In support of his gold-certified third album, Summer Is Gone, soul-infused singer-songwriter Bobby Bazini ushers in summer with the announcement of four Southern Ontario tour dates this November and December. Tickets are on sale from today and full details including purchase links are available here.
Summer Is Gone is produced by Martin Terefe (Shawn Mendes, Mike Posner, James Blunt, James Morrison) and follows Bazini’s 2014 smash Where I Belong, which was the biggest-selling Canadian album of that year and also earned Bazini his fourth JUNO nomination, for Album of the Year.
For Summer Is Gone, Bazini has for the first time collaborated with co-writers on his material, working in Los Angeles, Nashville, and London – the prestigious list includes Terefe, Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, One Direction), Samuel Dixon (Adele, SIA), Jimmy Hogarth (Amy Winehouse, James Bay), EG White (Florence and the Machine, Adele), and country sensation Chris Stapleton.
The results are sonically rewarding. Summer Is Gone marks the logical progression of an artist elevating their craft. “On my first album, I essentially recorded the first batch of songs I had written. For my second album, I saw myself as an artist actively choosing a direction. I wanted something old school – and working with Larry Klein and Booker T gave it that classic vibe,” Bazini says. “Now, I want to preserve the organic feel but modernize it at the same time for a blend of the old and the new. I’m curious to see how my fans will respond to both the similarities and the differences, when contrasted with my other albums.”
Ontario fans will have the opportunity to respond to the performance of Bazini’s latest material as well as his catalogue of double-platinum selling hits as his ace touring band makes stops in Toronto, Hamilton, London, and Belleville once summer is gone.
Summer Is Gone tracklisting:
Blood’s Thicker Than Water
C’est la Vie
The Only One
I Wanna Know What It Is
Never Let Go
Where The Sun Shines
Bird Has Flown*
Summer Is Gone
One Last Time*