SARAH SLEAN ANNOUNCES FALL TOUR
RELEASES STUNNING NEW VIDEO FEATURING THE FACES OF TORONTO
"Metaphysics is a tour de force." - NUVO Magazine
"breathtakingly compelling, evocative and immersively lush new album..." - Music Life Magazine
"Her songs are simple, poignant and utterly personal, infused with jazz, classical, pop and Latin influences. Sarah Slean’s classiness as a songwriter defies period and genre." - Musical Toronto
"Sweeping melodies create an emotional atmosphere that match the powerful lyrics." - Canadian Beats
TORONTO, ON – June 22, 2017 - Today, singer-songstress Sarah Slean announces her upcoming Canadian fall tour in support of her 9th studio album, Metaphysics. Metaphysics was released on April 7th via Cadence Music/Fontana North and features two CBC Radio 2 - Top 20 songs Sarah and Perfect Sky. This summer will see Sarah perform on Canada Day as part of the celebrations in Hamilton, as well as a performance at the Interstellar Rodeo in Winnipeg. On October 6th she will kick off her fall tour in Vancouver, followed by dates in Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, and Ottawa to name a few (full details below). In conjunction with the tour announcement - Sarah has released a beautiful new video, filmed on the streets of Toronto and featuring clips from PledgeMusic supporters from 5 different countries, for her song, Every Rhythm Is The Beat. "This song was inspired by my chance encounter with an extraordinary 31-year-old man on a GO Train several years ago. It ignited a two-year long correspondence," says Sarah. "And though that correspondence did not ultimately have a happy ending, it did bring into full light the incredible interconnectedness of all lives."
Watch and share the video here: https://youtu.be/GR0SK-1lebk
Sarah continues, "In the ever-changing, often bewildering maze of identity politics, we all want to figure out what groups we belong to, bear allegiance to and take refuge in… but we often forget that there’s really only one “group" in the grand scheme. We’re all distant relatives, no matter how different our bodies, creeds, colours, behaviours. We all have the same blueprint and experience consciousness via the same mysterious, sophisticated biological system… We all feel, and suffer, and love. Remembering that is enough to awaken the compassion inside all of us that today’s world can sometimes lull to sleep."
What’s The Story About Sarah Slean?
Signed to Atlantic/Warner Records at the tender age of 19, three-time Juno nominee and modern-day Renaissance woman Sarah Slean has since released 11 albums in over 10 countries worldwide - but perhaps the most astonishing aspect of her artistry is its breadth. Over her 20-year career, Slean has published two volumes of poetry, starred in short films and a movie musical (spawning two Gemini Award nominations), penned two string quartets, held numerous exhibitions of her paintings, and shared the stage with 8 of the country's professional orchestras. Classically trained from the age of 5, she routinely collaborates with cutting-edge contemporary classical ensembles like The Art of Time, and has been invited to sing world premieres by Canada's leading living composers. Citing such diverse influences as Leonard Bernstein, philosophy, Joni Mitchell, Buddhism and Bach, her music borrows aspects of cabaret, rock, pop, and orchestral: all knit together by the startling poetry of her lyrics, virtuosic piano-playing, and that voice, described by the CBC as “a 19th century Kate Bush”. In addition to headlining theatres across Canada, Sarah has also toured Europe, the US and Scandinavia and has opened internationally for such artists as Bryan Ferry, Rufus Wainwright, Alanis Morissette, Andrew Bird, Feist, Ron Sexsmith, Chris Isaak, and Buck 65. Metaphysics, her first recording in 5 years, is described as a breathtaking amalgamation of Slean’s dramatic orchestral arranging and her signature take on songwriting.
Canadian Tour Dates
July 1 - Hamilton, ON - RBC Stage at Bayfront Park (w/ Steve Strongman, Jully Black & the National Academy Orchestra of Canada
August 20 - Winnipeg, MB - Interstellar Rodeo (3:50pm)
October 6 - North Vancouver, BC - BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts
October 11 - Calgary, AB - The Grand Theatre
October 12 - Sherwood Park, AB - Festival Place
October 13 - Saskatoon, SK - Broadway Theatre
October 14 - Regina, SK - Artesian on 13th
October 17-18 - Ottawa, ON - National Art Centre - Studio Theatre
More Dates To Be Announced Soon and Orchestra Performances in 2018