2018 CANADIAN TOUR DATES WRAP UP NOVEMBER 24 IN VICTORIA
(STILL IMAGE FROM “CHALLENGER”)
“What is the future, if this is now?” asks Canadian-born Mike Edel in the lush indie-rock track “Challenger”, recounting the space shuttle Challenger tragedy in which millions of people around the world collectively tuned into their TV sets on January 26, 1986. That question similarly echoes throughout Edel’s latest singles “Go With You” and “31”, produced by Death Cab for Cutie’s Chris Walla.
“The song ‘Challenger’ presents a moment in a time when the world felt out of control, and left us with a collective sense of confusion and disorientation,” says Edel. “Sometimes in life we are faced with events that just make the stakes feel a little higher. In these moments, we are presented with a choice: do we resign and despair, or do we with courage, embrace hope? ‘Challenger’ doesn’t provide an answer but rather takes us to the edge of this moment, to a threshold, and leaves us with the question: ‘How do I take this, how do I carry the news? What is the future if this is now?’”
“Challenger” Single Artwork // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
Edel has almost wrapped up a successful run of Canadian tour dates with only one stop remaining in Victoria on November 24. Watch for more tour dates to be announced in the near future.
Edel’s music has been streamed 2 million times across major platforms, being in rotation on CBC Music, AAA Radio across the United States, and on Sirius XM’s The Loft. In the past few years he’s played hundreds of shows including Rifflandia Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, Regina Folk Festival, Victoria International Jazz Festival, and Upstream Music Festival, having shared the stage with Serena Ryder, Foy Vance, Said The Whale, and Josh Garrels.
2018 CANADIAN TOUR DATES
11/24 Victoria, BC | St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church TICKETS ^
^ With Luca Fogale
2019 GERMAN TOUR DATES
03/21 Hamburg, DE | Astra Stube Musikkultur
03/22 Buxtehude, DE | The Rebel’s Choice
03/23 Künzelsau, DE | Jugendkulturverein Kokolores Künzelsau
03/24 Offenbach Am Main, DE | Hafen 2
03/25 Ba, DE | Live Club
03 27 Lübeck, DE | Tonfink Kulturcafe & Bar
Photo Credit : Brian Van Wyk // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES