Hayden’s ‘Everything I Long For’ 20th anniversary tour extended

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Toronto’s Hayden has announced plans to bring his acclaimed ‘Everything I Long For’ 20 solo tour to four American cities (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Brooklyn and Chicago) this November, following dates taking him across Canada through the Fall. For the newly announced dates, the album will be made available as a limited edition teal-coloured vinyl, through his own Hardwood Records.

Ticket links for all shows are available on the tour page at wasteyourdaysaway.com and are sale on Friday (tomorrow) at 10am local times. 

Monday, November 14, San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
Wednesday, November 16, Los Angeles, CA @ Largo
Tuesday, November 29, Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust
Thursday, December 1, Chicago, IL @ Schubas

EILF20 Almost Everything from Hardwood Records on Vimeo.

To many, ‘Everything I Long For’ is a classic record, a coming-of-age debut album (which was recently awarded Gold status in Canada) that kick-started a long, prolific, and storied career for one of Canada’s most respected songwriters. On its 20th anniversary, Hayden acknowledged the critical role that ‘Everything I Long For’ played in not only his life as a musician but in the unexpected life it took among music fans who still celebrate its influence more than two decades later.

“Because making new music is always my priority, and I’m suspicious of nostalgia, looking back twenty years was a reluctant experiment,” Hayden explains. “However, after completing those first shows in April and putting the re-issue together, I realized that not only did I really enjoy doing it but that this era of my music has special significance to a certain group of people. This process has not only been my way of comprehending that impact but it’s been a way for me to say thank you for supporting me for all these years.”

Over the course of more than twenty years, Hayden has written and recorded 8 full-length albums and a series of EP and singles, most of which were self-produced and recorded in his own home studio.

The EILF20 solo tour kicks off in Halifax, NS on September 21, ending in Chicago, IL on December 1 (full list of dates below). The tour, which Exclaim! rated 9/10, will see Hayden performing much of the album – including material rarely (if never) previously performed live – as well as songs from throughout his extensive and acclaimed recording career.

In addition, plans for the annual benefit concert Dream Serenade at Toronto’s historic Massey Hall, a concert curated and presented by Hayden and his wife Christie Greyerbiehl, in support of Toronto children with developmental disabilities and their families and caregivers, have been announced for October 22, 2016 and will feature Broken Social Scene, Dan Mangan, Amy Millan (Stars), Barenaked Ladies and more.

EILF20 tour dates

Wednesday, September 21, Halifax, NS @ St. Matthew’s Church
Thursday, September 22, St John’s, NF @ George Street United Church
Saturday, September 24, Montreal, PQ @ Ukrainian Federation Hall
Tuesday, September 27, Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
Wednesday, September 28, Saskatoon, SK @ Broadway Theatre
Thursday, September 29, Regina, SK @ Artesian on the 13th
Friday, September 30, Edmonton, AB @ Myer Horowitz Theatre
Saturday, October 1, Calgary, AB @ The Grand Theatre
Tuesday, October 4, Vancouver, BC @ St. James Community Square
Wednesday, October 5, Victoria, BC @ Alix Goolden Hall
Saturday, October 22, Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall (as part of 
Dream Serenade)
Monday, November 14, San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
Wednesday, November 16, Los Angeles, CA @ Largo
Tuesday, November 29, Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust
Thursday, December 1, Chicago, IL @ Schubas

Tickets for all newly announced U.S. shows go on sale Friday, September 9. Check out wasteyourdaysaway.com for more information.