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Contact: Em Dobbin
TOBI Entertainment Publicity
(403) 614 4677

For the first time as a solo artist, Tanner James will tour his debut album
“How To Ruin Your Life With Women”

CALGARY, AB. – June 3, 2012 - Tanner James, formerly of the Nix Dicksons returns from a four-week song writing stint in Nashville to begin his 15 show Western Canadian tour. As the lead singer and bass player for the Nix Dicksons, Tanners voice brought recognition to the band, including airplay on CBC Radio 1, 2 and 3 and Top 50 on Earshot’s National Chart in 2011. In 2012, the Nix Dicksons received 2nd place as X92.9FM Calgary’s Best Local Release. 

This spring, Tanner James won 2nd place for the Calgary Folk Fest song writing contest’s Places and Spaces category. 

“How to ruin your life with women is an album about people, so I tried to let the music describe the individual and the setting. Its an album about girls that got away, for better or worse. It feels like a coming of age story”

Each show will feature an acoustic set of Tanners folk-rock music, complete with quirky love lyrics and Tanners award-winning voice. 

“A live show gives me the opportunity to explain the back stories to each song. I’m an entertainer… I like telling stories. The live show is a bit of a throwback to the travelling entertainer”.

The tour dates are as follows:

May 31st - The Haven - Edmonton, AB

June 1st - Velvet Olive - Red Deer, AB

June 4th - The Buzz - Nanaimo, BC

June 5th - Duncan Garage Showroom, BC

June 7th - Char’s Landing - Port Alberni, BC

June 10th - Elk and Oarsman - Banff, AB

June 13th - Artful Dodger - Regina, SK

June 14th - Java Express, 23rd Main Street -Moose Jaw, SK

June 17th - Last Drop - Revelstoke, BC

June 19th - Cafe Deux Soleils - Vancouver, BC

June 21st - Voodoo’s - Penticton, BC

June 22nd - Cedar Creek Cafe, Winlaw, BC

June 28th - National Music Centre Record Release - Calgary

June 29th - Rodeo - Strathmore, AB

July 4th - Inspire Cafe, Medicine Hat, AB

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