ALAN DOYLE Rings in the New Year With a New Album & Tour

Update: December 16, 2014

WATCH IT! So cool - the brand new video for the title track to the forthcoming CD from Alan Doyle

The video guest stars Alan's pal and on-screen partner Scott Grimes ...as in "Jimmy look out!!!" and the lovely Jes Macallan (Mistresses). Filmed on the opposite coast - and California looks bananas beautiful!

You can read more about the making on alandoyle.ca.

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Updated: December 10, 2014

Hey! Did you see the series finale of REPUBLIC OF DOYLE?!  If you did then you heard this wonderful new tune from Alan Doyle - "Take Us Home" from the forthcoming CD So Let's Go - it was a perfect song to end the show....but honestly we were hoping the moment would never end too!

good-luckIf you've missed Ep.610 "Last Call" click here to view it and...

Be sure to check out the bottom of this post for a perfect way to Celebrate the SEAson....

by WINNING ALAN DOYLE'S BOOK!

Good Luck - SABS

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Posted: November 10, 2014

Have mercy but the man is BUSY.  Turn on the TV or radio , open a paper or magazine - there's that handsome mug.

ALAN DOYLE Where I BelongIndeed Alan Doyle has been on a ginormous junket to promote WHERE I BELONG and folks are loving it.

I had the privilege of interviewing the Petty Harbour, NL  singer/songwriter for Atlantic Business Magazine this summer and I can honestly tell you I gobbled up all the charming stories of his life from Small Town to Great Big Sea - truthfully I LOVED the book with only one complaint - it left me wanting more of the story.

And for that I can tell ya - there's reason to hope.  Just at the end of our interview Mr.Doyle said "The story of Great Big Sea and my adult life really isn't in the book yet - that's for the next one I suppose".... so something to look forward to I'd say.

ALAN DOYLE In The Spotlight with ATLANTIC BUSINESS MAGAZINE photo by Brian Ricks

Sooner than that though... new music- and this is where the BUSY seems off the chart... because between live dates and pre-promotion for the book and more live dates, book tour stops and even more gigs and playing Wolf on REPUBLIC OF DOYLE again and everything else.... the man somehow managed to write and record his second solo album. (If you follow him on Twitter @alanthomasdoyle then you know what I mean)

SO LET'S GO will drop January 20, 2015 - you can get a audio taste of it above and you can plan to see him when his SO LET'S GO Tour of North America rolls through Atlantic Canada - with 6 dates announced so far...

February  7 2015 St. John's, NL @ Holy Heart Theatre  more info...

May 3 2015 Fredericton, NB @ The Playhouse  more info...

May 5 2015 Moncton, NB @ Capitol Theatre   more info...

May 6 2015 Sydney, NS @ Membertou Trade & Convention Centre  more info...

May 7 2015 Pictou, NS @ deCoste Entertaiment Centre   more info...

May 8 2015 Halifax, NS @ Rebecca Cohn Auditorium   more info...

For a complete SO LET'S GO Tour click here.

Below is the official album and tour release for the Maritimes

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014

Alan-Doyle-INsights-IN-10-Redux-300x223While you're hear be sure to check out our previously posted videos and posts on Alan Doyle INsights IN 10 Redux (video), Company Theatre Concert (SABStv), Alan Doyle Extended Feature Interview, BOY ON A BRIDGE The Documentary, Great Big Sea Celebrates 20 Years

For more on Alan Doyle visit www.alandoyle.ca

Follow Alan on Twitter like we do @alanthomasdoyle

For more on his band visit www.greatbigsea.com

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A Sweet Release....

SONIC CONCERTS PRESENTS

ALAN DOYLE IN THE MARITIMES, MAY 3-8

New album So Let's Go to be released January 20th

(Halifax, NS) - Alan Doyle - actor, producer, newly-minted best-selling author and lead singer of Newfoundland’s beloved Great Big Sea these past 20+ years -  is set to release his second solo album, So Let’s Go, Jan. 20 via Universal Music Canada. A North American tour will accompany the release with three dates in the Maritimes. Dates include:

May 3     Fredericton     The Playhouse
May 5     Moncton          The Capitol Theatre
May 8     Halifax             Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Made in collaboration with Thomas ‘Tawgs’ Salter (Lights, Walk Off The Earth), Jerrod Bettis (Adele, Serena Ryder), Gordie Sampson (Keith Urban, Willie Nelson) and Joe Zook (OneRepublic, Katy Perry), the album follows Doyle’s first solo outing, Boy On Bridge, released in 2012. Title-track lead single "So Let’s Go" is a rousing rallying cry that’s only further proof of Doyle’s ability to draw the listener under his banner.

Alan Doyle“If there’s an over-arching theme on this record, it’s one of optimism…not that this is in contrast to my previous doom-laden songs!” laughs Doyle, who says this album is freer than Boy On Bridge in the respect of being open to all influences.

“On my last solo record I wanted to explore musical backyards of friends of mine in different parts of the musical world.  It was as much a physical as a musical journey away from home. On So Let’s Go, folks will hear much more stuff from my backyard and all the traditional and Celtic influences I grew up with, married with the most contemporary collaborators out there.” A non-traditional marriage for Doyle was writing his first book simultaneously with the album, the best-selling memoir Where I Belong, released last month.

The album’s eponymous song is consistent with Doyle’s ethos: we’re lucky to be here so let’s make the most of it. This spirit also infuses the heartfelt "Take Us Home" while "Sins of a Saturday Night" celebrates a come-what-may approach. The album also gets reflective in moments, such as the plaintive "Laying Down To Perish," inspired by a visit to Fogo Island. As a whole, So Let’s Go remains consistent with Alan Doyle’s enthusiasm for the wider world combined with a love for the comfort of home.

Great-Big-Sea-XX1Alan Doyle hails from Petty Harbour, NL and formed Great Big Sea in 1993 with Sean McCann, Bob Hallett and Darrell Power, in which they fused traditional Newfoundland music with their own pop sensibilities. Their nine albums, double-disc hits retrospective and two DVD releases have been declared Gold or Platinum and have sold a combined 1.2 million copies in Canada. So Let’s Go continues to cement Doyle’s reputation as one of our country’s most treasured musicians and storytellers.

Doyle and his ace six-piece band begin touring Jan. 21 in Kitchener, playing songs from Doyle’s solo records along with Great Big Sea favourites and some unpredictable gems from far-flung places that are sure to thrill. “I always want people to have the greatest night of their life when the house lights go down.”

TICKETS FOR ALL SHOWS GO ON SALE THIS FRIDAY, NOV. 14.

Fredericton tickets are $36.76 in advance and $41.76 day of show (including tax and CIF) and will be available at 10 a.m. at The Playhouse box office, by phone at (506) 458-8344 (1-866-884-5800) and online at www.sonicconcerts.com.

Moncton tickets are $39 in advance and $44 day of show (including tax and service charge) and will be available at 10 a.m. at the Capitol Theatre box office, by phone at (506) 856-4379 (1-800-567-1922) and online at www.sonicconcerts.com.

Halifax tickets are $36 in advance and $41 day of show (including tax and CIF) and will be available at 12 noon at the Dalhousie Arts Centre box office, by phone at (902) 494-3820 (1-800-874-1669) and online at www.sonicconcerts.com.

Additional fees may apply. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m.

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good-luckWe gave away a copy of Alan Doyle's book "Where I Belong" in our Countdown to Christmas Contest.

Click on the picture below to see how YOU can get in on the WINNING!

dec 12 Where I Belong Alan Doyle Valerie Higgins Moncton, NB

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