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Ron Sexsmith Confirms First U.S. Tour in Seven Years

Solo shows will feature career favorites and songs from his highly anticipated new album The Vivian Line out Feb 17, 2023

Masterful singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith has confirmed his first U.S. tour since 2015. The seventeen-date solo trek will kick off in Boston on February 15, 2023, just prior to the highly-anticipated February 17 release of his new album The Vivian Line. See below for a complete list of tour dates. Throughout the run Sexsmith will sing songs from throughout his acclaimed career as well as new favorites from the forthcoming album.

The who, what, where, why and how of the album are best explained by Sexsmith himself:
“The Vivian Line is a rural route right near where we live in Stratford (Ontario). Whenever we have to get out of the city we jump on The Vivian Line and it dumps us out onto the highway. I wondered about the name when we first moved there and thought it was intriguing… it sort of represents escaping from our old life in Toronto to this new phase we’re in. And it’s also like a portal to my old life when I have to get back there. I recorded it (The Vivian Line) with Brad Jones in Nashville. (Brad played bass on 3 of my earlier records “Other Songs”, “Whereabouts” and “Blue Boy”) and it’s a very lush sounding almost baroque pop record. (a distant cousin of “Whereabouts). The songs were mostly inspired by this stage in life that I find myself in and trying to figure it all out.”

Ron Sexsmith Tour Dates
2/15 – City Winery – Boston, MA
2/16 – Stage One – Fairfield, CT
2/17 – City Winery – New York, NY
2/18 – World Café Live, Philadelphia, PA
2/19 – Jammin’ Java – Vienna, VA
2/21 – Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC
2/22 – Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC
2/24 – Eddie’s Attic – Atlanta, GA
2/25 – Bluebird Café (two shows) – Nashville, TN
2/28 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI
3/1 – City Winery – Chicago, IL
3/2 – Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI
3/3 – Dakota – Minneapolis, MN

Ron Sexsmith is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer-songwriters. Born and bred in St. Catharines, near Niagara Falls and currently resident in Stratford, Ontario, he has released 16 albums to date – Grand Opera Lane (1991), Ron Sexsmith (1995), Other Songs (1997), Whereabouts (1999), Blue Boy (2001), Cobblestone Runway (2002), Rarities (2003), Retriever (2004), Destination Unknown (2005, with Don Kerr, released as Sexsmith & Kerr), Time Being (2006), Exit Strategy Of The Soul (2008), Long Player Late Bloomer (2011), Forever Endeavour (2013), Carousel One (2015), The Last Rider (2017) and Hermitage (2020).

He has collaborated with the likes of Daniel Lanois, Mitchell Froom, Ane Brun, Tchad Blake, and Bob Rock. His songwriting appears on albums from Rod Stewart, Michael Bublé, k.d. lang, Emmylou Harris and Feist. Film-maker Doug Arrowsmith made an acclaimed documentary about Ron in 2010 called ‘Love Shines’. In 2017 Ron published his first book, a fairy tale entitled ‘Deer Life’.

Ron’s new album ‘The Vivian Line’ will be released on 17th February ’23

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