Ben Caplan Announces Fall Tour Dates & New Album

Image courtesy of Killbeat Music

Image courtesy of Killbeat Music

Ben Caplan has announced that he will release his sophomore album Birds With Broken Wings this fall, release date TBA on September 18 Coalition Music.

To tide fans over, he shared the lyric video for ’40 Days & 40 Nights’, his first new music since his 2011 debut In the Time of Great Remembering;

“I think that a new album was probably due years ago,” Caplan admitted in a statement. “But whether or not I would have been able to pull it off the way I wanted to, that I don’t know. I wanted to take my time and honour the process. There was a lot to learn. I wanted to make an album that was complex but with space for anyone to find their way into it. I wanted to collaborate with people who inspire me and find space for unexpected things. It takes time.”

“When I wrote ‘40 Days & 40 Nights’, I fantasized about performing it with a full soul orchestra. In what seemed like an outlandish pipe dream, I reached out to funk trombone legend Fred Wesley to see if he could do the horn and string arrangements. I mean, if he was good enough for James Brown and Parliament Funk, I figured he’d be up to the task. I was amazed when he agreed to work with me! I couldn’t be happier with how this track turned out.”

Even though he reached his Pledgemusic goals in just 12 hours, there are still exclusives fans can still snap up including vinyl bundles, a canoe adventure and an all-expenses paid trip for a private concert with Caplan.

The rest of us can catch him on the following dates;

Sep 12 – Quebec City, QC – ENVOL ET MACADAM FESTIVAL

Sep 16/17 – Wolfville, NS – Al Whittle Hall

Sep 18 – Truro, NS – Champions Bar and Grill

Sep 19 – Mount Stewart, PEI – Trailside Cafe

Sep 21/22 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall

Sep 23 – Danbury, CT – Heirloom Arts Theatre

Sep 24 – Burlington, VT – Club Metronome

Sep 25 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB

Sep 26 – Burnstown, ON – Neat in the Woods Festival

Sep 30 – Hamilton, ON – The Studio at Hamilton Place

Oct 01 – Bayfield, ON – The Ashwood Bourbon Bar

Oct 02 – Toronto, ON – The Mod Club

Oct 03 – Kitchener, ON – The Boathouse

Oct 04 – London, ON – The Aeolian Hall

Oct 06 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre

Oct 07 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern

Oct 08 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern

Oct 09 – Newport, KY – The Southgate House Revival

Oct 10 – Chicago, IL – Schubas

Oct 11 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
Oct.12 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club

Oct 15 – Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will Social Club

Oct 16 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigos Cantina

Oct 17 – Edmonton, AB – The Brixx Bar & Grill

Oct 18 – Red Deer, AB – Fratters

Oct 20 – Calgary, AB – The Gateway at SAIT

Oct 23 – Nelson, BC – Hume Hotel | Spirit Bar

Oct 24 – Kelowna, BC – Streaming Cafe

Oct 26 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret

Oct 28 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar

Oct 29 – Seattle, WA – Conor Byrne Pub
Oct.30 – Portland, OR – Alberta Rose Theater

Oct 31 – Willamina, OR – Wildwood Hotel

Nov 01 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel

Nov 03 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar

Nov 04 – Los Angeles, CA – No Vacancy

Nov 05 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
Nov 06 – Dallas, TX – Double Wide
Nov 06 – El Paso, TX – The Lowbrow Palace
Nov.10 – Nashville, TN – City Winery

Nov 11 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite

Nov 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy

Nov 14 – Portland, ME – One Longfellow Square

Nov 20/21 – Halifax – Rebecca Cohn Theatre (with Symphony Nova Scotia)

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