Fourth Album to be Released Online – Live and Interactive – at end of Tour

Don Amero.

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Most artists release an album and then head out on tour. Not Winnipeg’s Don Amero. For his fourth album, he’s doing it backwards – touring first, then releasing his album at the end of it… but he has a good reason why…

On October 24, Don Amero will  release his fourth album at an intimate house concert in his hometown – for all the world to see! It’s going to be a live online event, so he’s touring between now and then in order to raise awareness of the release, and the cause he is supporting.

APTN’s Webstage Pass presents… Don Amero:  Up Close & International

Heart On My Sleeve House Concert performed live online at
October 24 @ 8:00pm Central Time

Join Don Amero & special guests for an intimate and interactive evening of song and stories, and the world premiere of his music video Turn These Grey Skies Blue. Participate in Twitter chat, and Facebook forums. It’s all happening live from his neighbour’s house in Winnipeg!

A portion of proceeds from the tour and CD release will go to – helping children right here in our own country.

“I’m really excited to be releasing my new album in such a different and dynamic way,” says Don Amero. “House concerts allow for an intimate performance, and I play a lot of them when I tour. So what better way to release Heart On My Sleeve then through an up-close-and-personal house concert that we can share with people everywhere. In essence, I’m putting my heart on my sleeve for the entire world to see!”

When Don approached APTN with the idea, they loved it and wanted to get on board. “We’re happy to be blazing this trail with Don Amero,” says Sky Bridges, Chief Operating Officer of APTN. “We’re taking the online streaming model we created for Aboriginal Day Live, and applying it to Don’s CD release. We’re really excited by this initiative – the first of its kind for APTN – and happy to get behind a talented independent artist like Don Amero.”


Heart On My Sleeve is the fourth full-length CD from Winnipeg’s Don Amero, and a fitting title considering its self-produced.

“I feel like this album is different from my previous releases, and in some ways, a brand new start for me,” explains Amero. “While I’ve worked with some amazing producers in the past, I just felt it was time to put more of my voice into the recording.”

So Amero went back to where it all began six years ago, when he self-produced his debut album. He spent much of summer in his own recording studio tucked away in the back of his community church, working diligently to complete the 11 songs and two bonus tracks featured on Heart On My Sleeve.

“My thought has always been that as an artist, you need to evolve and grow. With this recording, I’m very happy with where I’ve come from and where I’m going,” he says. “When I listen to the songs, I feel like I’m being more honest than I’ve ever been before.”

The album’s first single Turn These Grey Skies Blue was released to radio earlier this summer. It became the third most downloaded song on the day it came out, after being listened to and downloaded by Canadian radio programmers from coast-to-coast. Don co-wrote the song with well-known Nashville songwriter Kris Burgsness during a trip to Nashville last year.

Don’s favourite song on the album – and the one he is most proud of – is Young Forever. He was inspired to write it during a flight from Montreal to Moncton, after reading a short story in Air Canada’s magazine that got him thinking about what it means to stay young at heart. He wrote the song while on tour in PEI, spending ten hours over two days painstakingly crafting the meaningful words and memorable melody.

Love Will Find A Way is probably the most personal song on the album. Don wrote it for his brother and sister-in-law after they lost their baby. Since Don isn’t one to express his feelings though conversation, he wrote the song as a way to show his support for what they were going through.


Music fans across Canada will have the chance to see Don Amero on tour, leading up to the Heart On My Sleeve house concert:

Thursday September 20th – Moncton, NB
Plan B @ 10:00pm
212 St. George St.
$6 at the door

Friday September 21st – Halifax, NS
The Music Room @ 7:30pm
6181 Lady Hammond Road
$15 advance / $20 door
Saturday September 22nd – PEI
Old Belle River @ 8:00pm
 1828 Trans-Canada Highway
Tickets TBC
Monday September 24th – Wolfville, NS
Al Whittle Theatre @ 7:30pm
 450 Main Street
$10 advance/ $15 door

Friday September 28th – Regina, SK
The Gaslight Saloon @ 9:00pm
BreakOut West showcase
Tickets or festival wristband as per BreakOut West

Saturday September 29th – Regina, SK
The Artful Dodger
BreakOut West showcase
Tickets or festival wristband as per BreakOut West

Wednesday October 10th – Whitehorse, YK
Old Fire Hall @ 7:30pm
1105 First Avenue
$15 advance/ $20 door

Friday October 19th – Brandon, MB
Lorne Watson Hall @ 8:00pm
U of B Music Suite
$15 advance/ $20 door

Wednesday October 24th – Winnipeg, MB
Heart On My Sleeve House Concert (streamed online at
Limited tickets available

Financial support for Don Amero’s Heart On My Sleeve tour is provided by Manitoba Film & Music.


In September 2007, when Don Amero walked off his day-job as a hardwood flooring installer to pursue music fulltime, you might say he found his calling. Since then, he has headlined concerts, presented at festivals, performed with the symphony, played national television, and toured coast-to-coast,

Considered one of the hardest working independent musicians in showbiz today, Don’s first three albums (Change Your Life, Deepening, The Long Way Home) have generated four national and international awards – Aboriginal Recording of the Year (2011 Western Canadian Music Awards), Best Folk Recording (2011 Native American Music Awards), Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year (2009 Canadian Folk Music Awards), Male Artist of the Year (2009 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards) – and 22 more nominations.

A role model for today’s youth, Don often delivers workshops at schools, conferences and gatherings. His story inspires, and his message is one of encouragement, positivity and beauty. He entertains audiences of all ages, and continues to impress wherever he goes.

Don’s albums and singles can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon, CD baby, and on He also has a free mobile app that lets fans listen to his music, check out photos and videos, read blog posts, and more.

Special video released for Valentine’s Day:
What Do You Wanna Do

Debut music video:
Right Where I Wanna Be

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