Having just completed a run of dates throughout Canada in June, the JUNO Award nominated and Polaris Music Prize shortlisted Great Lake Swimmers are ready to head back out for another run of Summer tour dates beginning August 29. Tickets for all dates are on sale Friday, July 12, 2019.  

Aug 29 – Beamsville ON – Redstone Winery
Aug 31 – Niagara Falls ON – Queen Victoria Park
Sep 21 – Saint John NB – Pepper’s Pub
Sep 23 – Moncton NB – Capitol Theatre w/ Jenn Grant
Sep 24 – Fredericton NB – The Playhouse w/ Jenn Grant
Sep 25 – Georgetown PE – Kings Playhouse
Sep 26 – Halifax NS – The Seahorse Tavern
Sep 27 – Annapolis Royal NS – King’s Theatre
Sep 29 – Sackville NB – Thunder & Lightning Ltd
Oct 01 – Quebec City QC – L’Anti Bar and Spectacles
Oct 03 – Ottawa ON – The 27 Club
Oct 05 – Grimsby ON – Station 1 Coffeehouse
Oct 06 – Napanee ON – Doghouse Studios
Oct 08 – Collingwood ON – Crow Bar & Variety
Oct 09 – Gravenhurst ON – Peter’s Players
Oct 17 – Paris ON – Dominion Telegraph Hall  

Ticket information on the SHOWS page.


“The Waves, The Wake is a beautiful achievement, rife with rich and varied instrumentation and textures, engaging vocals, and bittersweet, poignant lyrics.”  – Big Takeover  

“The shimmer that illuminate such songs as “Mouth of Flames” and “The Open Sea” are contrasted, albeit briefly, in the upbeat tick of “Alone But Not Alone” and the quiet insistence of “Side Effects,” but it’s the acapella “Visions of a Distant World” that best defines the effort overall…melodies that are both elusive and surreal.” – Paste Magazine  

“Dekker renews Great Lake Swimmers’ sound while still retaining the atmospheric singing and subtle yet intricate guitar playing that are quintessential to the band. It’s a tricky balance, but Dekker and his sprawling team of contributors pull it off with aplomb.” – Exclaim!

  “…magnificently beautiful orchestrations, this instrumentation flourishes thanks to the exquisite acoustics of the 145-year-old church in which the band recorded. Every sound resounds to its fullest potential, filling the building with magnificent auras….The Waves, The Wake is a vibrant display of Dekker and company challenging themselves, even after 15 years.” – Riff Magazine  

“…a beautiful, hypnotic track wrapped in a rich, comforting warmth…” – CBC

“’The Talking Wind’ sees a band experimenting with orchestral sounds in a novel ways, and to significant artistic effect.” – Culture Collide  

“’Alone But Not Alone’ is a breezy 60s inspired track that’s more than meets the eye” – NOISEY