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
BOY & BEAR SELL OUT PALAIS MELBOURNE & SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE SHOWS, SECOND SHOWS ANNOUNCED
Sydney’s Boy & Bear have received record first day ticket sales for their Get Up & Dance theatre tour, selling out their Palais Melbourne and Sydney Opera House shows in a few days and have announced seconds shows at The Palais Theatre on Wednesday September 3 and the Sydney Opera House on Sunday September 21.
“Thanks so much to everyone who has bought tickets so far for the Get Up & Dance tour in September. We feel really overwhelmed by how many of you are coming along. So much so that we have added a 2nd show in Melbourne and 2nd show in Sydney – we can’t wait to get out and play for you all!” beams Boy & Bear’s drummer Tim Hart.
Having been on the national and international touring circuit since February this year and on the cusp of finishing up their hugely successful Harlequin Dream 30 date regional tour of Australia, Boy & Bear will be heading back overseas for another run of international tour dates!
The lads will be performing at various festivals and club shows in the US through June/July, and will be moving on to Europe for a few more festivals in August, all before returning to home for their theatre shows in September, supported by Holy Holy.
And in other exciting news, Boy & Bear’s single, Harlequin Dream is receiving a heap of radio support in the US, landing at #5 on North America’s AAA Top 30 radio chart for its second week in a row.
Tickets for the second Sydney show are on sale tomorrow.
BOY & BEAR ANNOUNCE GET UP & DANCE NATIONAL THEATRE TOUR
Having recently toured the world to sold out venues across Europe, the UK, US & Canada, and currently mid-way through an extensive 29 date regional tour of Australia, in-demand Sydney five-piece, Boy & Bear have announced their final tour for 2014, their Get Up & Dance theatre tour set to take place throughout September. This will also be their final tour in support of their number 1 ARIA album, Harlequin Dream.
Boy & Bear will kick start the tour at The Palais (Melbourne) on September 5, and will move through to some of the country’s biggest and most respected theatres including Her Majesty’s Theatre (Adelaide), The Arts Centre (Gold Coast), The Tivoli (Brisbane), Sydney Opera House (Sydney), Albany Entertainment Centre (Albany, WA), Bunbury Entertainment Centre (Bunbury, WA) and finishing off at the Fremantle Arts Centre (Fremantle, WA) on September 28.
“We’ve been on the road since February and it’s been amazing getting to play for people on the other side of the world as well as doing shows in parts of Australia that we’ve never even been before,” says keys player Jon Hart. “It feels like the right time to come home and play some theatre shows in venues that we’ve only ever dreamed of playing at… We can’t wait!”
With two full-length albums under their belt, the Sydney five-piece are armed with plenty of material for a set list that will both satisfy and electrify audiences. Joining Boy & Bear on stage across the country will be Triple J darlings, Melbourne/Brisbane duo, Holy Holy.
Boy & Bear would like all their subscribers to have access to ticket sales before the rest of the public! All you need to do is subscribe to the mailing list at www.boyandbear.com before noon Tuesday, May 13. The exclusive pre-sale password will be sent to your nominated email at noon on May 14, which can be used to purchase tickets, before they go on sale to the general public on May 16.
Fan mailing list presale at noon tomorrow, May 14.
Tickets on sale Friday May 16 from www.boyandbear.com/shows
Boy & Bear announce winter UK tour
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
Monday 17th- Ashford- St Mary’s Church
Tuesday 18th- Portsmouth- The Wedgewood Room