Great Big Sea Celebrate 20th Anniversary With New Album/Tour

Canadian band release new album and announce tour.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Great Big Sea, one of Canada's most celebrated folk-rock bands, is celebrating their 20th anniversary with a greatest hits album called "XX" and a tour to promote it.

Alan Doyle, Sean McCann and Bob Hallett will be releasing a two-disc set that contains their biggest songs as well as a box set that includes bonus audio and a DVD of the band's early days and their storied journey of 20 years in music.

"For the hundreds of thousands of fans who have sang, danced and celebrated with the band, Great Big Sea has been a constant factor in their own lives," it said on the band's official website. "While musical fashions have come and gone, Great Big Sea has maintained an unswerving commitment to their original ideals – a belief that a marriage of their own creativity and the joyous folk music of their home in Newfoundland would be an unbeatable combination."

Great Big Sea will also be embarking on a tour that will take them to a number of Canadian venues, including Toronto, Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Regina, Calgary, Montreal, Moncton, and Halifax. Check out their official website for a breakdown of tour dates. Presale begins on October 23rd at 10am.