Del Barber Announces New Album 'Almanac,' Plots Canadian Tour
He'll take the new material across nine provinces this spring
Published Mar 13, 2023Americana singer-songwriter Del Barber has announced his forthcoming seventh studio album and plans to bring his new material across Canada on tour this spring.
Almanac arrives April 28 via acronym. It follows 2021's B-side collection, Stray Dogs, as well as 2019's Easy Keeper.
The singer-songwriter composed Almanac on the farm he lives on with his wife and two children, located 400 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg. He and his touring band recorded the LP in the city at No Fun Club in the span of one week alongside co-producers Grant Siemens and Scott Franchuk.
"I want my work to be seen as subtle by definition," Barber said of the album. "I want my statements to come across as questions rather than decrees or opinions. Some of these songs are descriptions of my world through my own eyes; a way of songwriting I've never felt I've done well until now. Writing Almanac felt like I had another chance. It felt like spring."
Speaking of spring, that's when the singer-songwriter will be hitting the great Canadian road with Lucette to celebrate the record (and the thaw). Kicking off in Rochedale on April 4, the run of dates will take Barber to cities in nine provinces over the course of approximately a month. The tour wraps in Dartmouth on May 6.
Shows with advance tickets are now available via Barber's website.
Watch the live performance video of "I Told You So" — the artist's latest single — below, and keep scrolling for the full album tracklist and Barber's tour itinerary.
1. Something to Say
2. Still Got You
3. I Told You So
4. One Good Year
5. Even God Almighty
6. Flash in the Pan
10. Me and Jim
12. On My Way Out the Door
Del Barber 2023 Tour Dates:
04/04 Rochedale, MB - Roots At Rusty's
04/05 Regina, SK - The Artesian
04/06 Medicine Hat, AB - Casa Amigos
04/07 Red Deer, AB - The Velvet Olive
04/08 Longview, AB - Twin Cities Saloon
04/11 Penticton, BC - Dream Cafe
04/12 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
04/13 Kelowna, BC - Red Bird Brewing
04/14 Prince George, BC - Books & Company
04/15 Demmit, AB - Community Centre
04/16 Jasper, AB - Legion Branch 31
04/17 Edmonton, AB - The Aviary
04/18 Saskatoon, SK - The Bassment
04/20 Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre
04/21 Thunder Bay, ON - Branch 5 Legion
04/23 Huntsville, ON - Legion Branch 232
04/25 London, ON - Rum Runners
04/26 Hamilton, ON - Mills Hardware
04/28 Toronto, ON - Dakota Tavern
04/29 Burnstown, ON - Neat Cafe
04/30 Ottawa, ON - Live On Elgin
05/01 Montreal, QC - Casa del Popolo
05/02 Quebec City, QC - l'Anti Bar
05/04 Fredericton, NB - Broken Record
05/06 Dartmouth, NS - The Buffalo Club