Reigning CCMA Entertainer of the Year and two-time JUNO Award winner Tenille Townes will return to the UK next week to headline the Long Road Festival and for shows in Glasgow, Manchester and London.
The Train Track Tour, which will see Bailey Tomkinson opening in London and Manchester, are shows that are more intimate in nature to fit with Tenille’s new introspective, stripped-down project Train Track Worktapes which was conceptualised, written and recorded entirely on a two-week charity train trip throughout southern Canada. Limited tickets for London and Manchester are available here.
Tenille, who recently opened for Stevie Nicks in Toronto after she included her single-take cover of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Landslide‘ on the new EP, also released ‘I Know‘ with pop-rock band Train and Bryce Vine in June, and ‘The Thing That Wrecks You‘ with Bryan Adams in February, following a chance encounter on a stairwell – more on how that collaboration came about here.
Townes will be performing ‘I Know’ alongside Train at next month’s CCMA Awards, where she is also nominated for five awards, including Entertainer and Female Artist of the Year.
Train Track Worktapes is a collection as unique as the experience it was born from. A tradition in her native country, the CP Holiday Train benefits local food banks when their need is greatest, as each attendee brings donations to catch the free concert. Train doors fold down to create a stage, where Townes entertained crowds ranging from dozens to thousands, sometimes in temperatures as low as -31°C. She performed 65 shows during her 15 days on board, all helping to contribute to the C$1.3 million that was raised in 2022.
This was an initiative close to Tenille’s heart as at the age of 15, she organised a fundraiser called Big Hearts for Big Kids, which has since turned into an annual fundraiser and to date has raised over C$2 million for a homeless youth shelter, Sunrise House, in her hometown of Grande Prairie, Alberta. According to Tenille, “Sunrise House has served over 12,000 bed nights for youth ages 12-17 looking for a safe place to turn to, where people believe in them and help them get back up on their feet.”
Tenille Townes’ Upcoming UK/European Dates:
Fri., 25 August – The Long Road Festival – Leicestershire, UK
Sat., 26 August – Mackintosh Church – Glasgow, UK
Mon., 28 August – Stoller Hall – Manchester, UK
Tues., 29 August – St Pancras New Church – London, UK
Thurs., 31 August – Backstage Club – Munich, DE
Fri., 1 September – Nachtleben – Frankfurt, DE
Sat., 2 September – Tsunami – Cologne, DE
Mon., 4 September – Vega – Copenhagen, DK
Tues., 5 September – Dexter – Odense, DK
Weds., 6 September – Nalen Club – Stockholm, SE
Thursday, 7 September – Parkteatret – Oslo, NO