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Friday, 19 May 2017

Massive Eutopean Autumn #Tour for @leifvollebekk #twinsolitude


 Photo Credit Jessie McCall


After sold-out headlining concerts in New York City, Montreal, Boston, Philadelphia, Ottawa, Toronto and more, plus an amazing 5 week tour this Spring with Gregory Alan Isakov, boasting nearly sold-out shows each night, Montreal singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Leif Vollebekk is happy to continue the Twin Solitude journey with summer festival dates across Canada and Europe and a fall European headlining tour in November.

Vollebekk will be taking part in many iconic festivals such as Les Inrocks in France; Best Kept Secret in Netherlands; Hurricane & Southside in Germany; FEQ, Vancouver Folk, Calgary Folk and Osheaga in Canada and more, before headlining concerts in ten countries across Europe in November. See full listing below.

Twin Solitude has been met with accolades from critics all over the world including NPR, The Fader, Uncut, Paste Magazine, Rolling Stone France, The Sunday Times Culture, Boston Globe, The Globe and Mail and more, plus radio play across Europe and North America, playlisting on Spotify’s New Music Friday in twelve countries as well as appearing on Spotify’s Viral Chart week of release in the United States and the United Kingdom. 

Vollebekk wrote the ten-song ‘Twin Solitude’ while re-calibrating from a creatively taxing period on the road, a time where his own songs just didn’t feel right to him. He began to find beauty in the everyday vignettes that made up his life at home and on the road: finding inspiration in a bike ride, a Moog synthesizer, an untuned guitar, a Nick Drake record. 


"Devastatingly beautiful" - NPR Songs We Love

"It's an invitation to travel - to the cobblestones of old Montreal on a bicycle, to the expanse of Montana in the back of a family car, to the Pacific coast in Vancouver, to Iceland, to Paris - and to the darkest corners of your heart." - World Cafe

"The album exudes a meditative joy"  - The Village Voice

"It’s his best work yet. Take a look at him now." - The Globe and Mail

"A collection of gorgeous, spacious, piano-led melancholia." - The Boston Globe

"Passionate Broken Social Scene-adjacent melodies wrapped in a casual, jammy atmosphere." – The Fader

"Lovely, soulful and spare." - Brooklyn Vegan

“Rarely simple, Twin Solitude is a striking display of Leif Vollebekk's talent and heart. 8/10” - Exclaim!

4 stars - Le Droit

Listen/Order “Twin Solitude” online here >> 

Watch the “Elegy” + “All Night Sedans”  videos here >>

Tour Dates:

05/12/17 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern

05/13/17 - St. Louis, MO @ Firebird

05/14/17 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar

05/16/17 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe

05/18/17 - Rochester, NY @ Historic German House

05/30/17 - Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse

05/31/17 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

06/01/17 - Decatur, GA @ Eddie’s Attic

06/02/17 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight

06/03/17 - Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java

06/15/17 - Paris, France @ Les Inrocks Festival

06/16/17 - Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival

06/17/17 - Copenhagen, DK @Komos Festival

06/18/17 - Duisburg, DE @ Traumzeit Festival

06/23-25/17 - Scheessel, DE @ Hurricane Festival

06/23-25/17 - Neuhausen Ob Eck , DE @ Southside Festival

07/12/17 - Quebec City, QC @ Festival d’été de Québec

07/15/17 - Vancouver, BC @ Vancouver Folk Music Festival

07/22/17 -Baie Saint-Paul, QC @ Le Festif!

07/27/17 - Calgary, AB @ Calgary Folk Festival

08/04/17 - Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music & Arts Festival

08/31/17 - Vlieland, NL @ Into The Great Wide Open Festival

09/07/17 - Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute*

09/08/17 - Newcastle, UK @ Cluny 2*

09/09/17 - Glasgow, UK @ CCA*

11/01/17 - Cologne, DE @ Blue Shell

11/02/17 - Hamburg, DE @ Nochtspeicher

11/04/17 - Oslo, NO @ Krøsset

11/05/17 - Stockholm, SE @ Obaren

11/06/17 - Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervick

11/09/17 - Berlin, DE @ Privatclub

11/10/17 - Munich, DE @ Hauskonzerte

11/11/17 - Zurich, CH @ Bogen F

11/13/17 - Antwerp, BE @ Trix

11/14/17 - Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet

11/15/17 - Nijmegen, NL @ Merelyn

11/16/17 - Luxembourg, LU @ Rotondes

11/18/17 - Brighton, UK @ The Hope and Ruin

11/19/17 - Bristol, UK @ Louisiana

11/21/17 - London, UK @ Moth Club

11/22/17 - Birmingham, UK @ Sunflower Lounge

11/23/17 - Manchester, UK @ Gullivers

11/24/17 - Glasgow, UK @ Garage (Attic Bar)

*Supporting Margaret Glaspy

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