Dear Hunter Frontman Casey Crescenzo Crowdfunding First Symphony Recording

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The name Casey Crescenzo has become synonymous with the idea of big, epic alternative rock and roll. From his work with The Receiving End Of Sirens to his more recent efforts with The Dear Hunter, Casey has repeatedly pushed the boundaries of music with creative instrumentation and unique storytelling, but nothing in his past can prepare fans for the project he has his eyes set on next.

Turning to PledgeMusic in hopes of making his latest dream a reality, Casey Crescenzo is currently crowdfunding the recording of his very first symphony, which he plans to create with the assistance of the BRNO Orchestra in the Czech Republic. A message from Casey posted on the official project page reads:

“Thanks for visiting me here. With 5 full length records, including 36-song rock opera “The Color Spectrum” and most recently “Migrant” under my belt as The Dear Hunter, I am setting out on my next endeavor.

To write and record a Symphony with a full orchestra is a MAJOR undertaking, and comes with a tremendous financial commitment. The Symphony will consist of 4 movements and will be recorded by the BRNO Orchestra in the Czech Republic this November.

I am calling for your help, the fans, to support me in this venture, and make a truly memorably piece of music, and make a statement in the music community.

Most importantly, I’d like you to be a part of this journey……”

You can read Casey’s full message, as well as the various perks offered for those wishing to pledge, over on the official project page.

Having known Casey since the early days of UTG, I have no doubt in my mind that he will deliver a stellar piece of music if this project finds the funding it seeks. He has proven time and time again that he’s willing to put in the work necessary to create truly enchanting works of art, and I have the utmost faith this project will be no different.

In addition to prepping for his symphony, Casey has planned a slew of US tour dates for the fall. You can view his current routing below.


24 — Salt Lake City, UT — X96 Big Ass Show (radio show)


4 — Providence, RI — The Met Cafe (headline show with string quartet)

5 — New York, NY — Highline Ballroom (headline show with string quartet)

6 — New York, NY — Highline Ballroom (headline show with string quartet)

7 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer (headline show with string quartet)

9 — Vienna, VA — Jammin Java (Casey Crescenzo solo show)

12 — Detroit, MI — Crofoot Ballroom (headline show with string quartet)

14 — Chicago, IL — Riot Fest (festival performance with string quartet)

15 — DeKalb, IL — The House Cafe (Casey Crescenzo solo show)

17 — Minneapolis, MN — The Varsity Theater (headline show with string quartet)

18 — Kansas City, MO — Riot Room (Casey Crescenzo solo show)

21 — Denver, CO — Riot Fest (festival performance with string quartet)

26 — San Francisco, CA — Regency Ballroom (headline show with string quartet)

28 — Pomona, CA — Fox Theatre (headline show with string quartet)

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