Boy & Bear announce winter UK tour22nd April, 2014

Boy & Bear are set to return to the UK in November for a full UK tour after briefly stopping by in August to play the esteemed Green Man and Boardmaster festivals. Their February run of dates entirely sold out including two dates at London’s Village underground.

Taken from the critically acclaimed Harlequin Dream, an album that went straight to the no.1 spot in their native Australia, and received widespread critical acclaim in the UK, the band’s next single, Bridges is out in the UK on June 16th. An emotional recount of being on tour, Bridges is one of the album’s more sombre moments.

Harlequin Dream follows on from the bands debut LP, Moonfire, which sold platinum in Australia and earned the Sydney five piece an astonishing five awards in 2011’s ARIA awards, is the band’s first album since signing with Nettwerk Records was recorded at the legendary Alberts Studio and mixed by Phil Ek (Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, The Shins, and Father John Misty)

Tuesday- 4th Glasgow -Oran Mor
Wednesday 5th Edinburgh- Electric Circus
Thursday 6th-Manchester- Gorilla
Friday 7th- Leeds- Brudenell Social Club
Sunday 9th – Dublin- Whelens
Tuesday 11th- Liverpool- Leaf
Wednesday 12th- Bristol – Anson Rooms
Thursday 13th- Cardiff- Clwb lfor Bach
Friday 14th- London- Shepherds Bush Empire
Sunday 16th-Oxford- Academy
Tuesday 18th- Portsmouth- The Wedgewood Room

Contact: Meg Greenhorn / / 0207 456 9516

Overseas Tour Diary1st April, 2014

While overseas on their extensive worldwide tour – which has taken Boy & Bear through Europe, America and Canada – band member and avid photographer Jon Hart has been carefully documenting their travels with the Leica M Digital Camera. The band put together 30 great moments, shown through imagery and commentary, and shared them exclusively with Tone Deaf. Check out the tour diary for and rare insight into what life is like on the road for a touring band.

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A massive thank you to Leica for loaning the M Digital to the band for the duration of the overseas tour.

‘Bridges’ Video18th March, 2014

The music video for Boy & Bear’s single ‘Bridges’, off ARIA and J Award nominated sophomore album Harlequin Dream is now here! The clip was shot in Melbourne by the team at Oh Yeah Wow (Gotye, The Paper Kites, Aloe Blacc and Clubfeet) and sees the band members occupying a miniature house.

Watch the full video here:

Upcoming Tour7th February, 2014

In just under two weeks Boy & Bear will be jet-setting across the globe for their sold out UK tour, before heading to Europe, Canada and the US.

It has also been confirmed that the band will be playing at SXSW in Austin next month. Stay tuned for more information on performance times.

Proceeding their overseas tour, Boy & Bear will then return to home soil to commence their thirty-date regional tour, starting at Perth’s Blues N Roots festival in April and finishing in Dubbo at the end of May.

Also announced this week was the Sasquatch! Music Festival lineup, which included Boy & Bear on the weekend of July 4-6. This means Boy & Bear will again be heading over to the States for these dates.

What a year ahead! Make sure you’re following the boys on Facebook for all the latest news!

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Having just completed a national tour of Australia last month and only recently announcing a thirty-two date tour of Europe and America for February/March/April (including SXSW), Australia’s own Boy & Bear are thrilled to inform their fans of an extensive thirty-date regional tour of Australia. They’ll be kick starting in Mackay (QLD) in mid-April, moving through the NT, WA, VIC and the ACT, finishing off in Dubbo (NSW) at the end of May.

“This will be the most extensive regional tour the band has done and we are very much looking forward to it,” enthuses singer and songwriter Dave Hosking. “We love the idea of playing to new people in new and exciting parts of the country.”

Boy & Bear have already celebrated a #1 debut on the ARIA Album Chart and now their critically acclaimed second album, Harlequin Dream is officially certified Gold in Australia, selling in excess of 35,000 copies since its release in August. Harlequin Dream is the follow up album to the band’s platinum selling debut album, Moonfire and was co-produced by Boy & Bear and Wayne Connelly.

And in other exciting news, Harlequin Dream has appeared at number seven on Triple J’s listener poll for Top Ten Favourite Albums, with Boy & Bear being the only Australian band to make the list.

The band have also unveiled the brand new video for single and album title track, Harlequin Dream, filmed by acclaimed director Kris Moyes (Sia, Beck, The Presets) on location in Palawan in The Philippines just fourteen days prior to the devastating impact of Typhoon Haiyan. The people and locations that were filmed are safe due to the surrounding mountains, but donations are still welcomed to help those whose lives have been affected. Donations can be made via the following organisations: UNICEF, OXFAM, AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS, SAVE THE CHILDREN AUSTRALIA.

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