Halifax’s Ben Caplan is heading over to Europe for the fifth time this fall.
The massive tour will see him hitting the Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, Poland, and Belgium. In October, he’ll join Norwegian folk/pop band Katzenjammer for dates in the UK before heading back to his home and native land for a special performance with Symphony Nova Scotia.
Caplan is coming off a summer of extensive touring including dates at NxNE, Summerfest in Milwaukee as well as Munich’s Tollwood Festival. He took a brief break to film a video for the track ‘Conduit’ at Toronto’s Cuppa Coffee Studios. Caplan launched a campaign through PledgeMusic and reached the $2500 goal within a month. The video will feature custom-built, miniature world seen through the eyes of an equally tiny train.
He was named 2012 ECMA Buzz Band at the East Coast Music Awards this year.
For an idea of what to expect, check out this video of him performing ‘Down To The River’ for Live in Bellwoods and catch him on the dates below the vid.
Sept 1 @ Roodehaan, WARFHUIZEN, NL
Sept 2 @ Abbey Sessions, THORN, NL
Sept 2 @ Effenaar Tuin, EINDHOVEN, NL (**Branded Zand Festival)
Sept 5 @ Paradiso, AMSTERDAM, NL
Sept 6 @ Simplon, GRONINGEN, NL
Sept 7 @ VLIELAND, NL (**Into the Great Wide Open)
Sept 8 @ Patronaat, HAARLEM, NL
Sept 9 @ Timboektoe, WIJKAANZEE, NL
Sept 11 @ Water Rats, LONDON, UK
Sept 14 @ De Nodige Deugd, MOORSLEDE, BE
Sept 15 @ Le Grattoir, GERARDMER, FR
Sept 16 @ La Truite de Argent, TAVIGNY, BE
Sept 17 @ Ponyhof, FRANKFURT, GER
Sept 19 @ Muffatcafe, MUNICH, GER
Sept 20 @ Haldern Pop Bar, HALDERN, GER
Sept 21 @ Bassy, BERLIN, GER
Sept 22 @ Hörsaal, HAMBURG, GER (**Reeperbahn Festival)
Sept 25 @ Papiersaal, ZURICH, SZ (**Tigerr Fest #1)
Sept 26 @ D! Club, LAUSANNE, SZ (**Tigerr Fest #1)
Sept 28 @ Roztywki Trzy, KRAKOW, PL
Sept 29 @ Cafe Kulturalna, WARSAW, PL
Oct 25 @ Junction, CAMBRIDGE, UK
Oct 27 @ The Cockpit, LEEDS, UK
Oct 28 @ Oran Mor, GLASGOW, UK
Oct 29 @ Library, BIRMINGHAM, UK
Oct 31 @ Islington Academy, LONDON, UK
Nov 1 @ Academy 2, OXFORD, UK
Nov 2 @ Sound Control, MANCHESTER, UK
Nov 3 @ Thekla, BRISTOL, UK
Nov 16 @ Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, HALIFAX, NS (**Special Performance & Collaboration with Symphony Nova Scotia)