ART BERGMANN THE APOSTATE OFFICIALLY RELEASED TODAY + BC/ONTARIO TOUR UPDATED
TOUR KICKS OFF MAY 20th IN VANCOUVER – ONTARIO DATES SET FOR JUNE
Today marks the official release of Art Bergmann’s The Apostate, the Canadian music legend’s first full-length album in 18 years.
Bergmann worked with Calgary-based producer Lorrie Matheson and a stellar group of multi-instrumentalists on The Apostate, crafting sounds suited to the subject matter of each song—the hazy Americana of “Atheist Prayer,” the mesmerizing North African majesty of “Mirage (The Apostate),” the ragged Stones-y groove of “Live It Up,” the epic sweep of the 12-minute “Pioneers,” and the stark intimacy of “The Legend Of Bobby Bird.”
Tour dates in support of The Apostate kick off May 20 at The Fox Cabaret in Vancouver, with Ontario shows confirmed for late June. Please see below for the full schedule.
More About Art Bergmann
Art Bergmann’s 40-plus-year career began in earnest as a member of the seminal Vancouver punk band the K-Tels, later known as the Young Canadians. By the mid-1980s, he formed Poisoned, recording an independent EP with fledgling producer Bob Rock, which led to four acclaimed solo albums including his 1988 John Cale-produced debut Crawl With Me, 1995’s JUNO-winning What Fresh Hell Is This?
During the ensuing years, Bergmann’s involvement in the music scene waned as he battled the onset of osteoarthritis and moved to the small community of Airdrie, Alberta near Calgary. He made a tentative return to the stage in 2009 at the urging of Great Lake Swimmers’ leader Tony Dekker, which led to a partnership with Toronto-based Weewerk Recordings.
In 2014, Weewerk released the four-song EP, Songs For The Underclass, which Bergmann supported with a short tour featuring a band comprised of Blue Rodeo’s Glenn Milchem, bassist John Dinsmore, and longtime collaborators Chris Wardman and Jason Sniderman, who will again be backing him on his upcoming Ontario dates.
Despite his ongoing health issues, The Apostate finds Art Bergmann at the top of his creative game, exploring new musical approaches, while maintaining the lyrical fire that has earned him the reputation as Canadian music’s undisputed arbiter of truth.
April 8, 2016
The Apostate Track Listing
1. Atheist Prayer
2. Mirage (The Apostate)
4. The Greatest Story Never Told
5. Live It Up
6. A Town Called Mean
8. The Legend Of Bobby Bird
Art Bergmann Upcoming Shows
May 20 :: Fox Cabaret :: Vancouver BC [BAND]
May 27 :: The Queen’s :: Nanaimo BC [BAND]
May 28 :: The VEC :: Victoria BC [BAND]
May 29 :: Blue Frog :: White Rock BC [SOLO]
May 30 :: Bozzini’s Upstairs :: Chilliwack BC [SOLO]
June 23 :: Horseshoe Tavern :: Toronto ON [BAND]
June 24 :: Call The Office :: London ON [BAND]
June 25 :: The Casbah :: Hamilton ON [BAND]
June 26 :: Black Sheep Inn :: Wakefield QC [SOLO]