JORDAN KLASSEN ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN FALL TOUR DATES

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Today, BC songwriter Jordan Klassen has announced a run of North American tour dates that takes him across the continent. Tour dates begin October 24 in Alberta and run till the end of November when Klassen returns home to BC. Full route listings can be found below.

Recently, Klassen released “Virtuous Circle”, the first new music from Jordan Klassen since 2017’s Big Intruder.  Of the track Klassen says, "I wrote 'Virtuous Circle' at a time in my life where I felt surrounded by a lot of death primarily; a death in my family, broken relationships, personal instability, and a seemingly endless streak of career disappointments. The song is a plea of hope, that what feels like a vicious circle could invert into a virtuous one."

WATCH AND SHARE “VIRTUOUS CIRCLE” HERE

The stunning video for “Virtuous Circle”, directed by Farhad Ghaderi and produced by Shelby Manton of Boldly, explores the joys and pains of brotherhood through the volatile relationship between a young boy (Ben Andrusco-Daon) and his self-destructive older brother (Antoine Olivier Pilon) in the pursuit of winning a famous regional long-distance race.

Watch for more new music from Klassen in the near future.

TOUR DATES
Oct 24 -Edmonton, AB - Station on Jasper
Oct 25 - Red Deer, AB - Red Hart Brewing
Oct 26 - Calgary, AB - King Eddy
Oct 27 - Regina, SK - Artesian on 13th
Oct 28 - Winnipeg, MB - WECC
Nov 1 - Wakefield, QC - The Blacksheep Inn
Nov 2 - Toronto, ON - The Cameron House
Nov 3 - Kingston, ON - Musikki Cafe
Nov 5 - Elora, ON - The Porch Light
Nov 6 - Hamilton, ON - Mills Hardware
Nov 9 - New York, NY - Underwater Sunshine
Nov 21 - Kelowna, BC - New Arts Collective
Nov 23 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
Nov 29 - Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar

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JORDAN KLASSEN SHARES PROFOUND NEW VIDEO FOR “VIRTUOUS CIRCLE”

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Today, BC songwriter Jordan Klassen is sharing the profound video for his new single, “Virtuous Circle”. Directed by Farhad Ghaderi and produced by Shelby Manton of Boldly, the video explores the joys and pains of brotherhood through the volatile relationship between a young boy (Ben Andrusco-Daon) and his self-destructive older brother (Antoine Olivier Pilon) in the pursuit of winning a famous regional long-distance race.

“This story is about embracing the idea that we are deeply flawed and contradictory creatures, yet still capable of loving in our own imperfect ways,” says Ghaderi. “I tried to bring as much of my own lived experiences and feelings into the film. Revisiting memories of my older brother and I growing up so close. Relationships are not just ups and downs, the most interesting parts sometimes lie in that in between. Many of the interactions between our characters are real mundane moments we all live with our siblings.”

WATCH AND SHARE “VIRTUOUS CIRCLE” HERE

“When Farhad first approached me with the concept for the video, it was a little spooky,” says Klassen. “I had always thought the song felt like running and breaking free, and the story corresponded really profoundly with certain circumstances I was in. I also love that the video feels very 'British Columbia'. Every scene looks like it's shot somewhere I've been, like little snapshots of my own childhood growing up here.”

This film was created thanks to the generous support of the MVP Project, a joint initiative of RBCxMusic and the Prism Prize (administered by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television).

 “Virtuous Circle” marks the first new music from Jordan Klassen since 2017’s Big Intruder. Watch for more music and tour dates to be announced in the near future.

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JORDAN KLASSEN SHARES “VIRTUOUS CIRCLE”, FIRST NEW MUSIC SINCE 2017

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Today, Jordan Klassen makes his long awaited return, sharing “Virtuous Circle”, the first new music since 2017’s Big Intruder. “I wrote ‘Virtuous Circle’ at a time in my life where I felt surrounded by a lot of death primarily; a death in my family, broken relationships, personal instability, and a seemingly endless streak of career disappointments,” Klassen tells Exclaim!. “The song is a plea of hope that what feels like a vicious circle could invert into a virtuous one.

Despite having its roots in such a tumultuous season, “Virtuous Circle” isn’t despairing. Contemplative, propulsive, and at times sweeping you away, the single brings the strongest cards of Klassen’s talents to the forefront once again. Ever-changing piano lines, aching string arrangements, and an anchor in the immediately recognizable calming vocals.

LISTEN AND SHARE “VIRTUOUS CIRCLE” HERE

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“I wanted the song to have a sense of darkness, contrasted with hopefulness. I want it to feel like running - breaking away from whatever it is that is chasing you,” Klassen further added.

Over his decade long career, Jordan Klassen has toured throughout Europe, Australia, Canada, and the United States, becoming widely known for his well-crafted arrangements and nuanced songwriting. To date, he has garnered almost 10 million streams worldwide. Jordan Klassen is currently completing his newest record.

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