Whitney Rose Announces Summer Tour Dates

Whitney Rose announces summer tour dates, including a string of shows with The Proclaimers + Sam Roberts 


Rose released her self-titled debut on Nov. 3 [2012] and while it’s definitely rooted in those sepia-toned classic country songs, she has a way of giving it a fresh burst of Technicolor. Whether she’s singing about summer love (“Daisies in Our Eyes”), prison love letters (“Send You Away”) or the very real pangs of being an East Coast woman whose partner has gone west for work (“East Coast Woman Blues”), Rose evokes the very best of her influences, such as Patsy Cline, Kitty Wells or Emmylou Harris, while at the same time sounding completely fresh. – Jesse Kinos-Goodin (CBC music) 

Rose has a strong voice with a retro feel, a la Patsy Cline, and she proves herself a promising songwriter too. Not since Lori Yates has the Queen West scene produced such an authentic country voice. – Kerry Doole (New Canadian Music) 

Since releasing her debut record to rave reviews in November 2012, Whitney Rose’s name has been slowly seeping throughout the country, winning over fans in every nook and cranny of Canada both east and west. After touring extensively co-headlining with The Devin Cuddy Band, she now finds herself hitting the road once again, first with label mates and recent Cameron House Records signing Jane’s Party backing her on the east coast, and then walking with The Proclaimers for more than 500 miles west. The western tour also includes a date opening for Sam Roberts in Kelowna B.C.

This summer, Rose is slated to share bills with the likes of Dwight Yoakam, Reba McEntire, Kenny Chesney, The Dixie Chicks, Michelle Wright, Doc Walker, and many more at various festivals. In Toronto, she’ll be playing the main stage at the Canadian National Exhibition. The east coast tour is highlighted by the return home to her native Prince Edward Island, where she will be playing at The Cavendish Beach Country Music Festival.
Rose will act as a burst of fresh air with her new take on old school sounds. Blue Rodeo’s Bazil Donovan, who co-produced her debut album agrees, stating: “The reason I was drawn to Whitney was because she was playing real legitimate 1960’s era country music, because there is none of that around on the radio anymore – there’s nobody that I know of that is making honest…what I call real country music. When I heard her songs, I heard what she was doing, I went hey – that’s real country music and I’m glad somebody’s interested in it.”

Here are the summer tour dates:

Friday June 28th – TORONTO – The Cadillac Lounge – 10pm
Tour send off show with The Rattlesnake Choir

Saturday June 29th – Calabogie, ON – Calabogie Country Music Festival
w. Kira Isabella + more

Sunday June 30th – Wakefield, QC – The Blacksheep Inn
w. Dustin Bentall and The Smokes

Friday July 5, 2013 – Saint John, NB – Taco Pica – 10pm

Saturday July 6th – Cavendish, PEI – Cavendish Beach Music Festival
w. Dwight Yoakam, Kenny Chesney, Dixie Chicks, Michelle Wright + more

Monday July 8th – Parsborro, NS –  Ships Company Theatre – 8pm

Tuesday July 9, 2013 – Fredericton, NB – Cedar Tree Café – 7:30pm

Wednesday July 10, 2013 – Moncton, NB – Plan B – 9:00pm

Thursday July 11, 2013 – Charlottetown, PE – The Factory –

Friday July 12, 2013 – Bridgewater, NS – Topsil Lounge –
w. Ryan Cook

Saturday July 13, 2013 – Riverport, NS – Old Confidence Lodge –
w. Ryan Cook

Sunday July 14, 2013 – Halifax, NS – Carleton – 9pm
w. Ryan Cook

Monday July 15th- Victoria, PEI – Victoria Playhouse
w. Nudie

Wednesday July 24th – Toronto – The Rivoli – 9pm
w. David Ramirez

Thursday August 1st – Toronto – Toronto Botanical Gardens – 7pm

Friday August 16 – Toronto, ON – CNE Bandshell Mainstage*
free show

Monday August 19 – Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks*

Tuesday August 20 – Wabigoon, ON – Pappy’s Cafe – 8pm

Wednesday August 21 – Winnipeg, MB – McPhillips Station Casino*

Thursday August 22 – Saskatoon, SK – The Odeon*

Friday August 23 – Edmonton, AB – Century Casino*

Saturday August 24 – Calgary, AB – Deerfoot Casino*

Sunday August 25 – Kelowna, BC – Cedar Creek Estate Winery
w. Sam Roberts

Monday August 26 – Kamloops, BC – Blue Grotto*

Tuesday August 27 – Cranbrook, BC – Key City Theatre*

Here is a video of Whitney performing East Coast Woman Blues with Jane’s Party in support of the Eastern Tour.

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