× New LP "Time Out For Tomorrow" for Jerry Leger & The Situation plus spring European tour announced

New LP "Time Out For Tomorrow" for Jerry Leger & The Situation plus spring European tour announced

20-11-2019

Jerry Leger has a thing for ghosts. The Toronto singer/songwriter confirmed it a couple of years ago when he went on a personal journey to explore many of Ontario’s largely unknown ghost towns, having been inspired by the writings of historian Ron Brown. Leger has immortalized one of those towns, Burchell Lake, on his new album   containing 10 portraits of the impermanence of life, love, or simply catching a glimpse of a shooting star. Yet, other ghosts reside much deeper in Leger’s songs. Whether they’re the voices of Roy Orbison, Lou Reed, Gene Clark, Rick Danko or Ronnie Lane, they naturally complement the universal truths at the core of Jerry Leger’s music, along with his undying faith in rock ‘n roll as a way for all people to find common ground.

Time Out For Tomorrow continues Jerry Leger’s run of consistently high output and displays the finely honed artistic vision that has been evident since 2005 when, at age 19, he released the first of nine studio albums, along with three more with his side projects The Del-Fi’s and The Bop-Fi’s. It’s added up to a body of work that was recently celebrated with the European-only compilation Too Broke To Die, aimed at Leger’s growing fan base in Europe.

Most of those listeners didn’t discover Leger until his 2014 album Early Riser, his first with Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies handling production duties, as well as the first to be released on the Junkies’ label, Latent Recordings. The combination of Timmins’ capture-the-moment production aesthetic and the Rolling Thunder-esque chemistry of Leger’s longtime band The Situation (plus a few special guests) now appears unbeatable. And although Time Out For Tomorrow may not be as expansive as Leger’s previous Timmins-produced effort, the acclaimed 2017 double album Nonsense And Heartache, its more concentrated dose of everything Leger does best is just as potent.

Songwriters such as Ron Sexsmith, Doug Paisley and outlets such as Rolling Stone, PopMatters and the Toronto Star have sung Leger’s praises:
"Jerry Leger has that spark in him that all the great songwriters have. He's the real deal." - Ron Sexsmith
"Time Out for Tomorrow has the compelling stories and great energy that I've come to rely on from this talented and prolific songwriter. Take the time to listen to Jerry Leger!" - Doug Paisley

In April and May Jerry Leger & The Situation roll out of a European tour to promote Time Out For Tomorrow:

08/04: Solingen, NL - Cobra
09/04: Hengelo, NL - Metropool º
10/04: Arnhem, NL - Luxor Live º
22/04: London, UK - The Green Note
23/04: Glasgow, UK - Broadcast
24/04: Hull, UK - O'Rileys
25/04: Stockport, UK - Roman Lakes
26/04: Winchester, UK - The Railway Inn (Attic)
29/04: Örebro, SWE - STÅ Pinxtos
30/04: Stockholm, SWE - Snotty Seaside
01/05: Ringebu, NO - Arnemoen Gård
02/05: Trondheim, NO - Moskus
03/05: Oslo, NO - Krøsset
05/05: Recklinghausen, DE - Creative Outlaws
06/05: Eindhoven, NL - Rozenknopje
07/05: Groningen, NL - Der Aa-Theater
09/05: Houffalize, BE - Music Lodge La Truite d'Argent
10/05: Utrecht, NL - Café De Stad

w/ Ben Miller Band

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