Western Canadian Tour Dates Starting On September 20th
For Immediate Release: August 26, 2014
(Vancouver, BC) - Vancouver Island-based singer-songwriter WiL is set to release his 5th studio album 'El Paseo' on September 30th through Cordova Bay Records.
In support of the new album, the lead single, ‘Make Make', is available for free digital download via WiL’s official mobile app for a limited time. WiL’s app was developed through Volu.me, a Toronto-based company specializing in mobile apps for bands. Volu.me works with numerous artists including City and Colour, Tegan and Sara, The Sheepdogs, Hedley, and Wintersleep. Fans can download WiL’s free app from Volu.me/WiL for access to free-giveaways, album news and tour information, including WiL's upcoming Western Canadian Tour dates starting on September 20th.
Listen to WiL - 'Make Make':
When it came time to record his 5th studio album, roots-rocker Wil Mimnaugh (WiL) had several songs at the ready, including 'Roam' which featured in the flagship video for Travel Alberta’s award-winning campaign,‘Remember to Breathe’ with over 3 million YouTube views. With a desire to produce the album himself, WiL enlisted the aide of studio engineer, multi-instrumentalist and owner of Poplar Sound Studio, Jayme Langen. They recorded the track, 'Hold Me On', in a 3-day recording session that cemented their collective wish to forge ahead.
The only thing left to do was to find the funds to record the rest of the album, which was achieved using a crowd-funding platform called FANPUSH. WiL’s legion of devoted fans met his funding goal in a matter of days, leaving WiL both humbled and inspired to write a few more songs, eventually settling on 11 tracks, all told.
“These songs just came pouring out of me; they are some of the best I feel I have ever written to date and I'm so grateful that I am now able to record these songs and put the best of what we got on the new record,” says WiL. “Was it a labour of love? Yes, absolutely, and I’m proud of the outcome. Like my career there’s no certainty; of fame, of money, of anything really – I’m just in it for the ride (with my gal, of course). It’s bloody scary and thrilling, dark and bright, wondrous and wicked. It's a roller coaster ride. That’s why this album is called 'El Paseo' – it means ‘The Ride’ in Spanish.”
Whether it’s speaking to WiL’s masterful, passionate, string-breaking live performance, his music career or the songs themselves, all are guaranteed to deliver one hell of a ride. 'El Paseo' will be released on September 30, 2014 through Cordova Bay Records with Western Canadian Tour Dates starting on September 20th. The full tour schedule is listed below. Please visit: ibreakstrings.com or download the mobile app via Volu.me/WiL for the most up-to-date tour listings.
WiL - 'EL PASEO' TRACK LISTING RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 30th, 2014 (Cordova Bay/Fontana North) 1. Hold Me On 2. El Paseo 3. You Know I Do 4. There Is 5. A Whoo Hoo 6. Make Make 7. Morning Sun 8. Look Around 9. Summer Song 10. Brother 11. Roam
WiL WESTERN CANADIAN TOUR DATES September 20 - Errington, BC @ Errington Hall (CD Release Concert) September 26 - Nanaimo, BC @ Port Theatre (opening for Burton Cummings) October 2 - Kamloops, BC @ On The Rocks Pub & Grill October 3 - Cochrane, AB @ Legacy Guitar & Coffee October 4 - Canmore, AB @ Mount Engadine Lodge October 6 - Calgary, AB @ Ironwood Stage & Grill October 7 - Calgary, AB @ Ironwood Stage & Grill October 9 - Edmonton, AB @ The Artery October 10 - Saskatoon, SK @ Village Guitar & Amp Co. October 11 - Red Deer, AB @ The Vat October 12 – Canmore, AB @ The Drake October 15 - Kelowna, BC @ Minstrel Cafe October 16 - Vancouver, BC @ Fan Club October 17 - Chilliwack, BC @ Bozzini's October 18 - Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar October 25 - Cumberland, BC @ The Waverly
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