Toronto’s Hayden with release his 8th album entitled ‘Hey Love’ on March 24 via Arts & Crafts. Take a listen to the initial single, Nowhere We Cannot Go via Soundcloud below.
From the arresting low register of his 1996 arrival, ‘Everything I Long For,’ through the enigmatic ‘Skyscraper National Park’ (2001), and the steadfastly fragile ‘Elk-Lake Serenade’ (2004), Toronto’s Hayden has woven one of the most consistent through-lines of musical narratives imaginable, leading his audience through a scrapbook of downtimes fought and resolved, love lost and love solved. ‘Hey Love’ is a snapshot of this relationship: Hayden at his most prolific, and perhaps Hayden at his most celebrated.
‘Hey Love’ arrives only two years after his last release, on the inspiration of Dream Serenade: Hayden and wife Christie Greyerbiehl’s inaugural benefit for Toronto’s Beverley St. School for developmentally disabled children (October 2014 at Massey Hall). The album was performed and produced almost entirely by Hayden at his Toronto home studio, Skyscraper National Park with contributions from his live band featuring Jay McCarrol, Taylor Knox, and JJ Ipsen.
The foursome hits the road with Dan Mangan + Blacksmith in February to support ‘Hey Love’ – full list of tour dates are below.
Canadian tour dates:
Feb 18 Halifax, NS – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium^
Feb 19 Fredericton, NB – The Fredericton Playhouse^
Feb 20 Quebec City, QC – Imperial#
Feb 21 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre^
Feb 24 Kingston, ON – Grand Theatre^
Feb 26 London, ON – London Music Hall^
Feb 27 Ottawa, ON – Theatre at NAC^
Feb 28 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall#
Mar 01 Guelph, ON – River Run Centre^
Mar 05 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick^
Mar 06 Saskatoon, SK – O’Brians Event Centre^
Mar 07 Regina, SK – Darke Hall^
Mar 09 Banff, AB – Eric Harvie Theatre^
Mar 10 Calgary, AB – Jack Singer Concert Hall^
Mar 11 Edmonton, AB – Francis Winspear Centre for Music^
Mar 13 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre^
Mar 14 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre^
^ – w/ Dan Mangan + Blacksmith and Astral Swans
# – w/ Dan Mangan + Blacksmith