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