Fresh off celebrating their 15th anniversary, Canadian indie folk act Great Lake Swimmers are proud to announce a continued run of U.S. tour dates slated for February 2019. Kicking off in Michigan the tour will take them through the Midwest concluding in Columbus, Ohio. A full list of current dates can be found below. Check out for the latest routing.

Over seven albums, multiple EPs, live broadcasts, and reissues, the Toronto-based project led by singer-songwriter Tony Dekker has established itself as one a seminal indie folk act in their native Canada and beyond. The CBC has called them “a national treasure” while their music has taken them around the world, sharing a sound that is at once familiar and distinct, using the tools of folk music as the starting point to delve deeper.

Their latest full-length, ‘The Waves, The Wake’ was received to much acclaim from the likes of Noisey, Paste Magazine, Tiny Mix Tapes, and more. Abandoning the acoustic guitar, this new collection of songs sees the group branching out to include new sounds such as harp, lute, pipe organ, woodwinds, congas and marimbas, alongside the more familiar flecks and chimes of the banjo, piano, and 12-string electric guitar. Mojo dubbed them “Ambient Zen Americana” and Exclaim! has described them as a “cherished blend of folk and orchestral indie pop.”

“…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


Feb 05 – Ferndale MI @ The Loving Touch
Feb 06 – Evanston IL @ Space
Feb 09 – Milwaukee WI @ The Back Room at Colectivo Coffee
Feb 10 – Iowa City IA @ The Mill
Feb 12 – Oklahoma City OK @ The Blue Door
Feb 13 – Dallas TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall
Feb 15 – Houston TX @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Feb 16 – Austin TX @ ACL Live
Feb 17 – New Orleans LA @ Gasa Gasa
Feb 19 – Birmingham AL @ Avondale Brewing Company
Feb 20 – Decatur GA @ Eddie’s Attic
Feb 21 – Nashville TN @ The High Watt
Feb 22 – Lexington KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s
Feb 23 – Columbus OH @ Rhumba Café

Advance tickets on sale this Friday, November 16th.

Photo credit: Gaëlle Legrand