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Toronto Indie band ‘Wild Rivers’ share new version of “Amsterdam” ahead of Euro tour and Massey Hall show

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TORONTO, May 8, 2022 – On Thursday Toronto Indie trio Wild Rivers shared a stripped-back version of their fan-favourite single, “Amsterdam.” The original track has over ten million streams and is off their sophomore full-length album Sidelines released earlier this year.

About the song, the band explains, “When we’re writing a song, the three of us are usually sitting in a room with a few guitars, working out the ideas in a raw, stripped-down way. We like to make sure the songs can stand on their own without production before building them out in a session and adding more instrumentation. With this alternative version, we wanted to try and recapture the intimacy of the early acoustic stage of the song’s conception.”

Wild Rivers, who hail from Toronto, are also excited to announce a fall U.S. tour that will launch in September and will include stops at Thalia Hall in Chicago, the El Rey in Los Angeles, The Fillmore in San Francisco, Brooklyn Steel in New York, Darius Rucker’s Riverfront Revival Music Festival, the Moon River Festival, and more. A full list of dates can be found below.

The new dates will follow two sold-out U.S. runs this past winter, a nearly sold-out spring tour in Europe, an upcoming Canadian tour including a headline show at Massey Hall, and a summer of festivals including Bottlerock and Bonnaroo.

Tickets are on-sale now at www.wildriversmusic.com.

Wild Rivers [Khalid Yassein (guitars, vocals, keys), Andrew Oliver (lead guitar, synths), Devan Glover (vocals)] new album, Sidelines, which debuted at #9 in the U.S. on the Spotify Debut Album Chart, captures the band as they navigate their twenties, moving from the college years into the uncharted territories of adulthood.

Toronto’s Wild Rivers play Massey Hall June 2 as part of the North American leg of their tour.

“Sidelines” was co-produced by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Sharon van Etten) and recorded in Connecticut, Los Angeles, and Khalid and Devan’s college town of Kingston, Ontario. Described by Line of Best Fit as “a confident and mature record,” while Wonderland said it is “sure to calm your soul and centre your mind” and Under the Radar lauded the band’s sophomore album as “a piece of poignant pop beauty.” Wild Rivers have earned over 250 million streams and a devoted fanbase for their expertly crafted harmonies, introspective lyricism, and incredible live show.

WILD RIVERS TOUR DATES

(for tickets, go to www.wildriversmusic.com/tour)

UK/EURO DATES 2022
May 6 – Dublin, IE @ Workman’s Club Cellar
May 7 – Cork, IE @ Winthrop Avenue @ Cyprus Avenue
May 9 – London, UK @ Oslo SOLD OUT
May 10 – Manchester, UK @ Night & Day SOLD OUT
May 11 – London, UK @ Oslo SOLD OUT
May 12/13 – The Great Escape
May 14 – Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana SOLD OUT
May 17 – Amsterdam, ND @ Paradiso Noord
May 18 – Ghent, BE @ Trefpunt
May 19 – Cologne, DE @ Subway
May 20 – Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
May 22 – Hamburg, DE @ Hebebuhne
May 24 – Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar (Vega)
May 25 – Stockholm, SE @ Obaren
May 26 – Oslo, NO @ Krosset

NORTH AMERICAN DATES 2022
May 29 – Napa Valley, CA @ Bottlerock Festival
June 2 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
June 3 – Ottawa, ON @ Club SAW
June 4 – Ottawa, ON @ Club SAW SOLD OUT
June 5 – Montreal, QC @ Petite Campus
June 16 – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
July 7-10 – Winnipeg, MB @ Winnipeg Folk Fest
July 11 – Saskatoon, SK @ Broadway
July 12 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
July 13 – Calgary, AB @ The Palace
July 15 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
July 16 – Victoria, BC @ Capital Ballroom
September 6 – Albany, NY @ Empire Underground
September 7 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
September 9 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
September 10-11 – Chattanooga, TN @ Moon River Festival
September 12 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
September 13 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
September 14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
September 16 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
September 17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The CommonWealth Room
September 19 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile – Showroom
September 20 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre
September 22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
September 23 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
September 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
September 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
September 27 – Houston, TX @ The Heights Theater
September 28 – Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theatre
October 1 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
October 3 – Boston, MA @ Royale
October 4 – New York, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
October 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
October 8 – Charleston, SC @ Riverfront Revival Music Festival

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