Séan McCann, acclaimed singer-songwriter, JUNO Award nominee, and Bell Let’s Talk ambassador takes his personal stories and songs on a “Great Big” Recovery Tour this fall, with 25 dates hitting Ontario and Western Canada. McCann’s show is an autobiography set to music of one of Canada’s most successful musicians who found redemption through his love of songs. Since leaving renowned East Coast band Great Big Sea, McCann has released two solo records – Help Your Self and the You Know I Love You Songbook – that reveal his pain, truth, and optimism about the future. Tickets for the Recovery Tour are on sale now for $30 at seanmccannsings.com.
“Singing together in intimate venues lifts our hearts and that’s the feeling I want to bring to each of my shows,” said McCann. “Music is powerful medicine and if not for the intervention of my guitar (old brown) through hard times, I would not be here today. I’ve learned that we are All worthy of LOVE and Together we are never alone, especially when music is involved.”
As an added bonus for audiences, the Séan McCann Songbook Volume 1: You Know I Love You will be available at all venues for $20. This includes a CD, lyrics, as well as beautiful illustrations of each song by singer/songwriter Meaghan Smith.
About Séan McCann
McCann shot to international fame as a founding member of the renowned Newfoundland group Great Big Sea. After millions of albums sold, countless hit songs, and record-breaking tours around the world, McCann realized music had become something he was hiding behind.
Produced by acclaimed artist/producer Joel Plaskett, Help Your Self helped him deal with his issues of addiction and abuse, showing him there is strength in pain. His journey to find his own peace, love, and happiness continues through his new music. His second solo work, the You Know I Love You Songbook is cheerful in tone and lyrics, and sung by an artist intent on sharing his joy directly with his audience. McCann has also found himself using music as therapy, working with people who face physical, mental, and addiction challenges, and has become a sought after speaker trying to help others find light during difficult times. As a completely solo artist – no label, no manager, no booking agent – he controls every aspect of his career as well as his destiny…and that’s the way he likes it.
The Recovery Tour begins in Kingston. Tickets can be purchased now at seanmccannsings.com.
November 11 – Holden, AB – Paragon Theatre
Séan became sober about five years ago, left the band a year after that, and started speaking about how he was a survivor of childhood abuse. He’s now a solo artist and motivational speaker, and he does everything himself. hhe has no manager, no booking agent, no label, etc. He’s basically gone from one career extreme to another and he’s never been happier. His live show has really morphed into an autobiography where he speaks very honestly about his life, plays his own music, as well as some Great Big Sea classics. He doesn’t use a set list and plays what he feels the audience wants to hear and he also takes requests. You can hear a brief summary of his story here in his own words.