Glass Tiger Reimagines Their Hits For New “31” Album And Tours With Johnny Reid

Warner Music Canada and Halo Entertainment are thrilled to announce the February 16th release of 31, the new album from Glass Tiger. Recorded and produced in Toronto and Nashville by Johnny Reid, 31 features 11 Glass Tiger hit songs reimagined with traditional acoustic instruments as well as two new tracks, “Wae Yer Family” co-written and featuring Johnny Reid and “Fire It Up.” The album also includes special guest contributions from Julian Lennon (“Thin Red Line”), Alan Doyle (“My Song”), Véronic DiCaire (“Someday”) and Susan Aglukark and David R. Maracle (“Diamond Sun”). 31 is available for pre-orders at all digital service providers (DSPs) beginning today. Fans pre-ordering through iTunes will instantly receive the tracks “Someday” (featuring Véronic DiCaire) and “Wae Yer Family” (featuring Johnny Reid).

Glass Tiger first burst on to the world stage in 1986 with the #1 hit “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone),” the first of 13 top 30 hits (including 7 top 10s). Glass Tiger’s Alan Frew and Johnny Reid have enjoyed a long friendship which has included a number of collaborations including Johnny’s #1 hit “Fire It Up” which also became a significant hit for Joe Cocker in Europe.

In 2015, Frew suffered what could have been a career-ending stroke but following an intense year of rehab, Alan was on the road to recovery. Taking all that had happened into consideration, Reid suggested creating an album that celebrated the truly important things in life.

“We talked for hours on end about such things as love and friendship, health and happiness…and, of course family,” says Frew. The emphasis, he felt, should be on Glass Tiger’s beautifully crafted pop songs that already felt ‘old friends and family’ and that, if re-imagined, they could once again come across our doorsteps and join us by the fire for an evening of fellowship and song.”

With a plan in place, the band headed to Nashville to begin working on arrangements at Johnny’s home studio. The resulting album introduces traditional acoustic instruments like the penny whistle, bodhran, banjo and uillean pipes giving new warmth to songs that have become familiar to millions of people around the world. The album also includes alternative versions of the hits “Someday” sung In French and English with Quebec star Véronic DiCaire and Diamond Sun performed alongside Susan Aglukark singing in First Nations.

“31 is simply a musical celebration of family and friendship,” says Johnny Reid. Having the opportunity to work with the boys on this album was an absolute pleasure. I’m humbled to have played a part in bringing these great songs back to the people.”

Glass Tiger will take the show on the road in 2018, joining Johnny Reid on his extensive 45-date tour across Canada beginning February 26 in Sydney, B.C. (see full tour schedule below)

Glass Tiger is Alan Frew (vocals), Sam Reid (keyboards), Al Connelly (guitars), Wayne Parker (bass) and Chris McNeill (drums).

Glass Tiger 31 tracklisting:

3. DON’T FORGET ME (When I’m Gone)
8. MY SONG ft. Alan Doyle
10. THIN RED LINE ft Julian Lennon
12. WAE YER FAMILY ft Johnny Reid
14. SOMEDAY ft Véronic DiCaire
15. DIAMOND SUN ft Susan Aglukark & David R. Maracle

Glass Tiger on tour with Johnny Reid:

2/26–27 Sidney, BC Mary Winspear Centre
2/28 Nanaimo, BC Port Theatre
3/1 Duncan, BC Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
3/3 Abbotsford, BC Abbotsford Entertainment Centre
3/4 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre
3/5 Kamloops, BC Sandman Centre
3/6 Kelowna, BC Prospera Place
3/8 Prince George, BC CN Centre
3/9 Grande Prairie, AB Revolution Place
3/10 Calgary, AB Grey Eagle Event Centre
3/12 Red Deer, AB Enmax Centrium
3/13-14 Regina, SK Conexsus Arts Centre
3/15-16 Edmonton, AB Northern Alberta Jubilee
3/18 Medicine Hat, AB Canalta Centre
3/19 Lethbridge, AB Enmax Centre
3/20-21 Saskatoon, SK TCU Place
3/23-24 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre
3/25 Winnipeg, MB Club Regent Casino
3/27-28 Thunder Bay, ON Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
3/29 Sault St. Marie, ON Essar Centre
3/31 Sudbury, ON Sudbury Arena
4/2-3 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
4/4 Kitchener, ON Centre In The Square
4/6 Windsor, ON Caesars Windsor
4/7 St. Catharines, ON Meridian Centre
4/8 London, ON Budweiser Gardens
4/9 Hamilton, ON FirstOntario Concert Hall
4/11 Peterborough, ON Peterborough Memorial Centre
4/12 Oshawa, ON Tribute Communities Centre
4/13 Ottawa, ON TD Place
4/14 Kingston, ON Rogers K-Rock Centre
4/16 Halifax, NS Scotiabank Centre
4/17-18 Moncton, NB Casino New Brunswick
4/20 Charlottetown, PEI Eastlink Centre Charlottetown
4/21 Sydney, NS Centre 200
4/23 Corner Brook, NF Corner Brook Civic Centre
4/24 St. John’s. NF Mile One Centre