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!
BOY & BEAR ANNOUNCE REGIONAL HARLEQUIN DREAM TOUR
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.
Harlequin Dream Official Video
The official video for the single Harlequin Dream is out now. The clip was filmed on location in Palawan in The Philippines.
BOY & BEAR ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR TO SUPPORT #1 AUSTRALIAN ALBUM ‘HARLEQUIN DREAM’ (OUT NOW)
WATCH “SOUTHERN SUN” VIDEO BELOW
Boy & Bear Nominated For Three ARIA Awards
Including Best Group, Best Rock Album And Producer Of The Year
After several years abroad, Australia’s Boy & Bear announce their much-anticipated return to North America to support their sophomore effort and Nettwerk debut Harlequin Dream (available now at iTunes).
Known for their remarkable live performance, Boy & Bear made their first appearance on North American shores in 2011 at Lollapalooza, where they impressed the crowd with beautifully crafted songs infused with guitar riffs, mandolins, keys, banjos and lush vocal harmonies.
Lead single “Southern Sun” is a shining example of that dreamy pop panache and vivid storytelling. Coasting along on a lilting acoustic guitar, it builds into an undeniable hook. “It’s a really simple song,” says lead singer Dave Hosking. “I was always fascinated by something like America’s ‘Horse with No Name’. The song is only two chords, but it’s completely captivating. That was in my mind. The longer I do this, the more I appreciate subtlety in music.”
Watch The Official Music Video For “Southern Sun” Here:
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, Built To Spill, The Shins, Sea Wolf, The Walkmen, Father John Misty). Already #1 in Australia, Harlequin Dream is nominated for several ARIA Awards, including Best Group, Best Rock Album and Producer Of The Year. This follows their award-winning debut LP Moonfire, which won five awards at the 2011 ARIAs, including the coveted album and group categories: Album Of The Year, Best Group, Breakthrough Album, Breakthrough Single and Best Adult Alternative 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).
In the coming weeks, stay tuned for information regarding Boy & Bear.
Wednesday, March 19 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Saturday, March 22 Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy
Monday, March 24 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Wednesday, March 26 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Thursday, March 27 Montreal, QC @ Sala Rosa
Friday, March 28 Toronto, ON @ Garrison
Saturday, March 29 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Monday, March 31 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Tuesday, April 1 Winnipeg, MB @ The Park
Wednesday, April 2 Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s
Thursday, April 3 Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
Friday, April 4 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
Sunday, April 6 Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
Tuesday, April 8 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
Wednesday, April 9 Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
1. Southern Sun
2. Old Town Blues
3. Harlequin Dream
4. Three Headed Woman
6. A Moment’s Grace
7. End Of The Line
8. Back Down The Black
9. Real Estate
11. Arrow Flight
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