PREVIEW: Great Lake Swimmers + Tour Dates!

Posted by on October 15th, 2009 at 10:29 AM

Great Lake Swimmers, Laura Gibson ,Wooden Birds @ The Crocodile 10/16 | $12 ADV

Great Lake Swimmers

Look. I’m not going to beat around the bush on this one: Great Lake Swimmers last show in Seattle was at The Tractor and it was absolutely flawless. Two SSG staffers that were there agree, and we have excitedly discussed this fact. How tightly they played was unbelievable. Tony Dekker’s vocals, unreal. They played a solid, long set with songs from all of their records and one compilation song, which Dekker introduced in his earnest and funny way. It was chock-full of folky goodness–they had the audience eating out of their hands. For the relatively small audience that the Tractor was able to fit in that night, they made a lot of noise for this band. They made noise as if they weren’t a folk band with a banjo and a fiddle. They made noise as though they were at a rock n’ roll show.

Here’s the good news: this week Great Lake Swimmers will be back again in support of their newest disc, Lost Channels, at The Crocodile. Not to be missed, folks.

They’ll be on tour in the US and Europe through December:
Oct 16 2009 8:00P The Crocodile Seattle, Washington
Oct 17 2009 8:00P Doug Fir Portland, Oregon
Oct 20 2009 8:00P The State Room Salt Lake City, Utah
Oct 21 2009 8:00P Larimer Lounge Denver, Colorado
Oct 22 2009 9:00P Bourbon Theatre Lincoln, Nebraska
Oct 23 2009 8:00P Memorial Union @ Universtiy of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin
Oct 24 2009 8:00P Illini Union Courtyard Cafe Urbana, Illinois
Oct 25 2009 8:00P The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 26 2009 9:00P The Maintenance Shop at Iowa State University Ames, Iowa
Oct 28 2009 7:00P Lincoln Hall Chicago, Illinois
Oct 29 2009 9:30P Subkirke South Bend, Indiana
Oct 30 2009 8:00P Ladies Literary Club for Calvin College Grand Rapids, Michigan
Oct 31 2009 8:00P Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nov 11 2009 8:00P Komedia Brighton
Nov 13 2009 8:00P Crawdaddy Dublin
Nov 14 2009 8:00P Speakeasy Belfast
Nov 15 2009 8:00P Glee Club Birmingham
Nov 16 2009 8:00P Deaf Institute Manchester
Nov 17 2009 8:00P Metropolis Bristol
Nov 18 2009 8:00P Scala London
Nov 19 2009 8:00P Glaz’art Paris
Nov 21 2009 8:00P Le Vauban Brest
Nov 23 2009 8:00P Molotow Hamburg
Nov 24 2009 8:00P Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin
Nov 25 2009 8:00P Steinbruch Duisburg
Nov 26 2009 8:00P King Georg Köln
Nov 27 2009 8:00P Friedenskirche Dachau
Nov 28 2009 8:00P Toutpartout 15 Years @ Botanique Brussel
Nov 28 2009 8:00P Toutpartout 15 years @ Botanique [Solo] Brussels
Nov 29 2009 8:00P Le Guess Who? Festival @ Tivoli [Solo] Utrecht
Nov 30 2009 8:00P MC Frits Philips [Solo] Eindhoven
Dec 1 2009 8:00P Railway Inn [Solo] Winchester
Dec 2 2009 8:00P The Garage [Solo] London
Dec 3 2009 8:00P Deaf Institute [Solo] Manchester
Dec 4 2009 8:00P Emporium [Solo] Rouen
Dec 5 2009 8:00P Le Scopitone [Solo] Paris

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