Jordan Klassen Announces Kindness Coast To Coast Tour Dates – Kelowna, April 28th

Vancouver based songwriter follows up 2010’s St. Brigid with a five song EP Kindness in advance of  full length album later in 2012 and takes the show coast to coast across Canada. Kindness was released on February 6th and tour dates are listed below.

“Klassen has a rare knack for making a song sound like nothing is missing despite vast changes in instrumental configuration between songs.” Grayowl Point

“It’s the accompanying music to slow motion running scenes through tall meadows. It’s deeply calming, an effect best produced by strings and soft male falsetto. It sounds clean. It sounds good.” Friends With Both Arms

Go To Me MP3 + Media Materials:

Jordan Klassen makes music built out of pure imagination. A truly alluring voice, laid upon beds of shimmering strings, caressed guitar, and coaxing percussion. His latest work takes such a foundation, and continues to build.

With four new songs on the physical release and a Teen Daze remix of the previously released Ask Me Not, Astronaut included on the digital version, Kindness, introduces rich and full-bodied singing alongside Jordan’s now ubiquitous falsetto. The first single from the EP, Go To Me provides a glimpse as to what his upcoming LP might sound like. The song has been critically celebrated, with calling it a “cinematic pop rocker” and Holeytonal dubbing it a “gracefully dramatic little masterpiece.”

Gracefully dramatic enough to be featured in ‘Catch .44’, an upcoming film starring Bruce Willis & Forrest Whitaker, joining other Klassen creations which have found their ways onto television series’ including USA Network’s ‘Royal Pains,’ and the upcoming iTunes version of late 90’s TV show ‘Felicity’.

It has been over a year since his 2010 release, the subdued St. Brigid EP. The spring centered album was the second in Klassen’s chronicling of the seasons, the first being Tempest & Winter, an album which put him on the map with appearances at Calgary Folk Music Festival and Rifflandia, along with a live performance on CBC Radio 1 and extensive airplay on CBC Radio 2.

After 4 years spent in Calgary where he established himself as an emerging artist, Klassen returned to British Columbia in 2010, settling into his hometown of Vancouver. The return to the west coast allowed for the fruitful collaboration with Jonathan Anderson (Aidan Knight, In Medias Res) at Buena Vista Audio where Jordan Klassen’s new material has taken shape.

Jordan Klassen Kindess Tour Dates

February 17 – Vancouver @ The Media Club with Bed of Stars & Northcote
March 15 Canmore, AB – COMMUNITEA ^
March 16 Caronport, SK – BRIERCREST COLLEGE *
March 21 Toronto, ON – The Dakota Tavern – Canadian Music Festival
March 23 Oakville, ON – HOUSE SHOW * #
March 27 London, ON – CALL THE OFFICE * #
March 28 Hamilton, ON – CASBAH LOUNGE * #
March 30 Montreal, QC – LE CAGIBI * #
March 31 Woodstock, NB – HOUSE SHOW * #
April 3 Charlottetown, PEI – BABA’S LOUNGE *
April 4 Halifax, NS – TBA * #
April 5 Quebec City, QC – TBA *
April 9 Ottawa, ON – ZAPHOD BEBBLEBROX *
April 10 Orangeville, ON – AARDVARK MUSIC *
April 12 Sudbury, ON – THE TOWNEHOUSE *
April 13 Sault Ste Marie, ON – LOPLOP LOUNGE *
April 14 Thunder Bay, ON – CROCK’S *
April 16 Winnipeg, MB – AQUABOOKS *
April 17 Brandon, MB – NORTH HILL INN *
April 18 Estevan, SK – COFFEE COMFORT *
April 19 Regina, SK – CREATIVE CITY CENTRE * %
April 20 Saskatoon, SK – LYDIA’S PUB * %
April 21 Calgary, AB – THE HUB * ^
April 22 Lethbridge, AB – THE SLICE * ^
April 23 Edmonton, AB – WUNDERBAR * ^
April 25 Nelson, BC – THE ROYAL *
April 27 Kamloops, BC – THE ART WE ARE *
April 28 Kelowna, BC – STREAMING CAFE *

* with Andy Shauf
# with The Mountains & The Trees
^ with Boreal Sons
% with Fisticuffs

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