New York – After a sold-out summer tour, acclaimed U.K. band Bear’s Den embarks on additional dates starting January 17th, with stops at New York’s Bowery Ballroom, Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg, Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre, Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley, Boston’s Brighton Music Hall, Philadelphia’s Underground Arts, and many more. See below for a complete list of dates.
In anticipation of these upcoming dates, Bear’s Den has asked fans to suggest a unique song for them to perform a cover version of at each show on the tour. Fans can request a song by any songwriter or band from where they live, a song about the place or anything that links the music to the city the show is in. Fans can cast their votes HERE.
Red Earth & Pouring Rain, which debuted top 10 in the U.K., continues to receive critical acclaim from The Wall Street Journal as well as Clash who says, “A mature, creative second album… this London-based band have carefully crafted a second album which showcases a euphoric step forward and poignant growth in their musicality… Davie’s attention to detail paired with his ability to make you feel involved in these heart-wrenching situations is second to none.”
Red Earth & Pouring Rain was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales with Grimble. Following the amicable departure of guitarist Joey Haynes, Bear’s Den now comprises of a six-piece touring unit, built around a nucleus of Davie and multi-instrumentalist Kev Jones, assisted by touring musicians Jools Owen (brass/drums) and Marcus Hamblett (synths). “Being on the road so much pushes friendships to the limit, and really affects your relationships outside of it. You get extreme highs and lows,” reflects Davie.
The London-based band played music in various incarnations before officially forming in 2012. The band developed a cult following in its short existence as a result of strong writing, beautiful harmonies, and a D.I.Y. approach with custom hand-stamped CDs, combined with extensive touring. It was only after finding its identity on the road, which was documented in the film Austin to Boston, that Bear’s Den focused its attention on studio recordings. The 2014 debut LP Islands was released to widespread international critical acclaim. The band received a 2015 Ivor Novello Award nomination, the U.K.’s most prestigious songwriting accolade, alongside notable acts Ben Howard and Hozier.
BEAR’S DEN LIVE:
January 17—Los Angeles, CA—El Rey Theatre
January 18—San Francisco, CA—GAMH
January 20—Portland, OR—Doug Fir Lounge
January 21—Vancouver, BC—Biltmore
January 22—Seattle, WA—Tractor Tavern
January 25—Minneapolis, MN—Fine Line Music Hall
January 26—Madison, WI—High Noon Saloon
January 27—Chicago, IL —Thalia Hall
January 28—Columbus, OH—Newport Music Hall
January 29—Toronto, ON—The Phoenix
January 31—Boston, MA—Brighton Music Hall
February 1—New York City, NY—Bowery Ballroom
February 2—Philadelphia, PA—Underground Arts
February 3—Brooklyn, NY—Music Hall of Williamsburg