Bahamas Announce 2014 November European Tour

Bahamas Announce 2014 November European Tour

Ahead of the release of new album Bahamas Is Afie, out August 18th on Brushfire/Island Records, Bahamas today announce a major European tour. The Toronto-based artist will tour Europe in November, playing five UK dates, including London's The Borderline, before heading into mainland Europe for shows eight further countries:
Bahamas European Tour, November 2014
Sat 15th            Leeds, Brudenell Games Room
Sun 16th              Manchester, The Deaf Institute
Tues 18th             Mon 17th             Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge

Brighton, Proud Cabaret
Weds 19th              London, The Borderline
Fri 21st             Amsterdam, Bitterzoet
Sat 22nd             Paris, Fleche d'Or          
Sun 23rd             Brussels, The Rocket House          
Mon 24th             Zurich, Kinski
Weds 26th             Berlin, Privatclub
Thurs 27th             Copenhagen, Loppen
Fri 28th             Oslo, John Dee
Sat 29th              Stockholm, Stacken          
Tickets on sale Friday July 18th

Bahamas Is Afie is the first self-produced album from Bahamas, aka Afie Jurvanen, and follows 2012's acclaimed Barchords, described by The Observer as "a warm, sun-dappled record with an appealing snag of heartache". Jurvanen sought to create and produce a more developed arrangement of strings, brass, winds, orchestral percussion, and chamber choruses on Bahamas Is Afie. Prior to this record, Jurvanen's releases have all been sparsely recorded bedroom records with this new album marking a transition to a more complex and fully arranged collection of music.
After touring internationally with Feist for three years and returning home with a large backlog of new compositions, Afie recorded Bahamas' 2009 debut Pink Strat. The record was nominated for Canada's Juno Award and the Polaris Music Prize (Mercury Prize equivalent). Bahamas hit the road for two years after the release, touring with artists such as Wilco and Robert Plant. The follow-up, Barchords, was nominated for two Juno Awards including Adult Alternative Album of the Year and Songwriter of The Year and was named Best Singer/Songwriter Album of 2012 by iTunes.