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West coast in the Fall

July 7, 2015

West Coast TourHayden's full band will hit the Canadian West Coast this September for a string of dates. Full details can be found on the tour page and a sneak peek of what to expect can be found on the Live at Massey Hall concert film just posted of Hayden's performance last February. You can watch the video above.

Sept 18 Victoria, BC Rifflandia
Sept 19 Vancouver, BC Imperial
Sept 20 Nelson, BC Hume Hotel - Spirit Bar
Sept 22 Canmore, BC Communitea Cafe
Sept 23 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
Sept 24 Calgary, AB Commonwealth Stage
Sept 25 Saskatoon, SK The Capitol Music Club
Sept 26 Winnipeg, MB West End Cultural Centre

Ticket links are available on the Tour page.

New dates added, including dates with Bahamas

May 19, 2015

May 14 New York, NY Mercury Lounge (early show)
May 15 Brooklyn, NY Three Brewers/Tiny Montgomery (ticket available at the door only)
May 17 Burlington, VT Higher Ground Lounge
June 7 Toronto, ON Field Trip
June 11 Chicago, IL Metro with Bahamas
June 15 Milwaukee, WI Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. with full band
June 16 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark with Bahamas
June 17 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom with Bahamas
June 18 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live with Bahamas
June 19 New York, NY Irving Plaza with Bahamas
July 17-19 Field, ON River & Sky Festival
July 24-26 Bengough, SK Gateway Festival
August 7-8 Wolfe Island, ON Wolfe Island Music Festival

Ticket links are available on the Tour page.

U.S. tour dates

April 12, 2015

May 8 Chicago, IL Schubas (early show)
May 10 Washington, DC Blackcat Backstage
May 14 New York, NY Mercury Lounge (early show)
May 15 Brooklyn, NY Three Brewers/Tiny Montgomery (ticket available at the door only)
May 17 Burlington, VT Higher Ground Lounge

Hayden's Diner Series

March 17, 2015

Hey Love Album CoverUpdate (Mar 25): Thank you to everyone that came out to Caplansky's on March 24. Unfortunately, a case of the flu has caused the remainder of the diner shows to be postponed. The Lady Marmalade show will now be April 1 and the Aunties & Uncles show will now be April 2. All guest list names will be honored for the same shows. Thank you for your understanding.


Let's ask for the cheque, and leave this place before we're wrecked
Let's spill our drinks onto this map, and where the ice melts we will unpack

Hayden invites you to celebrate the release of his eighth LP, Hey Love, as he takes over some beloved greasy spoons in the city with a series of diner shows throughout the week of release. Each night will feature a unique set list of songs from Hayden's catalogue, old and new, as ordered up by the audience from the "menu" at each show.

Limited guest list spots to join us for these evenings will be accessible to fans through contesting on social media pages for Hayden and Arts & Crafts, as well as giveaways through select media partners, local record shops and the diners themselves. Links to those pages can be found below.

Hayden's Diner
March 24 9pm at Caplansky's, 356 College St. (Full band)
March 25 7pm at Lady Marmalade, 898 Queen St. East (Hayden solo)
March 26 7pm at Aunties & Uncles, 74 Lippincott St. (Hayden solo)

For your chance to be added to the guest list for one of the Diner shows, follow Hayden on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter; and follow Arts & Crafts on Facebook and Twitter.

New official music video for "Nowhere We Cannot Go"

February 18, 2015

Hey Love

February 11, 2015

To help celebrate love's big day, Hayden shares another song from the upcoming release, Hey Love, due out March 24. The title track is the perfect tonic from overpriced chocolates and flowers that will just die in a few days. Ask others to be your valentine by sharing the song and get a link to download it in return.

Listen and share 'Hey Love' here to receive an instant MP3 download.

Hayden announces Hey Love

January 28, 2015

Storied Toronto songwriter to release eighth full length record on March 24 via Arts & Crafts. Pre-order Hey Love to unlock a personal advance stream of the album today. Listen to album single "Nowhere We Cannot Go" now. Canadian tour dates with Dan Mangan + Blacksmith begin February 19.

On Hey Love, perennial Toronto musician and songwriter Hayden writes the most intimate passage yet in his decades-deep story. The follow-up to 2013’s Us Alone, his sonically warm and emotive debut record on Arts & Crafts, is a heartrending love letter of hope and disarray. Hey Love addresses the widest spectrum of love as its muse, the album’s thirteen songs among Hayden Desser’s most affective, tactile, rousing yet restrained work to date.

Listen to "Nowhere We Cannot Go" here!
Pre-order Hey Love to unlock a personal advance stream of the album here!

