The Dears to play at Oslo, London on October 7th as part of UK tour11 September 2017
The Dears will embark on a 10 date UK headline tour through October 2017, including London’s Oslo on October 7. The second run of UK dates this year from the Montréal band following a sold-out run in February, the shows will feature new material from The Dears’ critically-praised latest album, Times Infinity Times Volume Two, out now through Dangerbird Records. The album is the concluding part of a two-album project, with the critically praised Volume One released in February 2017 in the UK.
The Dears have majored in bristling honesty throughout their 25 year-strong career, and Volume Two is no less candid, with the microscope turned on Lightburn and Yanchak themselves. Propelled by driving bass-lines, fractious early single ‘Of Fisticuffs’ doubles down on the propulsive agitation of Times Infinity’s first instalment, typifying the universal, everyday tightrope of choosing which battles to fight. For Lightburn and Yanchak – married with a young family of their own – a sense of protecting what’s important runs deep through Volume Two, though rendered with disarming tenderness.
UK October Headline Tour
5 Oct | Academy 2, Oxford
6 Oct | The Haunt, Brighton
7 Oct | Oslo, London
9 Oct | Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
10 Oct | Deaf Institute, Manchester
11 Oct | Academy 2, Newcastle
12 Oct | King Tuts, Glasgow
13 Oct | Academy 2, Liverpool
15 Oct | The Grand Social, Dublin
16 Oct | Empire Music Hall, Belfast