Boy & Bear Announce North American Tour; Watch "Southern Sun" Video
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 vocalist 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" above.
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). Certified Gold and 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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