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Matt Andersen Headed Halfway Around the World

The Canadian bluesman is hitting the road behind his upcoming studio album.

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Photo by Randolph Infinger

Award-winning Canadian soul-bluesman Matt Andersen has announced an international tour, spanning across the U.S., U.K., Europe and Canada, which will support his upcoming album release, Halfway Home by Morning (available worldwide March 22 on True North Records). The 13-song album (recorded in Nashville) captures the New Brunswick-native’s long signature and internationally celebrated sound: Sweat-soaked soul meets incendiary rhythm and blues, with full doses of heartsick folk and Americana grit mixed in for good measure.

Halfway Home by Morning will include a slew of pre-released singles, including Free Man and Quarter On The Ground, which have garnered 120,000+ streams on Spotify alone and numerous radio adds for Free Man. The most recent singles, Something To Lose, (featuring Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Amy Helm) and Better Than You Want, were released Friday, February 15.

“Amy and I have been trying for a long time for the opportunity to write together. We ended being on a tour together and found ourselves with a day off and sat down to tackle a tune. A session with my pal Ian Janes completed the song. It ended up being the last song we recorded for the album and it was definitely one of the highlights of my time in the studio. I’ll sing with Amy any time I can. She’s the real thing and always brings her own genuine and infectious joy into the room and into any song,” Andersen says.

“For the video, we had an easy and relaxed day at the Henhouse Studio in Nashville with my producer, Steve Dawson, and the band,” Andersen says of the video. “I could have sang this song all day. I really like the stripped down vibe we had on these takes. Being able to sit across from and just sing into the open air with no headphones or monitors was as real as it gets. I love that we caught that moment.”

With over 18 million views on YouTube and nearly two decades into his storied career, Andersen’s room-shaking, heart-quaking voice has won him countless awards, including two European Blues Awards, seven Maple Blues Awards, an International Blues Challenge and a JUNO Award nomination.

MATT ANDERSEN 2019 US, UK, EUROPEAN & CANADIAN TOUR
March 19 // Cologne, DE // Kulturkirche
March 20 // Utrecht, NL // TivoliVredenburg
March 22 // London, UK // Dingwalls
March 23 // Leeds, UK // Brudenell Social Club
March 24 // Glasgow, UK // The Blue Arrow
March 25 // Nottingham, UK // Bodega
March 29 // Baden, CH // Royal
March 30 // Mezzago, IT // Italian Blues River at Bloom Club
April 1 // Munich, DE // Technikum
April 2 // Hamburg, DE // Elbphilharmonie (SOLD OUT)
April 3 // Berlin, DE // Passionskirche
April 10 // Truro, NS // Marigold Cultural Centre **
April 23 // Kelowna, BC // Kelowna Community Theatre *
April 25 // Vancouver, BC // UBC Chan Centre for the Performing Arts *
April 26 // Calgary, AB // Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium *
April 27 // Edmonton, AB // Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium *
April 28 // Saskatoon, SK – Broadway Theatre *
April 29 // Winnipeg, MB // Burton Cummings Theatre *
May 2 // London, ON // London Music Hall ^
May 3 // Oshawa, ON // Regent Theatre ^
May 4 // Kitchener, ON // Centre in the Square ^
May 5 // Hamilton, ON // New Vision United Church ^
May 7 // Belleville, ON // Empire Theatre ^
May 8 // Orillia, ON // Opera House ^
May 9 // Kingston, ON // Grand Theatre Rosen Auditorium ^
May 10 // Toronto, ON // Danforth Music Hall ^
May 30 // Rouyn-Noranda, QC // Rouyn-Noranda Congress Centre Concert Hall
June 1 // Buffalo, NY // 9th Ward ^^
June 2 // Cleveland, OH // Beachland Tavern ^^
June 3 // Pittsburgh, PA // Club Cafe ^^
June 4 // Nashville, TN // City Winery ^^
June 5 // Charlotte, NC // Stage Door ^^
June 6 // Atlanta, GA // Eddie’s Attic ^^
June 7 // Asheville, NC // Isis Music Hall ^^
June 8 // Carrboro, NC // Cat’s Cradle ^^
June 9 // Vienna, VA // Jammin’ Java ^^
June 11 // Philadelphia, PA // The Locks ^^
June 12 // New York, NY // City Winery
June 13 // Ridgefield, MA // CHIRP
June 14 // Fall River, MA // Narrow’s ^^
June 15 // Boston, MA // City Winery ^^
June 16 // Portland, ME // Port City ^^
June 18 // Pictou, NS // DeCoste Performing Arts Centre #
June 19 // Moncton, NB // Casino New Brunswick #
June 20 // Summerside, PE // Harbourfront Theatre #
June 21 // Saint John, NB // Imperial Theatre #
June 22 // Halifax NS // Rebecca Cohn Auditorium #
June 29 // Montreal, QC // Montreal Jazz Festival
September 11 // Fredericton, NB // Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival
* with Wild Rivers
^ with Amy Helm
^^ with Erin Costelo
# with Bobby Bazini
** with Dave Sampson