News — October 26th, 2007

The River flows to Europe

Leeroy Stagger is bringing Depression River to Europe next week as he sets out on the Don’t Feed The Bear Tour. His fifth UK tour in 3 years will bring the Canadian songwriter across the pond for a month of dates in support of his latest record starting in Aberdeen, Scotland on November 4th.

Leeroy will be on the road with his Glaswegian pal Roddy Hart, heading to some remote and not so remote parts of Scotland supported in part by Tune Up. Established in 2003, Tune Up is an initiative of the Scottish Arts Council funded by the National Lottery that aims to bring high quality live music to communities the length and breadth of the country.

“Roddy and I have played together every time I’ve been to Glasgow we have a mutual love of all things Springsteen” Stagger laughs from his Lethbridge, Alberta home.

Stagger then heads to London for his only English date of year, and there’s no better spot for it than the notorious What’s Cookin Club, a venue that holds a special place in Stagger’s heart as he’s played there a handful of times already. “It basically looks like Carolyn Mark’s house but only in England, and it’s run by two of the coolest people I know.”

This is also the first time Stagger will be heading to Germany. Despite never having toured mainland Europe before, Stagger says “I seem to have a healthy fan base there, so it will be exciting new ground for me.” With 89 shows under his belt already this year Stagger is no stranger to the road and he’s anxious to get back out there.

UK Tour Dates:
Nov 04 – Aberdeen – The Lemon Tree
Nov 05 – Inverness – Hootenanny’s
Nov 06 – Dunnethead – The Lighthouse
Nov 08 – Stirling – The Tollbooth
Nov 10 – Edinburgh – Cabaret Voltaire
Nov 11 – Glasgow – Oran Mor
Nov 14 – London – What’s Cookin Club

German Tour Dates:
Nov 16 – Mulheim – Palette
Nov 17 – Mulheim – House Concert
Nov 18 – Gelsenkirchen – Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Haus
Nov 24 – Lahr – Schlachthof
Nov 30 – Berlin – Berlin Guitars