Tickets on sale now for U.S. EILF20 tour dates

Hayden will bring the Everything I Long For 20th Anniversary tour to four U.S. cities starting mid-November. Tickets to all four shows are on sale now.

November 14 San Francisco at Swedish American Hall
November 16 Los Angeles at Largo
November 29 Brooklyn at National Sawdust
December 1 Chicago at Schubas

See the Tour page for ticket links for all the remaining Canadian and US dates.


3rd Annual Dream Serenade

We’re very excited to announce the third annual Dream Serenade benefit concert on October 22, 2016 at Toronto’s Massey Hall. Those of you who have generously supported us over the last couple of years know how special this night has become: artists like Feist, Matt and Aaron from The National, Bahamas, Serena Ryder, Barenaked Ladies, Billy Talent, Joel Plaskett and many others have generously volunteered their time and talents to perform intimate and inspiring performances on the stage of the legendary Massey Hall. Over $125,000 has been raised towards schools and services for children with developmental and / or physical disabilities, a new playground is underway for the students of Beverley Street School, a Family Relief Fund offering respite services is now active and last year we were able to award $20,000 to Toronto’s George Webster Elementary School for upgrades to their classrooms.

This annual concert is not just a way to contribute much needed funding to those that need it most within this community, but it’s an evening that celebrates the tireless work that teachers, parents and caregivers provide year round to children in our city, without the applause. This year, Broken Social Scene, Dan Mangan, Amy Millan (of Stars), Barenaked Ladies, The Persuasions, Lou Canon and more will help give us another unforgettable night. We hope you will join us.

Dream Serenade has become much more than its beginnings as a way to raise funds for our daughter’s incredible school. It’s now a very important part of our lives and a perfect way to celebrate a community of inspiring people.

— Hayden Desser & Christie Greyerbiehl (co-presenters)

Tickets for Dream Serenade ranging from $25-$100 can be purchased at the Massey Hall box office, by phone at 416-872-4255 or online at masseyhall.com

Online donations to Dream Serenade are accepted year round at CanadaHelps.org. All donations will receive a charitable tax receipt.

More information is available at dreamserenade.ca



EILF20 at POP Montreal

Hayden’s Everything I Long For 20th Anniversary Tour will include a date in Montreal on September 24 as part of the POP Montreal festival. Tickets are on sale now.



EILF20 Across Canada + 3rd Annual Dream Serenade

This past April, Hayden celebrated the 20th Anniversary of his iconic debut record Everything I Long For with a limited run vinyl re-issue on his Hardwood Records and a short Southern Ontario Tour. Due to the overwhelming response (all tour dates and vinyl sold out), a new run of dates have been added that will take the show across Canada this September and October. All shows will be on sale Friday, dates below. Please see the tour page for ticket links.

The 3rd Annual Dream Serenade is set for October 22 at Massey Hall. The annual event to raise funds for services to support children with developmental disabilities is a community-minded concert curated by Hayden and his wife. Past performers have included Feist, members of The National, Billy Talent, Serena Ryder, Barenaked Ladies and more. This year’s line up will be announced over the coming months but tickets can be purchased starting this Friday at the Massey Hall box office or website. More info is up at dreamserenade.ca.

EILF20 Fall Tour Dates:

Wednesday, September 21 Halifax at St. Matthew’s Church
Thursday, September 22 St John’s at George Street United Church
Tuesday, September 27 Winnipeg at Park Theatre
Wednesday, September 28 Saskatoon at Broadway
Thursday, September 29 Regina at Artesian
Friday, September 30 Edmonton at Myer Horowitz
Saturday, October 1 Calgary at Grand Theatre
Tuesday, October 4 Vancouver at St. James Church
Wednesday, October 5 Victoria at Alix Goolden


Everything I Long For 20th Anniversary

The 20th Anniversary reissue of Everything I Long For was released today. For those who missed the opportunity to preorder before those copies sold out, a limited number of the double vinyl will be available at select retailers and on the Hardwood online shop as well as digital outlets.

We appreciate the support of these local stores for bringing Hardwood Records and EILF20 into their shops:

Ditch Records, Victoria BC
Blackbyrd, Edmonton BC
Listen Records, Edmonton BC
June Records, Toronto ON
Rotate This, Toronto ON
Sonic Boom, Toronto ON
Soundscapes, Toronto ON
Tiny Record Shop, Toronto ON
Taz Records, Halifax NS
Fingerprints, Long Beach California

The sold out 20th Anniversary Everything I Long For tour begins this weekend and we will be bringing along a stash of these albums for purchase, along with a limited edition set of silk screened posters and t-shirts including designs that were originally seen back in 1996. If you’re interested in any of these but can’t make it out to a show, you can also grab these items on the online shop at http://hardwoodrecords.bigcartel.com/.

The response to this Anniversary release has been an incredible thing — your support, your notes, the sharing of your own old stories and memories around the record and time in your lives have all been such a key part to what we hoped to see around this project. Thank you.