This Frontier Needs Heroes is the moniker of singer-songwriter Brad Lauretti, who in various forms and lineup changes has spent the past 10 years playing shows all over the world – logging thousands of miles in his car, touring the greatest cities of North America and Europe, selling one record at a time, making one fan at a time. This determination and DIY ethos set him on an epic journey around the world, playing listening rooms, clubs, house concerts, and festival stages.
The latest stage of that journey brings This Frontier Needs Heroes to Canada this summer for a massive 30-city coast-to-coast trek starting June 1, and set-up with the help of Dan Mangan and Laura Simpson‘s Side Door booking platform (See full dates below).
“I love Canada,”Brad said. “I have always played with great Canadian artists while on tour in the U.S. and Europe, and now I am so excited to bring my music to Canadian audiences. Living in New York most of my life, my friends were always from all over the world, and that is why I have a global perspective to everything I do. In the last year, I have played concerts all over Europe and North America, but also in Colombia, Tunisia, Scandinavia, Poland, Latvia and Lithuania. The experiences that I have interacting with other cultures influences everything I do. I intend to bring my music anywhere in the world that people want to hear me.”
One night with Brad will run the gamut of all human emotions and experiences from humour to hedonism, activism and heartbreaking sadness. Originally from Brooklyn, NY and now based in Nashville, TN, Brad has performed at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Folk Alliance International, Magnolia Festival, Gram Parsons Guitar Pull, End of the Road (UK), Reeperbahn, and many other international events.
This Frontier Needs Heroes has released four albums: This Frontier Needs Heroes, The Future, Hooky, and the most recent, Real Job. For more info go to thisfrontierneedsheroes.com.
See This Frontier Needs Heroes live:
- Jun 1 – Living Roots Music Festival, Fredericton NB
- Jun 2 – Baba’s Lounge, Charlottetown PE
- Jun 3 – Lunn’s Mill Beer Company, Lawrencetown NS
- Jun 5 – The Port Grocer, Port Medway NS
- Jun 6 – Dominion Hill Country Inn, Digdeguash NB
- Jun 7 – The Cottage, Kingston ON
- Jun 8 – Roots & Soul, Fredericton NB
- Jun 9 – Thunder and Lightning, Sackville NB
- Jun 10 – L’Escalier, Montréal QC
- Jun 12 – The Garnet, Peterborough ON
- Jun 14 – The Sunken Kitchen, Kingston ON
- Jun 16 – C’est What, Toronto ON
- Jun 17 – The Brownstone, Orillia ON
- Jun 18 – The Local, Toronto ON
- Jun 20 – Algoma House, Thunder Bay ON
- Jun 21 – From The Grind Up, Fort Frances ON
- Jun 22 – Pastel Pad, Winnipeg MB
- Jun 27 – Liberty Memorial Hall, Liberty SK
- Jun 28 – Cold Lake Provincial Park Outdoor Amphitheatre, Cold Lake AB
- Jun 30 – Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park, Lac La Biche AB
- Jul 2 – Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar, Calgary AB
- Jul 4 – Village Event Centre, Calgary AB
- Jul 5 – The Royal on Baker, Nelson BC
- Jul 7 – The Heatley, Vancouver BC
- Jul 10 – Nancy O’s, Prince George BC
- Jul 13 – Cornerstone Taphouse, Courtenay BC
- Jul 19 – Country General Store, Twin Butte AB