NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES BEGIN FEBRUARY 27
ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM, BOTH WAYS, OUT NOW
PHOTO CREDIT : Ryan Jafarzadeh // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
With Donovan Woods acclaimed new album Both Ways named one of the best albums of 2018 by Rolling Stone, the multiple JUNO Award Nominated and Polaris Music Prize Listed songwriter heads into 2019 continuing this momentum with today’s release of the new song, “Go To Her”, which is available everywhere February 1.
The song wrestles with anxiety arising in the aftermath of a devastating relationship development. Originally recorded at the same time as Both Ways, but cut from the final tracklist, “Go To Her” is a fitting complement to an album that’s a study in contrasts, as one would expect from its name.
“I saw that phrase in the title of a book and I thought, ‘That means something to me and I don't know what it is,’” Woods says. “That's my whole guiding principle while writing. When a string of words resonates, I just dig in and try to figure it out. But what started the idea was people telling me, ‘You can't have it both ways.’ Or, ‘You can't have a record full of thoughtful lyrics that also gets played on the radio. You can't have those things both ways.’ This is just me trying to have both.’
“Go To Her” Single Artwork // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
Recently, Woods also shared Live At Southern Ground Studios — a five-video live performance package filmed with his band The Opposition at the iconic Nashville recording studio, which American Songwriter says "capture[s] Woods’ soulful passion, studied craftsmanship and ace band."
The video set demonstrates the versatility of his latest release, capturing the “cinematic, sweeping rock & roll” (Rolling Stone) of current radio single “Truck Full of Money” and the earnest, impassioned pleading of “Great Escape”, as well as the “very simple beauty” of his songwriting (Entertainment Weekly) found on “Another Way” and “Read About Memory”. The final performance included is the first-ever recording of an unreleased song “Think Of Me”, a heart-aching declaration that maybe time doesn’t heal all wounds, performed solo by Donovan.
It showcases an artist whose knack for storytelling and songwriting, as well as charming live chops, has led to over 81 million streams on Spotify alone, as well as having his songs recorded by the likes of Tim McGraw, Billy Currington, and Charles Kelley.
Donovan and The Opposition are embarking on a North American tour that begins on February 27 with a thirteen stops throughout Canada with Katie Pruitt. The U.S. leg of the tour sees support from Elise Davis. Full tour dates are listed below with tickets available here.
PRAISE FOR BOTH WAYS
“...a rugged, rocking alt-country romp, with Born in the U.S.A.-style stompers…” - Exclaim!
“Sincere, literate folk-rock that doesn’t hold back on hooks.” - Rolling Stone
“...a heartfelt hug” - NOW Toronto
“A knack for taking huge, universal feelings and distilling them into simple, poignant moments.” – Noisey
“Modern-folk melodics that pair well with his gravelly vocals and flair for vivid, real-life imagery"
“Everyone has their favorites, but this guy should be everyone's favorite right now because he sounds like Donovan Woods and not like everyone else and writes to beat the devil.”
– No Depression
2019 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
2.27 - Gravenhurst, ON - Gravenhurst Opera House*
2.28 - London, ON - London Music Hall*
3.01 - Meaford, ON - Meaford Hall* (SOLD OUT)
3.02 - Sarnia, ON - Imperial Theatre (SOLD OUT)*
3.04 - Kitchener, ON - Centre in the Square (SOLD OUT)*
3.20 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre (SOLD OUT)*
3.21 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre (SOLD OUT)*|
3.22 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigos*
3.23 - Calgary, AB - Bella Concert Hall (VENUE CHANGE - SOLD OUT)*
3.24 - Lethbridge, AB - Sterndale Bennett Theatre*
3.26 - Nelson, BC - Spirit Bar*
3.27 - Penticton, BC - Dream Café (SOLD OUT)*
3.28 - Vancouver, BC - Rio Theatre*
3.29 - Whitehorse, YT - Yukon Arts Centre
3.30 - Seattle, WA - Clock-out Lounge^
3.31 - Portland, OR - The Old Church Concert Hall^
4.02 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord, Swedish-American Hall^
4.03 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Bar^
4.05 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court^
4.06 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall^
With special guests:
* Katie Pruitt
^ Elise Davis