Alan Doyle – one of Canada’s most treasured musicians – will embark on an extensive tour of Canada in 2020, kicking off a 34-date run on February 19 in Moose Jaw. A full list of dates can be found below. Doyle will be touring with his powerhouse 6-piece band and special guest Kelly Prescott.
Every ticket purchased comes with a physical copy of Doyle’s forthcoming EP, Rough Side Out, (available February 14, 2020) and one dollar from each ticket sold for this show will go to support the A Dollar A Day Foundation. Every dollar collected goes directly into the hands of proven Mental Health and Addictions programs across the country, to help with such issues as the opioid crisis in Vancouver and homelessness in St. John’s.
Last week, Doyle released a brand new song, “We Don’t Wanna Go Home,” featuring country star Dean Brody.
“‘We Don’t Wanna Go Home’ is about the greatest night of your life being interrupted by the tolling of the last call bell at the pub. The speakers in the song cry the most desperate plea to the publican to keep the place open for at least one more round,” Doyle says.
Doyle co-wrote the song with Donovan Woods and Todd Clark. Doyle and Brody reunite again, having previously released the song “Soggy Bottom Waters” from Brody’s 2016 album Beautiful Freakshow, and “It’s Friday” from 2012’s Dirt.
“I am so glad the stars aligned and we got together with a bunch of pals to sing and shout ‘We Don’t Wanna Go Home.’”
Adds Brody: “I’m excited to be doing another big, pre-game, country anthem with Alan. I had so much fun working on ‘Friday’ with him, and this new single represents all the things we all love about Alan as a human, as an artist, and the Atlantic Canada lifestyle in general. I hope this single makes people want to get their best friends together, order a round, and celebrate the people and places that have made them who they are!”
The songwriter, producer, actor and author is a 12-time JUNO Award nominee for his solo material and work with his iconic band Great Big Sea. In 2018, he was awarded the Order of Canada for his contributions to the musical traditions of Newfoundland and for his commitment to numerous charitable initiatives.
Doyle comes to National Arts Centre Southam Hall on March 28.