Boy & Bear Noisetrade Session
Boy & Bear spent much of July travelling and performing around the US. While the band was in Nashville, they recorded a live Eastside Manor Session for Noisetrade. You can download the 5-track live EP for free and check out the studio footage here: http://noisetrade.com/boyandbear/noisetrade-eastside-manor-session
OLD TOWN BLUES video
Since the release of their #1 sophomore album Harlequin Dream, Boy & Bear have been touring relentlessly around the world, their 86 performances so far this year proving just how high the demand for their live show has become.
They’ve built up a healthy amount of frequent flyer points, having travelled through the US, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Copenhagen, Germany, Netherlands and France (to mention a few) to play sold out shows. Taking care not to neglect their loyal Australian fans, Boy & Bear have ensured they return to their motherland for not one, but two national tours, with their massive 30-date regional tour taking place earlier this year.
Australian fans will once more get their fix of Boy & Bear when the band return for the Get Up & Dance Tour in September, before hitting the tarmac again for further US/CAN and UK/EU dates that will keep them in the spotlight from October right through to December.
Boy & Bear recently performed on the Conan O’Brien Show in the States on July 23, which is no surprise given the local love for them. In the US, Southern Sun was the #2 most added track on release, the 5th most added to College Radio and the #1 most added track to non-commercial radio. The single spent 16-weeks in the Top 100 AAA, with five consecutive weeks in the Top 5. The album, Harlequin Dream, spent 11 consecutive weeks in the Billboard Heatseakers chart.
Having spent so much time travelling this year, Boy & Bear have compiled footage taken on the road to feature in the newest video for OLD TOWN BLUES, giving a small glimpse of their worldwide adventure.
Boy & Bear On The Road Again
Boy & Bear recently returned to Australia for a quick break after their US/CAN tour and have once again hit the road for their summer European festival tour.
The boys have been doing extremely well overseas, even scoring themselves a performance spot on Conon O’Brian in the States. Check out the video below:
Following their current EU tour, the band will be back on Australian shores for their highly anticipated Get Up & Dance national tour, including two dates in NZ. Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane shows have already sold out, with second shows being announced due to popular demand. Tickets available here.
Boy & Bear Announce NZ Dates
They’ve toured the world twice over since the release of their sophomore album Harlequin Dream, but this September will mark Boy & Bear’s first New Zealand dates in over two years.
Since the release of their second record, which debuted at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart and has reached Gold sales in Australia, Boy & Bear have spent most of their time on the road bringing their live set to audiences near and far. Now it’s NZ’s turn!
The band have plenty of catching up to do with New Zealand audiences, with two full-length albums now under their belts and an internationally acclaimed live performance honed to perfection.
Boy & Bear have been eager to return to the country following their brief visit early last year, where Queenstown provided the stunning backdrop for the video of Harlequin Dream’s debut single ‘Southern Sun’, which the NZ Herald called “a guitar-driven, Tom Petty-esque anthem which should be blasted loud.” Watch the video here.
An extensive tour schedule spanning until the end of the year means this is the only opportunity for New Zealand fans to catch Boy & Bear live in 2014. The band have a track record for selling out tours, so be sure to secure tickets fast!
Select Music NZ / Hauraki & iHeartRadio herald BOY & BEAR to NZ shores …
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 18th
KINGS ARMS, Auckland
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19th
Tickets on sale now. Both shows r18.
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BOY & BEAR ANNOUNCE FALL HEADLINE TOUR, LAUNCHING OCTOBER 6 IN LOS ANGELES AT THE FONDA THEATRE
June 9, 2014 (New York, NY) – Australia’s Boy & Bear will return to North America this fall for a 21-city headline tour, starting Monday, October 6 in Los Angeles at The Fonda Theatre and wrapping Saturday, November 1 in San Francisco at The Grand Ballroom At Regency Center. The band, which USA Today named in its “Top 5 Australian Acts You Need To Know Now,” made their first trip to the States in two years when they appeared at SXSW 2014, and followed it with a sold-out spring headline tour in support of their latest release, Harlequin Dream.
Before the fall, the quintet will return for a short run of summer festival and headline tour dates, starting June 21 with the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE. The band’s lead single, “Southern Sun,” has been top 5 on the Triple A Top 30 Chart for four consecutive weeks, reaching #4 last week. They were recently featured on NPR’s “World Café With David Dye” and VH1’s Big Morning Buzz, and have received major support from such influential radio stations as San Francisco’s KFOG, Portland’s KINK, Sirius XM Spectrum, Denver’s KBCO, Boston’s The River, Los Angeles’ KCSN and more.
Watch the video for “Southern Sun” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3q_SchLR0I
Harlequin Dream was recorded at Australia’s legendary Alberts Studio, produced by Boy & Bear and ARIA-award winner Wayne Connolly and mixed by Seattle-based Phil Ek (Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty). In Australia, the album had a steady run at #1, was certified Gold, and received several ARIA Award nominations, including Best Group, Best Rock Album and Producer Of The Year. This follows their award-winning debut LP Moonfire, which won five awards at 2011 ARIAs, including the coveted group and best album prizes for their acclaimed debut – Album Of The Year, Best Group, Breakthrough Album, Breakthrough Single and Best Adult Contemporary Album.
Boy & Bear is Dave Hosking (lead singer/guitars), Killian Gavin (vocals/guitars), Tim Hart (drums, vocals, guitars), Jon Hart (vocals/keys/mandolin) and Dave Symes (bass).
Boy & Bear on tour (*Festival Appearance):
Sat, June 21 Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival*
Tue, June 24 Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
Thur, June 26 Ann Arbor, MI @ Top of the Park*
Sat, June 28 St. Catharines, ON @ SCENEFEST*
Mon, June 30 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Wed, July 2 Cleveland, OH @ Cambridge Room @ HOB
Thur, July 3 Buffalo, NY @ Thursday at Canalside
Sat, July 5 Des Moines, IA @ 80/35*
Sun, July 6 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Tue, July 8 Denver, CO @ Red Rocks
Sat, July 12 Winnipeg, MB @ Winnipeg Folk Festival*
Sun, July 13 Winnipeg, MB @ Winnipeg Folk Festival*
Tue, July 15 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
Wed, July 16 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Thur, July 17 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
Sat, July 19 Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival*
Fall Headline Tour
Mon, Oct 6 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
Tue, Oct 7 Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
Thur, Oct 9 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Fri, Oct 10 New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues New Orleans
Sat, Oct 11 Atlanta, GA @ The Loft At Center Stage
Sun, Oct 12 Charleston, SC @ Southern Ground Festival
Mon, Oct 13 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Wed, Oct 15 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Thur, Oct 16 Boston, MA @ Royale
Fri, Oct 17 Montreal QC @ Le National
Sat, Oct 18 Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Mon, Oct 20 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
Tue, Oct 21 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Wed, Oct 22 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
Thur, Oct 23 Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
Sat, Oct 25 Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite
Sun, Oct 26 Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
Tue, Oct 28 Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub
Wed, Oct 29 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Thur, Oct 30 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Sat, Nov 1 San Francisco, CA @ Grand Ballroom At Regency Center