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The Dear Hunter Gear Up For First US Headlining Tour

June 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

The Dear Hunter is gearing up for their first-ever headlining U.S. tour, which will launch July 15 in San Francisco, CA and conclude August 27 in Pomona, CA. As with their recently wrapped trek with dredg, fans will be treated to new music from the forthcoming nine-EP collection, The Color Spectrum, which is due out June 14 on Triple Crown Records.

Ticket pre-sales will begin Wednesday, June 8 at 10am local time here:  Fans will have the option to add on an early download of the Full Length The Color Spectrum CD, as well as an exclusive T-shirt for an extra $15. 

Check out the dates and locations below.

DATE               CITY                             VENUE

Fri 7/15             San Francisco, CA        Bottom of the Hill
Sat 7/16            Portland, OR                 Hawthorne Theater
Sun 7/17           Seattle, WA                   El Corazon
Tue 7/19            Salt Lake City, UT          Kilby Court
Wed 7/20          Denver, CO                   The Summit Music Hall/Front Room
Thu 7/21            Omaha, NE                   The Waiting Room
Fri 7/22             Minneapolis, MN           Triple Rock Social Club
Sat 7/23            Dekalb, IL                     The House Café
Sun 7/24           Chicago, IL                   Lincoln Hall
Tue 7/26            St. Louis, MO                The Firebird
Wed 7/27          Covington, KY              Mad Hatter Club
Thu 7/28            Grand Rapids, MI          The Pyramid Scheme
Fri 7/29             Cleveland Heights, OH   The Grog Shop
Sat 7/30            Pittsburgh, PA              Mr. Small’s Theatre
Tue 8/9             Manchester, NH Rocko’s
Wed 8/10          Cambridge, MA             Middle East
Thu 8/11            Hamden, CT                  The Space
Fri 8/12             Brooklyn, NY                Knitting Factory
Sat 8/13            Philadelphia, PA            North Star Bar
Sun 8/14           Vienna, VA                    Jammin’ Java
Tue 8/16            Atlanta, GA                   The Drunken Unicorn
Wed 8/17          Jacksonville, FL                        The Pit
Thu 8/18            Tampa, FL                    The Orpheum
Fri 8/19             Lake Worth, FL              Propaganda
Sat 8/20            Orlando, FL                   The Social
Mon 8/22          Houston, TX                  Warehouse Live Studio
Tue 8/23            Dallas, TX                     The Loft
Wed 8/24          Austin, TX                     Emo’s (inside)
Fri 8/26             Mesa, AZ                      Sail Inn
Sat 8/27            Pomona, CA                 Glass House

The Dear Hunter Announce Plans To Release 9 Eps; Hit The Road With Circa Survive and Coheed & Cambria

July 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

The Dear Hunter have announced their plans to release A collection of 9 EPs entitled COLOR SPECTRUM  early next year.  The exact release date will be announced in the coming months. Since the band’s headlining tour concluded in April, they started putting together the early workings of songs inspired by the colors of the spectrum, specifically RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, INDIGO and VIOLET, with WHITE and BLACK being included as bookends.  
“A few years ago I was thinking of what we would do when we were finished with the ACT records,” explains Casey Crescenzo.  “The thought just kind of happened, and the idea for the project quickly developed.  For the longest time, the idea was just to keep it a project that the band would complete on time off.  After the initial shock of being an independent band again, we found comfort in the idea that we were now free to tackle any project we saw fit.  Knowing that no label would back a project like this, we saw no better time than the present to approach this lingering idea.”
The band will head out with Circa Survive starting July 23 for a handful of shows before joining up with Coheed & Cambria from August 12 – 31. 

Check them out at any of the following stops:


With Circa Survive:
Fri 7/23             Tucson, AZ                   The Rock
Sat 7/24            Mesa, AZ                      The Nile
Tue 7/27            Santa Cruz, CA              Rio Theatre
Wed 7/28          San Jose, CA                The Bank Club
Thu 7/29            San Luis Obispo, CA     Downtown Brewing Company
Fri 7/30             Bakersfield, CA             Jerry’s Pizza and Pub
Sat 7/31            St. George, UT              Electric Theatre
Sun 8/1             San Bernardino, CA       Stingers
With Coheed & Cambria:
Thu 8/12            Hollywood, CA              Hollywood Palladium
Fri 8/13             Las Vegas, NV              The Joint
Sat 8/14            San Diego, CA              4th And B
Mon 8/16          Albuquerque, NM          Sunshine Theatre
Tue 8/17            El Paso, TX                  Club 101
Wed 8/18          San Antonio, TX            Sunset Station
Fri 8/20             Memphis, TN                 Minglewood Hall
Sat 8/21            Asheville, NC                Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Sun 8/22           Nashville, TN                 War Memorial Auditorium
Mon 8/23          St. Louis, MO                The Pageant
Wed 8/25          Grand Rapids, MI          Orbit Room
Thu 8/26            Cleveland, OH               Nautica Pavilion
Fri 8/27             Columbus, OH              LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheatre
Sat 8/28            Pittsburgh, PA              Ches Arena
Mon 8/30          Richmond, VA               National
Tue 8/31            Norfolk, VA                   Norva Theatre

The Dear Hunter at The Middle East on July 11th

tdhThe Dear Hunter
The Middle East – Cambridge, MA
July 11, 2009

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Reviewed by:  Sally Feller

Boston-based band The Dear Hunter played a sold out show last Saturday at the Middle East. The Dear Hunter strikes me as a mix between emo, goth, and classical. They manage to infuse modern rock with elements of both gothic sounds and emo lyrics, without fitting into either genre comfortably.

Casey Crescenzo has a powerful emotive voice, but does not rely on that whiny tinge or yelling singing style of many other bands on the scene. He has a classically trained voice, but manages to employ enough variations within each song to keep the listeners’ interest. The Dear Hunter takes advantage of many different sounds for their new album Act III: Life and Death, including a few romps that sound like they’re rooted in a circus scene from a Tim Burton movie. Backing Crescenzo’s impressive vocals, the rest of The Dear Hunter band members deliver a sound somewhat reminiscent of Queen, creating a dynamic, organic sound, especially in a live environment.

The crowd was comprised of an interesting mix of hipster kids (who seem to get their life blood from venues like The Middle East) and kids that looked like they just stepped out of a van on its way back from a folk festival. Generally local bands get the unenthusiastic, but loyal, reception of their old college buddies and a few people that show up early to the headliners’ show, but The Dear Hunter turned out every kid in the city with an ear for solid music that doesn’t sound like everything else on the radio right now.

Even more interesting than their live set, I discovered that their new album marks the halfway point on a musical journey based on a fictional character from World War I era. It sounds as though fans can anticipate a 6-album span with this character, and Act III: Life and Death is only a signpost on a long adventure.

Suffice it to say that if The Dear Hunter is coming to a town near you, cancel any plans you already had and get your butt in line to see the show! These guys are sure to impress.


For more info on the band check out their MySpace page or their official website.