New shows added! Calgary, Regina, Belleville

Matthew will be supporting his sister Jill at Knox United Church in Calgary on Nov. 6, as well as with his band in Belleville at the Empire Theatre on Nov.14, the night before the Barbers take over Massey Hall in Toronto on Nov. 15th.  Also, the Matthew Barber/Jenn Grant double bill will be at The Exchange in Regina on Nov.11.  Details for these and Matthew’s other November shows in Victoria, Vancouver, Banff, Edmonton and Winnipeg are on the tour dates page.

NEW FALL TOUR DATES POSTED, WESTERN CANADA AND MASSEY HALL

Matthew will be heading out west with his band for the first time in a few moons to play some shows with new label-mate Jenn Grant.   He will will then return home to Toronto for a special show with sister Jill Barber at the legendary Massey Hall on Saturday Nov 15.  You can find show details and ticket links here.

Matthew collaborates with Justin Rutledge on stage version of The Graduate in Montreal

Matthew is currently in Montreal writing songs with Justin Rutledge for a new production of The Graduate at the Segal Centre for the Arts.  Barber and Rutledge will also be performing the music live in the show which runs from Aug 31-Sept 21, 8 shows a week.  Tickets available through the Segal Centre Box Office.

CBC Music First Play

The folks at CBC Music are currently streaming the entire new album here.

Also, you can vote for “Lose Your Love” on the CBC Radio2 Top 20 here.

Pre-Order Big Romance and get single “Magnet Eyes” now!

You can now pre-order the new album on iTunes and get the first single “Magnet Eyes” right away.  The rest of the album becomes available on May 27.  Here’s the iTunes link https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/big-romance/id875731698

New Spring Tour Dates Announced

Matthew and his band will be rolling through Stratford, Ottawa/Wakefield, Kingston, Burnstown, Toronto, Hamilton, London and Waterloo this spring in support of his forthcoming release Big Romance (out May 27).  We’d love to see you at a show!  Please check the tour dates page for venue and ticket details.

New Album!

We are pleased to announce that the new album Big Romance produced by Gary Louris will be coming in May.  Here’s the tracklisting:  Hold Me, Magnet Eyes, Big Romance, When She Comes Over Me, On The 505, Lose Your Love, Magic Greg, If Our Timing Is True, Dance Of The Honey Bee, Still Beating.

Burlington and Meaford this weekend with Mo Kenney

Matthew and his band will be playing this Friday Jan.31 at the Burlington Arts Centre and Saturday Feb.1 at Meaford Hall.  Both shows will be opened by Mo Kenney from Nova Scotia.  For ticket info please follow the links on the tour dates page.

Recording update

12 new songs have been recorded for Matthew’s forthcoming record expected out in the spring of 2014.  The sessions took place in part at Toronto’s Revolution Studio in Leslieville and were finished at Greg Keelor’s farmhouse studio east of Toronto.  Gary Louris of the Jayhawks produced the sessions.  In addition to Barber’s guitar, piano and vocals, the album features contributions from Julian Brown (bass), Dean Stone (drums), Jesse O’Brien (piano), Steve O’Connor (organ), Michelle McAdorey (vocals), Jill Barber (vocals), James McKenty (guitar and recording engineer) as well as guitar and vocals from Louris.

New Record

Matt is hunkering down in the studio this January in Toronto recording an album of new songs.  We are anticipating a spring 2014 release.