Sat Sep 19 2015

7:00 PM Doors

The Fox Cabaret

2321 Main Street Vancouver, BC V5T 3C9

Ages 19+

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Live Nation is excited to present The Dears.

Timeline:
Live Nation Presale: Wed, Jul 29 at 10am to Thu, Jul 30 at 10pm
Facebook Presale: Wed, Jul 29 at 10am to Thu, Jul 30 at 10pm

Public On Sale: Fri, Jul 31 at 10am

Show Info:
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No Minors! Must be 19 & older with valid government ID to attend

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The Dears

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    The Dears

    Alternative Rock

    The Dears, a critically acclaimed “orchestral-pop-noir-romantique” rock'n'roll band from Montréal, is the lifework of Murray A. Lightburn. His attunement to songwriting was shaped equally by nineties rock and a broad tableau of gospel, soul, and pop music.

    The band formed in 1995 and released their first album, End of a Hollywood Bedtime Story, in 2000. Their orchestral, dark pop sound and dramatic live shows cemented The Dears at the foundation of the then-emerging Canadian indie renaissance. In 2001 and 2002, they released the EPs Orchestral Pop Noir Romantique and Protest, respectively, as well as a collection of unreleased songs, Nor the Dahlias. In 2003 they released their second full-length album No Cities Left, and a string of highly anticipated shows at SxSW ‘04 launched their international career. Gang of Losers was released in 2006, was well received by the press, and was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize.

    The Dears’ music has been described as a cross between The Smiths and Serge Gainsbourg with Lightburn’s singing voice being likened to Morrissey as well as Blur’s Damon Albarn. The complexity of the music and arrangements has also been compared to Radiohead, Jethro Tull and early Genesis. The Dears’ powerful live shows have been described as: “…the sonic equivalent of seeing the face of God.” Next came Missiles in 2008 and Degeneration Streetin 2011.

    The themes covered on their sixth album, Times Infinity Volume One, are generally “Romantique” — familiar territory for The Dears; unconditional love, longing, and a debilitating fear of loneliness. Written over a two-year period, the album was finally committed to audio at the luxuriant Revolution Recording (Toronto) and Thee Mighty Hotel2Tango (Montréal) in 2014. The sound is described by the band as “both refined and sloppy. At times chill, always trill.” The performance that most captures this characterization is, perhaps, the single, “I Used To Pray For The Heavens To Fall.”

    The Dears are currently putting final touches on Times Infinity Volume Two, to be released soon after the release of Volume One.

    The Dears

    Murray LIGHTBURN - Vocals, Guitars, Other
    Natalia YANCHAK- Keyboards, Vocals
    Patrick KRIEF - Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
    Roberto ARQUILLA - Bass Guitar
    Jeff LUCIANI- Drums, Percussion

LIVENATION.COM PRESENTS

The Dears

Sat Sep 19 2015 7:00 PM Doors

The Fox Cabaret Vancouver BC
The Dears
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  • Check out other similar events on TicketWeb.

Ages 19+

Live Nation is excited to present The Dears.

Timeline:
Live Nation Presale: Wed, Jul 29 at 10am to Thu, Jul 30 at 10pm
Facebook Presale: Wed, Jul 29 at 10am to Thu, Jul 30 at 10pm

Public On Sale: Fri, Jul 31 at 10am

Show Info:
General Admission
No Minors! Must be 19 & older with valid government ID to attend

The Dears

The Dears

Alternative Rock

The Dears, a critically acclaimed “orchestral-pop-noir-romantique” rock'n'roll band from Montréal, is the lifework of Murray A. Lightburn. His attunement to songwriting was shaped equally by nineties rock and a broad tableau of gospel, soul, and pop music.

The band formed in 1995 and released their first album, End of a Hollywood Bedtime Story, in 2000. Their orchestral, dark pop sound and dramatic live shows cemented The Dears at the foundation of the then-emerging Canadian indie renaissance. In 2001 and 2002, they released the EPs Orchestral Pop Noir Romantique and Protest, respectively, as well as a collection of unreleased songs, Nor the Dahlias. In 2003 they released their second full-length album No Cities Left, and a string of highly anticipated shows at SxSW ‘04 launched their international career. Gang of Losers was released in 2006, was well received by the press, and was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize.

The Dears’ music has been described as a cross between The Smiths and Serge Gainsbourg with Lightburn’s singing voice being likened to Morrissey as well as Blur’s Damon Albarn. The complexity of the music and arrangements has also been compared to Radiohead, Jethro Tull and early Genesis. The Dears’ powerful live shows have been described as: “…the sonic equivalent of seeing the face of God.” Next came Missiles in 2008 and Degeneration Streetin 2011.

The themes covered on their sixth album, Times Infinity Volume One, are generally “Romantique” — familiar territory for The Dears; unconditional love, longing, and a debilitating fear of loneliness. Written over a two-year period, the album was finally committed to audio at the luxuriant Revolution Recording (Toronto) and Thee Mighty Hotel2Tango (Montréal) in 2014. The sound is described by the band as “both refined and sloppy. At times chill, always trill.” The performance that most captures this characterization is, perhaps, the single, “I Used To Pray For The Heavens To Fall.”

The Dears are currently putting final touches on Times Infinity Volume Two, to be released soon after the release of Volume One.

The Dears

Murray LIGHTBURN - Vocals, Guitars, Other
Natalia YANCHAK- Keyboards, Vocals
Patrick KRIEF - Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Roberto ARQUILLA - Bass Guitar
Jeff LUCIANI- Drums, Percussion