. John’s, NL and anywhere that inspiration struck, including tour buses and various dressing rooms along their tour. “A lot of this was recorded straight onto Alan’s laptop, as soon as we had the ideas,” explains Sean McCann, singer and bodhran player. “As for the rest, for a long time we wanted to record somewhere with a vibe, somewhere with an atmosphere that might seep into the songs themselves. There is nowhere on the continent, really, that has more of a vibe than New Orleans.” And the vibe is evident with the New Orleans brass on “Don’t Wanna Go Home,” the bayou-inspired hootenanny “HIt the Ground and Run,” the southern folk/rock harmonies of “Good People” and delicate creole/folk-infused lullaby “follow me back” mix with the more traditional Newfoundland fare on ‘Yankee Sailor” and “Road to Ruin.” Aside from Great Big Sea co-founders and songwriter Alan Doyle, Bob Hallett and Sean McCann, Safe Upon the Shore also includes co-writes and various acclaimed artists including Russell Crowe and Canadian singer-songwriters Randy Bachman, Jeremy Fisher and Joel Plaskett. “At this stage, we sometimes all kind of know each others ideas too well,” explains multi-instrumentalist and singer Bob Hallett. “it’s too easy to do the obvious. Writing with a big group of people pushed everything into different directions. Of the songs we started there, we ended up using a bunch of them on the album.” “Some of these songs took a long time to grow up, some of them came to us ready to head out into the world,” added McCann. -More- Great Big Sea Catch Great Big Sea On Tour In The Following North American Cities: July 17 Lewiston, Ny Artpark July 27 Roseburg, Or Music On The Half Shell In Stewart Park July 28 Portland, Or Oregon Zoo July 29 Seattle, Wa Woodland Park Zoo July 31 Kamloops, Bc Kamloops Convention Centre August 1 Grande Cache, Ab Death Fest August 12 Bayfield, Wi Big Top Chautauqua August 20 Toronto, On Molson Amphitheatre August 21 South Pomfret,vt Suicide Six Ski Resort August 22 Vienna, Va Wolf Trap Filene Center September 14 Waterville, Me Waterville Opera House September 15 Providence, Ri Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel September 16 Burlington, Vt Flynn Center For The Performing Arts September 17 Boston, Ma The Orpheum September 18 Ballston Spa, Ny Irish 2000 Fest September 19 Norfolk, Ct Infinity Music Hall September 21 Syracuse, Ny The Westcott Theater September 23 Pittsburgh, Pa Byham Theater September 24 New York, Ny Webster Hall September 25 Glenside, Pa Keswick Theatre September 28 Charlotte, Nc Mcglohon Theatre September 30 Rochester, Ny German House Theater October 2 Chatham, On Chatham Capitol Theatre October 20 Ann Arbor, Mi Michigan Theatre October 21 Kent, Oh Kent Stage October 22 Joliet, Il Rialto Square Theatre October 23 Minneapolis, Mn Pantages October 24 Winnipeg, Mb Mts Centre October 26 Regina, Sk Conexus Arts Centre October 27 Calgary, Ab Jubilee Auditorium October 30 Edmonton, Ab Jubilee Auditorium November 1 Vancouver, Bc Orpheum November 4 San Francisco, Ca Palace Of The Fine Arts Theatre November 5 Los Angeles, Ca House Of Blues November 6 San Diego, Ca House Of Blues March 17 Carmel, Ca Sunset Center March 18 Arroyo Grande, Caclark Center March 19 Long Beach, Ca Carpenter Center For Further Information, Please Contact: Joanna Dine, (416)-758-1098, New Website, Song Clips Available At: