After a cozy hiatus spent in Montreal writing songs and getting his seventh LP ready to rock, The Keys is about to seriously hit the road and embark in December on his fourth Greyhound-powered solo tour of the usa, hitting the East Coast and the Midwest big-time to celebrate exciting new material.
In a pre-Christmas haze of excitement, The Keys is coming to your town to deliver the Folk’n’Roll goodies in the form of a brand new album, Long Time No Sea, freshly released by awesome independent French label Another Record.
You shall find below the mad itinerary that will take the singer/songwriter on a 15-day journey having him play every single night of his trip, be it café, club, bar or house show (his trusty ol’ companion and booking agent Boyard Paris sure did a good job.) Some whispers in their beards that after touring his homecountry France (for the first time!) In February 2012, he will be back to continue his tour to promote his new album and hit the beloved South of the USA as well as the West Coast this spring, but you don’t want to believe in rumours, or do you?
Note that The Keys will be accompanied on his trip by renowned montreal film-maker Mickaël Artaut who will document his moves, talks, concerts and encounters in order to gather footage for an exciting video about Do-It-Yourself touring and recording.
The Keys’ Long Time No Sea US Tour #1: East Coast & Midwest – December 2011
Wednesday 30th – Montréal, Québec – Divan Orange w/Ben Caplan (Halifax) Raleigh (Calgary) Landon Coleman (Ottawa)
Thursday 1st – Suncook, NH – Ground Zero (w/ Matt Lindstrom, Amanda McCarthy, Getting Found, A Place In Time)
Friday 2rd – Boston, Massachussetts – The Whitehaus (w/ The Meadowlarks, Laura Jorgensen Band, Seth West)
Saturday 3rd – Providence, Rhode Island – Firehouse 13 (w/ Vudu Sister + Reverend Bastien + The Denver Boot)
Sunday 4th – Pawtucket, Rhode Island – News Cafe (w/ Matt & Mike DeCosta)
Monday 5th – Brooklyn, New York City – Trash Bar
Tuesday 6th – Manhattan, New York City – The Shrine (w/ Leslie Graves + The Ghost of Arthur James)
Thursday 8th – Baltimore, Maryland – Sidebar Tavern (w/ Sarah Rudy + Beggar’s Ride + Nancy Eddy)
Friday 9th – Wilmington, Delaware – Mojo 13 (w/ Tony Travalini & the Still Lifes, Last Hour Battle)
Saturday 10th – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – The Rock Room (w/ Broken Fences + Jenny Morgan)
Sunday 11th – Columbus, Ohio – Double Happiness (w/ Brian griffin + Fred Hartel)
Monday 12th – Muncie, Indiana – Fm Radio Show
Tuesday 13th – Muncie, Indiana – doc’s music hall
Wednesday 14th – Indianapolis, Indiana – The Melody Inn (w/ Kevin Crafton + Mars or the Moon)
Thursday 15th – Chicago, Illinois – Reggies Rock Club (w/ Brown Bag + Sticky Lupree)
Friday 16th – Saginaw, Michigan – Hamilton St. Pub