Vancouver artist Geoff Berner will be playing a series of live gigs around Canada in order to promote a live gig in Norway. Odd as it may seem, it's the truth. Berner and his band will play a total of 18 dates in Canada supporting 'Live In Oslo', a live album recorded in Norway. The tracks of 'Live In Oslo' are taken from a single night in May 2003, in a place where Berner is at the height of his popularity.
Berner's upcoming tour of his native country has been split into two parts. First he and his band will tackle the western side of the country with 12 dates in September, two of them taking place in Vancouver. Then late October will see Berner play 6 gigs in the east of Canada, including two performances in the Maritimes.
After Berner finishes up his Canadian tour, it's only fitting that he's heading back to Norway to tour the country once again. Although Canada is his birth home, Norway is Berner's adoptive home. It's the country that he's had the biggest musical success in – he's toured it 5 times in just 4 years. With his fall tour of Canada, maybe Berner will be able to create the same kind of success in his native land.
Geoff Berner's upcoming dates:
September 16 Calgary, AB – The Ironwood
September 17 Calgary, AB – U of C (afternoon)
September 17 Lethbridge, AB – The Starlight Lounge
September 18 Edmonton, AB – The Sidetrack
September 19 Regina, SK – The Exchange
September 20 Winnipeg, MB – Times Change
September 21 Saskatoon, SK – Amigo's
September 22 Nanton, AB – The Auditorium Hotel
September 23 Fernie, BC – Art Station
September 24 & 25 Vancouver, BC – The Railway Club
September 26 Victoria, BC – Logan's
October 22 Halifax, NS – Ginger's
October 25 Charlottetown, PEI – Baba's Lounge
October 27 Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo
October 28 Wakefield, QC – The Black Sheep Inn
October 29 Toronto, ON – Oasis
October 30 Guelph, ON – Caf» Aquarius
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt