The Dears: Residency Shows


The Dears
To introduce audiences to their new collection of songs, acclaimed art rock band The Dears will play a series of residencies during which they will perform their forthcoming record in full. The eight residency shows - three consecutive nights in Toronto and Montreal and two in Brooklyn (tour dates below) - will recapture the essence of the band's immensely successful string of shows in Mexico City this past May.

The Dears will be donating proceeds from every merch sale at these residencies to Montreal City Mission and War Child. "Some of the items are rare, might be the wrong size, while some things are out of print and may be sold at ridiculous prices. But this is not just about raising money. People hurt everywhere, all the time, and in so many ways. Essentially, this is what we sing about and sometimes singing just ain't enough. By taking some of this stuff off our hands, hopefully folks will remember who they're helping and why," says the band of the endeavor.

The new record, slated for an early 2011 release, and touring lineup also marks the return of guitarists Patrick Krief and Rob Benvie, early-era bassist Roberto Arquilla as well as newcomer Jeff Luciani on drums. In addition, of course, to singer Murray Lightburn and keyboardist Natalia Yanchak. The band mentions that "we've seen many line-up changes, but this one is quite special. Some of our relationships, and friendships, go back over 10 years. The result has been powerful and chilling, like some cosmic design intent on blowing you away."

To Purchase Tickets:

Toronto: (on sale Friday, July 23)
Montreal: (on sale Friday, July 23)
New York: (on sale Saturday, July 24)

Residency Tour Dates:

September 29 Montreal, QB Pop Montreal @ Santa Cruz Church
September 30 Montreal, QB Pop Montreal @ Santa Cruz Church
October 1 Montreal, QB Pop Montreal @ Santa Cruz Church

October 13 Toronto, ON The Garrison
October 14 Toronto, ON The Garrison
October 15 Toronto, ON The Garrison

November 3 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
November 4 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory

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[Published on: 7/22/10]

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