Toronto, ON – June 7, 2018 –
Toronto based singer-songwriter, Mattie Leon, strikes a beautiful balance between folk, R&B and pop. 2017 saw the release of his latest offering, Signal Hill, a 7-song collection of rhythmic Canadiana. Today, he announces a Canadian summer tour that will take him from coast to coast. Kicking off officially on June 30th in Toronto, Leon will share his music with audiences from across the country (see below for full details). Along with the tour, he shares a brand new music video for his single, Vimy, which explores a couple in love during World War 1 and specifically The Battle of Vimy Ridge. Watch and share the video here.

I’ve longed to tour this country, ocean to ocean with guitar in hand, since I started writing songs,” says Leon. “It’s a rite of passage to push some overworked van to the brink and experience the endless beauty of Canada one kilometre at a time. Lyrically, so much of my new record is about Canada and it’s history so I’m looking forward to playing these songs in the places that inspired them. The fact that I experience all of it with my brother by my side is really special.”

Since embarking on his solo career in 2015 Leon has been busy producing and releasing music, playing throughout Ontario and touring to the far reaches of Eastern Canada. His soulful debut EP, Terrace, included the song, Just You, that received airplay on CBC Radio 1 and garnered accolades from then host, Talia Schlanger. He followed up Terrace with two small releases in 2016 that included standout track, Alabama, which was his first foray into historical material. Alabama tells the tale of Clifford Durr, civil rights lawyer in the 1950's and 60's, who assisted in bailing Rosa Parks out of jail after the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Signal Hill has been gaining traction on Canadian College Radio since its release and in the last few years Mattie has had the tracks Boy, So Much More With Me and Just You receive national radio play.


June 9 – St. Catharines, ON – Merchant Ale House

June 30 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Underground

July 4 – Hamilton, ON – Casbah

July 14 – Guelph, ON – Jimmy Jazz

July 15 – Grand Bend, ON – Sunset Sounds

July 17 – Ottawa, ON – Pressed

July 19 – St. John, NB – Five & Dime

July 20 – Tay Creek, NB – T.C. Folk Festival

July 22 – Charlottetown, PEI – Back Alley Music

July 23 – Charlottetown, PEI – Baba’s Lounge

July 24 – Halifax, NS – Sniggily Wiggily’s

July 25 – Halifax, NS – Gus’ Pub

July 27 – St. John’s, NFLD – Battery Cafe

July 29 – St. John’s, NFLD – The Ship

July 31 – Bathurst, NB – Four Rivers Brewing

August 2 – Quebec City, QC – Ninkasi

August 3 – Montreal, QC – L’Escalier

August 11 – London, ON – Life of Leisure

August 16 – Sault Ste Marie, ON – Water Tower

August 17 – Thunder Bay, ON – The Apollo

August 18 – Kenora, ON – Lakeshore Lounge

August 19 – Regina, MB – Cloud 9

August 21 – Calgary, AB – Café KOI

August 22 – Cochrane, AB – The Gentry

August 23 – Clearwater, BC – Serenity P.A.

August 25 – Vancouver, BC – The Heatley

August 26 – Victoria, BC – Canoe Brewpub

August 28 – Kamloops, BC – Iron Road Brewing

August 30 – Medicine Hat, AB – Heartwood Café

September 1 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Room 21

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