, who is nothing short of a Canadian rock star, is going on tour this summer and yours truly, is sponsoring it.
The Toronto-born indie musician began performing on stage at age 8, and now, at 35, she continues to flourish and thrive. Ryder has racked up critical acclaim and topped Canadian charts, receiving accolades such as "Artist of the Year" and "Songwriter of the Year" at the Juno Awards in Vancouver. Her double-platinum breakout album Harmony
in 2012 was highlighted by her quadruple-platinum single, "Stompa," which landed a No.1 spot at AAA radio in the U.S. for eight straight weeks, the most weeks at #1 since Adele...move over Adele. Since the release of Harmony
, Ryder has written and recorded in Nashville, Los Angeles, Toronto, and London to create her most recent full-length LP, Utopia
, a record packed with raw and soulful emotion detailing the highs and lows of life...we can relate, Serena.
Ryder knows tour life well and has had countless headline tours in Canada and around the world. It's safe to say she's been around the block a few times. She's shared stages with artists from Sara Bareilles to Kanye West (dear Canada, you can have Kanye, but we want Serena).
"It's been way too long since I've played on American soil and I can't wait to see some old friends and make some new ones!" Ryder told Baeble. The tour will begin June 10 in Portland, ME at Old Port Festival and end July 27 in Reno, NV. Along the way Ryder will hit Burlington, VT, Boston, MA, Alexandria, VA, New York, NY, Windsor, ON, Chicago IL, and Minneapolis, MN. If you're a Ryder die fan (get it?) pick up tickets HERE
To give you a sense of what seeing the spicy Canadian vocalist live is like, The New York Times wrote "She is a fireball onstage. Her raw-throated vocals and passion are what first caught my ear." ELLE Magazine added, "Like listening to the teenaged Aretha Franklin...it's impossible not to be physically shaken when Serena sings."
Ryder's most recent single titled "Famous" featuring Simon Ward of the Strumbellas, produced by Grammy Award-winning producer David Cobb is available now.