Hey Love Album CoverHey Love Track List:

Hearts Just Beat
Troubled Times
No Happy Birthday
Nothing Easy Feels This Good
Time Ain't Slowing Down For Us
Orange Curtain Light
Come Back To Life
Nowhere We Cannot Go
Hey Love
If More Things Go Wrong
Five Seasons
Just Come Out Tonight
Shelter

Canadian tour dates with Dan Mangan + Blacksmith

October 20, 2014

Hayden will join labelmates Dan Mangan + Blacksmith for a tour across Canada next year. Presale tickets will be onsale tomorrow at noon through the Arts & Crafts Gallery website at http://www.galleryac.com/

February 18 Halifax, NS Rebecca Cohen Theatre ^
February 19 Fredericton, NB The Fredericton Playhouse ^
February 20 Quebec City, QC Imperial #
February 21 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre ^
February 24 Kingston, ON Grand Theatre ^
February 26 London, ON London Music Hall ^
February 27 Ottawa, ON Theatre at NAC ^
February 28 Toronto, ON Massey Hall #
March 1 Guelph, ON River Run Centre ^
March 5 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick ^
March 6 Saskatoon, SK O’Brians Event Centre ^
March 7 Regina, SK Darke Hall ^
March 9 Banff, AB Eric Harvie Theatre ^
March 10 Calgary, AB Jack Singer Concert Hall ^
March 11 Edmonton, AB Francis Winspear Centre for Music ^
March 13 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre ^
March 14 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre ^

^ - w/ Dan Mangan + Blacksmith and Astral Swans
# - w/ Dan Mangan + Blacksmith

Billy Talent and Barenaked Ladies added to Dream Serenade

October 19, 2014

Billy Talent and Barenaked Ladies have been added to the impressive lineup of artists performing intimate sets at Dream Serenade in support of the Beverly Street School at Massey Hall on October 25th.

Feist
Matt Berninger and Aaron Dessner of The National
Billy Talent
Barenaked Ladies
Sarah Harmer
Hayden
Jason Collett
Grey Lands (Wayne Petti of Cuff the Duke)
Lou Canon

A NEW BLOCK OF TICKETS HAS JUST BEEN RELEASED!
Dream Serenade
Saturday, October 25, 7pm
Massey Hall
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1st Annual Dream Serenade Benefit Concert

September 12, 2014

On October 25, the legendary Massey Hall will host the 1st Annual Dream Serenade, a concert presented and curated by Toronto songwriter, Hayden Desser and his wife Christie Greyerbiehl, in support of services for children with developmental disabilities. The inaugural event will feature intimate performances from Feist, Matt Berninger and Aaron Dessner of The National, Sarah Harmer, Kevin Hearn of Barenaked Ladies, Jason Collett, Grey Lands (Wayne Petti), Lou Canon, and Hayden himself.

Money raised through ticket sales and donations to this year’s event will benefit Toronto's Beverley Street School, as well as a family relief fund for caregivers. This exceptional school uses a team-based approach to support the educational needs of students who have a developmental and/or physical disability. Proceeds will be used to support furthering specialized technologies and equipment that are needed at the school on a daily basis. Funds will also be directed towards the building of a customized green playground for the children and their families.

Dream Serenade has been in the works for over five years, since the birth of Hayden and Christie's first child, who was born with a rare chromosome deletion causing developmental disabilities. "She's the most beautiful and inspiring person and yet our experience as parents has been among the most complex and challenging journeys we've ever known," admits Hayden. "We recognize that our experience as parents of a child with a developmental disability is not unlike the other families at Beverley. In those overwhelming and clouded first years, the comfort and support that can be provided to families from specialized services becomes paramount. Dream Serenade will aid both the children and their caregivers."

Ticket will be on sale Wednesday, September 17 at 10am.
For tickets please call 416 872 4255, buy online masseyhall.com,
Or visit the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office (60 Simcoe St, Toronto, ON).

 

 

Record Store Day release of The Closer I Get

April 14, 2014

The first-ever vinyl edition of Hayden's 1998 album The Closer I Get will be available on Record Store Day (Saturday, April 19). This hand-numbered two-record set comes on 180 gram vinyl and includes a digital download card, plus an original sticker from 1998 (they made too many!).

Available exclusively at:
Soundscapes, Toronto
Sonic Boom, both Toronto locations
Rotate This, Toronto
Blackbyrd Music, Edmonton
Taz Records, Halifax.

Pemberton Music Festival

April 10, 2014

Hayden will be joining the lineup for the Pemberton Music Festival in British Columbia. The fesitval runs from July 18-20. See pembertonmusicfestival.com.

