Inspired songwriter Gord Downie will be performing his way across the United States with a series of tour dates in March and April. In addition, Downie has been announced as part of the prestigious Coachella line-up, playing Sunday, April 17th, the third and final day of the already sold-out desert fest.
As the lead singer of The Tragically Hip, Downie this time returns as Gord Downie and the Country of Miracles. A mélange of rock influenced by folk and country, his third solo album, The Grand Bounce, was produced by Death Cab For Cutie’s Chris Walla, and scheduled to be released by Cobraside on March 22nd. Downie’s charismatic thirteen album tracks appropriately shine and have already gathered praise, eliciting the description “sonic weirdness [that] hovers around the edges of a series of accessible songs,” from Toronto’s National Post.
The release will be in conjunction with the first round of touring alongside City And Colour, which kicks off at the El Rey in Los Angeles, leading into a headline run with Coachella sandwiched in between.
GORD DOWNIE TOUR DATES
March 22 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ El Rey Theatre*
March 29 – Chicago, Ill. @ Park West*
March 31 – New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall*
April 11 – Seattle, Wash. @ Tractor Tavern
April 12 – Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir Lounge
April 14 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Café Du Nord
April 17 – Indio, Calif. @ Coachella
April 21 – Rochester, N.Y. @ The German House Theater
April 22 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Magic Bag
April 23 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall
April 28 – South Burlington, Vt. @ Higher Ground
April 29 – Boston, Mass. @ Johnny D’s
April 30 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom
* In support of City and Colour