Serena Ryder Announces Spring Tour

posted April 17, 2009

Serena Ryder Announces Spring Tour

Serena Ryder has unveiled a slate of spring tour dates, which begin next week with a headline show at Minneapolis' Hard Rock Café, set for Monday, April 20th. From there, Ryder will join her Atlantic labelmate Paolo Nutini for a number of West Coast shows, beginning April 22nd at Slim's in San Francisco. Next, Serena will set out on the road alongside Eric Hutchinson, joining him for a series of May dates, kicking off May 5th at Philadelphia's World Café Live. Furthermore, Ryder will be among the star-studded lineup performing at WXPN's annual XPoNential Music Festival, set for July 26th at Camden, New Jersey's Wiggins Park.

Ryder's full-length Atlantic Records debut, "is it o.k." - which includes the current hit single, "Little Bit Of Red" - is currently available for purchase at and arrives in stores this summer. The album has proven a true blockbuster in Ryder's native Canada. In addition to bountiful critical acclaim, the album - recorded with Grammy Award-winning producer John Alagia (Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer) - has received gold certification from the CRIA (Canadian Recording Industry Association), as well as the 2009 Juno Award for "Adult Alternative Album of the Year."

"Little Bit Of Red" - the first single from "is it o.k." - is shaping up as Ryder's popular breakthrough in the US. The track is lighting up switchboards at Triple A outlets nationwide, where it is currently bulleting its way up the top 20. Ryder - the 2008 Juno Award winner for "Best New Artist" - has already earned a significant US following via two recent Atlantic Records releases, "Sweeping The Ashes" and "Told You In A Whispered Song." The EPs serve as an ideal introduction to Ryder's powerful range - which veers from tough to tender, often in a single verse - and distinctive, classically romantic songwriting.

Ryder has proven herself to be a hard-traveling troubadour, with countless tours in her native Canada, as well as France and Australia. Here in the US, she has shared stages with such artists as Paolo Nutini, Marc Broussard, Stephen Kellogg, and Xavier Rudd, not to mention performances at such festivals as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Denver's Mile High Music Festival.

Spring Tour 2009
April 22-26 w/Paolo Nutini * May 5-23 w/Eric Hutchinson


  • 20 Minneapolis, MN Hard Rock Café
  • 22 San Francisco, CA Slim's
  • 23 Portland, OR Aladdin Theatre
  • 24 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
  • 25 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
  • 26 Seattle, WA Showbox Market


  • 1 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
  • 3 Plymouth, MI Downtown Plymouth
  • 4 Pittsburgh, PA Club Café
  • 5 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
  • 6 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
  • 7 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
  • 8 Boston, MA The Roxy
  • 9 Northhampton, MA Pearl Street
  • 11 Bloomington, IN Bluebird
  • 12 Indianapolis, IN Hard Rock Café
  • 13 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
  • 15 Lexington, MI Lexington Music Theater
  • 16 Lexington, MI Lexington Music Theater
  • 18 Grand Rapids, MI One Trick Pony
  • 19 Tampa, FL Orpheum
  • 20 Orlando, FL The Social
  • 22 Atlanta, GA Vinyl At Center Stage
  • 23 Towson, MD Recher Theater


  • 26 Camden, NJ XPoNential Music Festival @ Wiggins Park