Hey Ocean! Dive Into Second Leg Of U.S. Tour; Band Receives JUNO Nomination For "Breakthrough Artist Of The Year"
“This Canadian trio has been slowly building up a following for their quirky indie-pop sound, and now with a Juno nomination, their first charting single… Hey Ocean! are on the verge of blowing up big…” – PopMatters
"IS is a precious breath of cotton-candied air, with sixteen tracks that’ll make you dance in your jammies..." – mxdwn.com
“Their sound changes throughout the album from alt country to surf pop to throwback dance rock, and they pull it off to near perfection.” – Lemonade Magazine
"The wonderful melodies of IS swim to blissful heights." – ArtistDirect.com
“Hey Ocean!'s latest album, ‘IS,’ is chockablock with swirling keyboards, guitar hooks and infectious harmonies." - Bend Bulletin
“Sweet-toothed and crafted to pop radio perfection, there's a lot to like about Hey Ocean's music.” – Bakersfield Californian
“We can thank our neighbors to the north for exporting yet another first-rate band in indie pop trio Hey Ocean!, whose infectious new album ‘Is’ should put these talented Canadians on the map in the United States.” – The Daily News
Vancouver indie-pop trio Hey Ocean! are heading into the second phase of their first major U.S. tour today in Jacksonville, FL. After a successful run of west coast dates, the band headed into Austin for SXSW on the heels of landing a 2013 Juno Award nomination in the category of “Breakthrough Artist Of The Year.” This next phase takes them up the east coast to markets like Philadelphia, Boston, and New York before heading back to the Midwest to finish up in Chicago and Minneapolis The trio will then return to Canada for more shows, including Surrey’s “Party for the Planet” on Saturday, April 27th, as part of a line-up that also includes LIGHTS.
Keep reading for more information and full list of tour dates.
Hey Ocean! released their latest album, IS, in the U.S. earlier this year via Nettwerk Records. On IS, irresistible hooks entwine with dreamy keyboards and crystal clear guitars. Hey Ocean!-- Dave Vertesi [vocals/bass], Ashleigh Ball [vocals/flute], David Beckingham [vocals/guitar]--are three mischievous personalities who, when combined, form a dynamic live presence that keeps concertgoers captivated and on their feet. The band has been building their fervent live following since 2008 with countless tours across their native Canada, sharing the stage with artists like Family of the Year, Cat Empire, Xavier Rudd and Bedouin Soundclash. Their electrifying live show has also wowed audiences at various festivals, including the Calgary Virgin Festival, Saskatoon Jazz Fest, Whistler Arts Festival and, most recently, the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival.
Hey Ocean! On Tour:
Fri, Mar 22 Jacksonville, FL @ Phoenix Taproom
Sat, Mar 23 St. Petersburg, FL @ Local 662
Sun, Mar 24 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
Tue, Mar 26 Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory Room @ The Masquerade
Fri, Mar 29 Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb's Jazzhaus
Sat, Mar 30 Hamden, CT @ The Space
Sun, Mar 31 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East - Upstairs
Mon, Apr 1 New York, NY @ The Studio At Webster Hall
Tue, Apr 2 Ewing, NJ @ The Ratskeller
Wed, Apr 3 Akron, OH @ Musica
Thu, Apr 4 Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar
Sat, Apr 6 Chicago, IL @ Township
Sun, Apr 7 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Tue, Apr 9 Billings, MT @ The Railyard
Sat, Apr 13 Calgary, AB @ Mount Royal University
Sat, Apr 20 Regina, SK @ The Owl/Juno Fest
Sat, Apr 27 Surrey, BC @ Central City Plaza
Fri, May 10 Ridgeway, ON @ Sanctuary Center for the Arts
Sat, May 11 Ottawa, ON @ National Arts Centre
Sun, May 12 Meaford, ON @ Meaford Hall
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