(Screenshot of Siobhan Williams from “Italy” Video

Award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Hawksley Workman has announced Canadian and European tour dates in support of his latest album Median Age Wasteland. The Canadian tour includes stops in Vancouver, Regina, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg. See the full routing below.

In anticipation, a beautiful new video for the heartfelt song “Italy” which features Amy Milan from Stars debuts today. The video was created and conceptualized by acclaimed director and producer Steve Bays (Workman’s partner-in-crime in Mounties) and actor Siobhan Williams (Heartland, Adventures in Public School, Welcome to Marwen) who also stars in the video.

Says Bays who has produced several
videos with Workman over the years, “I wanted this
video to be about the beauty of those rare moments when we allow ourselves to
be truly present. I feel like Hawksley’s lyrics have somehow, over the years,
seeped into my subconscious and taught me to see the beauty in the minutia of
the day to day…family, nature, love…the important things that somehow get
pushed to the back of our priority list in the modern age.”

It has been a busy year for Workman,
who took his melodies across the country this spring meanwhile composing the
soundtrack for an iconic new production at the Stratford Festival that runs until November
. The
Neverending Story
is based on the novel by Michael Ende,
adapted by David S. Craig, and directed by Jillian Keiley. About the
production, The Globe and
raves, “For those who grew up with the movie on VHS (and
now may have their own kids to bring to the theatre), Keiley has shamelessly
tapped into that eighties nostalgia by commissioning a fun electro-pop
soundtrack (complete with theme song) from Hawksley Workman that draws on the
sounds of that era’s video games.” Stream
the theme song “May Your Story Never End”

While this is his Stratford debut,
Workman is no stranger to theatre, having co-written and performed in an award winning one-man cabaret theatre show called The God That Comes. The 2013
and drew positive critical reviews and sold-out crowds. The God That Comes also
quickly gained international attention including successful runs at the
Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, New Zealand Festival,
and the Arhus Festival in Denmark.

His latest album Median Age Wasteland showcases
Workman’s hooky yet innovative melodic approach, authentic songwriting, and
good old-fashioned, and unedited musicianship. The modern day troubadour wrote and recorded his latest LP
following a recent move from Northern Ontario to Montreal, produced by The Dears frontman
and creative genius, Murray Lightburn. There’s no lipstick,
literal or figurative – just the purity of loving, loathing, and living. With Median Age Wasteland he’s
leading listeners through the figurative looking glass for as clear an image of
his true self as we’ve ever been allowed. “I’ve always had this constant hunger
to innovate, reevaluate what I do, and keep remaking it to confuse myself and
maybe confuse my audience,” Workman admits. “This time, I’m just committing to
writing focused and honest songs, which feels like the most interesting thing I
can do right now.”

Canadian Tour Dates:

Nov 2 – Hamilton Central Library
(Supercrawl) – Hamilton, ON Tickets

Nov 4 – Aeolian Hall – London, ON Tickets

Nov 7 – Old Town Hall – Bayfield, ON

Nov 8 – Hockley Hall – Mono, ON Tickets

Nov 14 – Tidemark Theatre – Campbell
River, BC Tickets

Nov 17 – Imperial Theatre –
Vancouver, BC Tickets

Nov 18 – Dream Caf ,
Penticton, BC

Nov 19 – Spiritbar –
Nelson, BC Tickets

Nov 23 – Southminster
United – Lethbridge, AB

Nov 28 – Dekker Centre – North
Battleford, SK (on sale June 26)

Nov 29 – The Exchange – Regina, SK Tickets

Nov 30 – Broadway Theatre –
Saskatoon, SK Tickets

Dec 1 – Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB Tickets

European Tour Dates:

Sep 10 – Lille Ole Bull – Bergen,
Norway Tickets

Sep 11 – Krosset – Oslo, Norway Tickets

Sep 12 – St. Pancras Old Church –
London, UK Tickets

Sep 14 – Theatre de l’Oeuvre –
Paris, FR Tickets

Sep 18 – Le Bijou – Toulouse, FR Tickets

Sep 19 – Le Bijou – Toulouse, FR Tickets

Sep 21 + 22 – Clonakilty International Guitar Festival – Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland

About Hawksley Workman

A staple of the Canadian arts scene for over 20 years, Workman boasts a catalogue of 16 solo releases showcasing his now signature blend of anthemic folk and cabaret pop with show-stopping vocals and sonic textures ranging from subtle electronica to blazing rock. The accolades amassed include JUNO nods and wins and widespread critical acclaim. As a producer, his fingerprints grace releases by JUNO and Polaris Prize nominees and winners like Tegan and Sara, Sarah Slean, Serena Ryder, Hey Rosetta!, and Great Big Sea. He’s also penned melodies with a myriad of artists, from Oscar award winning Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose, Inception) to French rock icon Johnny Hallyday. Hawksley’s touring career has seen him play nearly a thousand shows worldwide. He’s headlined prestigious venues like Massey Hall in Toronto and The Olympia in Paris.

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