An Evening With Hayden Tour

April 4, 2014

Hey there.

I'm going to take a bit of a break from recording and do some solo touring in June. It's been a long time since I've played without a band, and I'm excited to try out some new songs.

I hope to see you.

June 11‎ Wakefield, QC Blacksheep Inn
June 12 Orillia, ON Brownstone Cafe
June 13 Peterborough, ON Gordon Best
June 14 Burnstown, ON Neat Cafe
June 17 London, ON Aeolian
June 19 Ridgeway, ON The Sanctuary
June 20 Guelph, ON Dublin St United
June 21 Bayfield, ON Old Town Hall

Links to purchase tickets are posted on the TOUR page.

Live Danforth videos to be posted each week this month

February 4, 2014

On November 30, 2013, Hayden and his band played The Danforth Musical Hall in Toronto. Each Monday for the next few weeks, we'll be sharing a new video featuring a performance from that show. The clips were filmed by Mitch Fillion (www.southernsouls.ca) and the sound was recorded and mixed by Matthew Jacob Lederman (www.mjlaudio.com).

California dates add to upcoming North American / Ontario tour

October 23, 2013

Hayden will wrap up his upcoming tour with three dates in California with dates in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. The tour kicks off in Buffalo, NY on November 9 and runs through to December 9, with a final stop in San Francisco. Here's a complete list of upcoming dates:

Nov 9 Buffalo, NY Waiting Room [ tickets ]
Nov 10 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern [ tickets ]
Nov 11 Pittsburgh, PA Garfield Artworks [ tickets at the door ]
Nov 12 Washington, DC DC9 [ tickets ]
Nov 13 Philadelphia, PA The Boot & Saddle [ tickets ]
Nov 14 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands [ tickets ]
Nov 15 Boston, MA Middle East Upstairs [ tickets ]
Nov 22 Burnstown, ON Neat Cafe [ tickets ]
Nov 23 Collingwood, ON Gayety Theatre [ tickets ]
Nov 26 Hamilton, ON Casbah [ tickets ]
Nov 27 Waterloo, ON Starlight [ tickets ]
Nov 28 Peterborough, ON Market Hall [ tickets ]
Nov 30 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall [ tickets ]
NEWLY ADDED // Dec 7 Los Angeles, CA Hotel Cafe [ tickets ]
NEWLY ADDED // Dec 8 San Diego, CA Soda Bar [ tickets ]
NEWLY ADDED // Dec 9 San Francisco, CA Cafe du Nord [ tickets ]

More shows added to upcoming North American / Ontario tour

September 24, 2013

A couple more shows have been added to Hayden's up coming tour. Here's a complete list of upcoming dates:

Nov 9 Buffalo, NY Waiting Room [ tickets ]
Nov 10 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern [ tickets ]
NEWLY ADDED // Nov 11 Pittsburgh, PA Garfield Artworks [ tickets at the door ]
Nov 13 Philadelphia, PA The Boot & Saddle [ tickets ]
Nov 14 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands [ tickets ]
NEWLY ADDED // Nov 15 Boston, MA Middle East Upstairs [ tickets ]
Nov 22 Burnstown, ON Neat Cafe [ tickets ]
Nov 23 Collingwood, ON Gayety Theatre [ tickets ]
Nov 26 Hamilton, ON Casbah [ tickets ]
Nov 27 Waterloo, ON Starlight [ tickets ]
Nov 28 Peterborough, ON Market Hall [ tickets ]
Nov 30 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall [ tickets ]

New official music video for Blurry Nights

September 09, 2013

Watch the new video for "Blurry Nights" below. It was done with the help of a lot of great friends and features the wonderful Lou Canon on vocal.

November North American / Ontario tour dates

September 09, 2013

Jay, Taylor and I are hitting the road again in November. We'll be joined by the incredible Doug Paisley in The East Coast U.S. His record "Constant Companion" is one of my favourites. New Arts & Crafts signing Reuben & The Dark, who I met at The Regina Folk Festival, will be supporting on some Ontario dates. The wonderful Taylor Knox Band will be our support at a great old theatre in Collingwood, ON called The Gayety.

