FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jean-Paul De Roover announces “Get Up and Get Out” North American Tour
September 8th, 2014
“The mad scientist of the Thunder Bay music scene” [Exclaim! magazine] is heading back out on the road, but this time taking his music beyond the southern border.
Beginning on September 23rd, De Roover will depart for Western Canada heading as far out as Vancouver Island, BC before heading south to Long Beach, CA then back East to Austin, TX eventually heading homeward to Northwestern Ontario by November 11th. The tour is funded in part by the Ontario Arts Council.
Some highlights of the tour include stops at several festivals including the Y2K14 International Live Looping Festival (Santa Cruz, CA) the NW Loop Fes
t circuit (WA and OR), the SoCal Loop Fest (Long Beach, CA) and Nuit Blanche (Red Deer, AB). This tour will see De Roover performing solo, but adding to his existing live looping arsenal by incorporating elements from the newest album through samples as he performs at venues varying from rock clubs to house concerts with material that is sure to impress, whatever the setting.
De Roover’s professional career has seen him spending less time on the road this past year. After working on a film score for an IMAX documentary over the Fall and Winter of 2013/2014, De Roover temporarily relocated to Toronto to work with the team at Coalition Music, known for their commitment to artist development and education (as well as managing Our Lady Peace and Simple Plan to name a few). His personal life has also seen changes, having bought a house promptly after returning from Southern Ontario and getting married to Shannon Lepere, his part
ner of almost 7 years. In fact, the upcoming tour’s name comes from a lyric in the song “Hope” (from his 2013 album “Complexity in Simplicity”), whose acoustic music video will feature Lepere on guest vocals. The video will be released later this month in conjunction with the beginning of the tour.
Despite taking these considerable personal and professional strides this year, De Roover is excited to go back to the drawing board for some new recording projects. But before that happens, he’s heading back out where he belongs – on international stages.
Born in Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, De Roover was raised overseas in Africa, Asia and South America before returning to Canada in 2001. Since starting his career as a solo artist in 2007 he has had opportunities to perform at big festivals like Canadian Music Week, NXNE, as well as share stages with artists like the Beach Boys, Goo Goo Dolls, Beardyman and many, many more.
For more information on Jean-Paul De Roover or tour dates please visit www.jeanpaulderoover.com
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GET UP AND GET OUT | NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
09/19 – Thunder Bay, ON – Gargoyles Grille & Ale – Music for the Masses
09/23 – Kenora, ON – Lake of the Woods Brewing Company
09/24 – Winnipeg, MB – Le Garage Cafe
09/25 – Brandon, MB – The Elephant Room
09/26 – Edmonton, AB – The Studio
09/27 – Red Deer, AB – TBA – Nuit Blanche
09/28 – Calgary, AB – National Music Centre
09/29 – Lethbridge, AB – Owl Acoustic Lounge
09/30 – Nelson, BC – Expressions Cafe
10/01 – Kamloops, BC – The Dirty Jersey
10/02 – Vancouver, BC – The Railway Club
10/03 – Victoria, BC – Merlin’s Sun Home Theatre
10/04 – Nanaimo, BC – Corner Lounge
10/05 – Port Alberni, BC – Char’s Landing
10/06 – Whiskey Creek, BC – Lazy Mike’s House of Music
10/09 – Seattle, WA – The Royal Room – NW Loop Fest
10/10 – Seattle, WA – The Royal Room – NW Loop Fest
10/11 – Portland, OR – Analog Café & Theatre – NW Loop Fest
10/12 – Central Point, OR – Caprice Vineyards – NW Loop Fest
10/13 – Mount Shasta, CA – Mt Shasta Vet’s Club
10/15 – San Jose, CA – Anno Domini – Y2K14 International Live Looping Festival
10/17 – Santa Cruz, CA – Private Event – Y2K14 International Live Looping Festival
10/18 – San Francisco, CA – Velo Rouge
10/19 – Santa Cruz, CA – Circle Church – Y2K14 International Live Looping Festival
10/21 – Monterey, CA – The Mucky Duck
10/22 – Long Beach, CA – DiPiazza’s – SoCal Loop Fest
10/23 – Long Beach, CA – DiPiazza’s – SoCal Loop Fest
10/27 – Scottsdale, AZ – The Rogue Bar
11/01 – Fort Worth, TX – The Grotto
11/04 – Topeka, KS – The Trap Bar
11/05 – Burlington, IA – The Washington
11/08 – Mason City, IA – Coffee Cat
11/08 – Minneapolis, MN – Acadia Café
11/09 – Duluth, MN – Beaner’s Central Concert Coffeehouse
11/10 – Fort Frances, ON – Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre
11/14 – Thunder Bay, ON – The Outpost