The Dear Hunter have announced that they will be heading out on tour with a string quartet this coming September. Likely due to the beautiful outcome of having a quartet join them for the filming of their The Color Spectrum Live DVD, the band decided to do a full tour with an orchestral backing.
The band will be accompanied by yet to be announced guests on each date of the tour as well. You can read a message from the band’s record label, Equal Vision Records, and a list of the dates by taking a look below the jump.
The band will also be playing at this year’s Riot Fest in Denver, Colorado. In addition, vocalist Casey Crescenzo will be playing some solo shows in the next few months. You can find a full list of upcoming dates and tickets on the band’s Facebook page.
The Dear Hunter will be joined by a string quartet for seven special concerts across the U.S. this September. Most shows will be seated and will highlight the more lush, orchestral side of the band as they perform songs from their entire catalog. The band will also be joined by special guest performers on each date. Additionally, The Dear Hunter will also be performing at Riot Fest in Chicago and Denver, as well as several solo shows by frontman Casey Crescenzo along the way.
Fans purchasing tickets to the September headline shows will also receive a download of The Migrations Annex, a six-song EP of additional tracks recorded during the studio sessions for The Dear Hunter’s new album, Migrant; and a special event poster.
It’s not The Dear Hunter’s first time performing with strings — they’re also featured on the band’s new The Color Spectrum Live DVD, featuring a beautifully filmed 2012 performance of their 36-song, 9-EP collection The Color Spectrum in its entirety. For a taste of what’s in store this fall, watch these two videos from the live DVD:
Migrant was released by Equal Vision Records in April. After The Dear Hunter’s first releases, the three-album Acts story arc, and the epic The Color Spectrum series, Migrant marks a departure for Crescenzo: a dozen direct, personal, straight-from-the heart songs. It’s making an impact, with Alternative Press calling it “an album that’s both intensely intimate and sprawling in scope… Migrant is the masterfully actualized first chapter in the true story of The Dear Hunter.” And PopMatters called the album “very charming, moving, meticulous, and organic. As fans would expect, Migrant is a great record.”
The Dear Hunter Tour Dates
04 Providence, RI @ The Met Café ** (not seated)
06 New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom **
07 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer **
09 Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java *
12 Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom **
14 Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest ^
15 DeKalb, IL @ The House Café *
17 Minneapolis, MN @ The Varsity Theater **
18 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room *
21 Denver, CO @ Riot Fest ^
26 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom **
28 Pomona, CA @ Fox Theatre **
** = headline show with string quartet
* = Casey Crescenzo solo show
^ = Festival