Nov 9 Buffalo, NY Waiting Room [ tickets ]
Nov 10 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern [ tickets ]
Nov 13 Philadelphia, PA The Boot & Saddle [ tickets ]
Nov 14 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands [ tickets ]
Nov 22 Burnstown, ON Neat Cafe [ tickets ]
Nov 23 Collingwood, ON Gayety Theatre [ tickets ]
Nov 26 Hamilton, ON Casbah [ tickets ]
Nov 27 Waterloo, ON Starlight [ tickets ]
Nov 28 Peterborough, ON Market Hall [ tickets ]
Nov 30 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall [ tickets ]

New Hardwood Records web store

September 09, 2013

Today is the grand opening of our official web-store. This is the place to find all Hayden shirts, Cd's and vinyl. Check it out, we've added new-old stock T-shirts from 2004 - 2008's Elk Lake Serenade and In Field & Town tours, plus the new 180 clear vinyl re-pressing of Skyscraper National Park. And, while they last, a handful of the original 10" vinyl pressing of Moving Careful!

http://hardwoodrecords.bigcartel.com

Hayden to open for The National at free NXNE show in Toronto

June 10, 2013

Hayden will be joining The National this Friday, June 14 for a free outdoor show at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto as part of this year's NXNE Festival. Hayden performs at 7:30pm. More info at here.

Read up on Hayden's earlier interview with The National's lead singer, Matt Beringer, for the Grid TO:

Summer festival dates announced

April 24, 2013

Not too long ago, we mentioned through the mailing list that summer festival dates would be announced soon. We're happy to share those dates today. Come see Hayden at festivals in Vancouver, Yellowknife, Calgary, Guelph, as well as previously announced appearances at festivals in Regina and Toronto.

Complete details are available on the TOUR page. Oh, and we have a new video to share too!

East Coast tour announcement

April 17, 2013

We decided to book some dates in the East Coast of this glorious country of ours. And, Lou Canon will be joining us.

Please come out to see us- it's far, and we like when there are people in the room...

June 1 Halifax, NS at The Marquee
June 2 Fredericton, NB at Wilmot Church
June 3 Moncton, NB at Tide & Boar Upstairs
June 5 St John's, NL at The Rock House

Tickets for all four shows are on sale this Friday at 10am.

UPDATE: We've added links to purchase tickets to the TOUR page.

Watch the video for "Rainy Saturday"

February 12, 2013

Thank you to the wonderful audiences that have come out for our first shows. We've been having a great time playing for you all.

'Rainy Saturday' has a video now which you can watch below.

Us Alone is out today on Arts & Crafts

February 5, 2013

Hayden’s seventh full length album, Us Alone, is officially released today in North America on Arts & Crafts. Early reviews of the album have called it “a stunning, understated collection of songs” (NOW Magazine, 4 stars) and said “Us Alone is the type of record music fans need. A gentle reminder that as we age and live changes, music can still be everything” (Herohill).

You can purchase your own copy of the album in digital, vinyl or CD format on Arts & Crafts' Gallery website along with additional merchandise and tickets for Hayden’s upcoming tour.

The album is also available on iTunes, where you’ll find Hayden’s earlier releases on sale. If you’re in the US, you can purchase the new album here.

Starting today, Rdio has Us Alone available for streaming in its entirety here.

And finally, Hayden and his new band hit the road this Wednesday in Kingston, Ontario, and then continue throughout most of February and March. Please check the TOUR section often. New shows will be added as they’re confirmed.

Ticket information for this full line up of dates can be found in the TOUR section.

The dates:

February 6 Kingston, ON at The Grad Club*
February 7 Guelph, ON at Cooperators Hall* (Sold Out)
February 8 Dundas, ON at The Dundas Valley Montessori School*
February 9 Creemore, ON at Avening Community Centre* (Sold Out)
February 13 New York City, NY at Mercury Lounge*
February 20 Toronto, ON at The Dakota Tavern (Sold Out)
February 21 Toronto, ON at The Cameron House (Sold Out)
February 22 Toronto, ON at Rivoli* (Sold Out)
March 7 Wakefield, QC at Blacksheep Inn* (Sold Out)
March 8 Montreal, QC at La Sala Rossa*
March 13-15 Austin, TX at SXSW
March 17 Denver, CO at Hi Dive*
March 20 Seattle, WA at Tractor Tavern*
March 21 Portland, OR at Doug Fir Lounge*
March 23 Vancouver, BC at The Rio Theatre*
March 24 Nelson, BC at The Royal on Baker*
March 26 Edmonton, AB at The Royal Alberta Museum*
March 27 Calgary, AB at Festival Hall*
March 28 Saskatoon, SK at The Bassment*
March 30 Winnipeg, MB at West End Cultural Centre*
March 31 Minneapolis, MN at Triple Rock Social Club*
April 3 Chicago, IL at Schubas*
June 8 Toronto, ON at Field Trip Music and Arts Festival, Arts & Crafts 10th Anniversary Celebration

*with Special Guest Lou Canon

We’ll be keeping this website, our Facebook and Twitter pages active with news from the road and updates as they come along. We hope that you’ll continue to join us!

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