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Iconic Newfoundland singer-songwriter, best-selling author, actor, and recent appointee to the Order of Canada, Alan Doyle announced that he will embark on a forty-five-stop North American tour in 2018 to support his third solo album, A Week at the Warehouse. The album’s release is on October 13, 2017.
A Week at the Warehouse was recorded live off the floor with Doyle’s band and legendary producer Bob Rock at the helm. The album is chockablock with country-tinged, radio-ready tunes that carry Doyle’s signature blend of traditional and modern flavors. The rock band Payola$ is celebrated with a cover of “Forever Light Will Shine,” which includes a guest vocal from none other than Paul Hyde. The album’s first single, the call-to-the-campfire salvo “Summer Summer Night,” was released in June of this year, with a second to follow.
Doyle was the lead singer of the iconic Canadian band Great Big Sea, known for fusing traditional Newfoundland music with its own pop sensibilities. The group’s nine albums, double-disc hits retrospective, and two DVD releases have all been declared Gold or Platinum and have sold a combined 1.2 million copies in Canada. Doyle’s third solo album continues to cement his reputation as one of Canada’s most treasured musicians and storytellers. In Doyle’s words, “I always want people to have the greatest night of their life when the house lights go down.”
He can rock with the best of them, but Doyle also showed his sensitive side, and ever the master storyteller, he told some of the tall tales behind his best-loved tunes.