Boy & Bear Top 15 At Triple A, Sold-Out Tour Dates, SXSW Schedule Announced

As Australia’s Boy & Bear prepare for their Stateside return next week for SXSW, their lead single “Southern Sun” continues to rapidly climb the Triple A Top 30 Chart, coming in at #13 this week. Their spring headline tour begins immediately after SXSW in Denver on March 19, and dates are already selling out, including New York City’s Bowery Ballroom (3/24), Cambridge’s The Sinclair (3/26), San Francisco’s Bottom of the Hill (4/8), Los Angeles’s Troubadour (4/9) and more. Tickets are on sale now and the full list of dates can be found below.

Harlequin Dream was recorded at Australia's legendary Alberts Studio, produced by Boy & Bear and ARIA-award winner Wayne Connolly and mixed by Seattle-based Phil Ek (Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, The Shins, Father John Misty). Spotify users can listen to the band’s exclusive track-by-track commentary HERE.

The album has received huge amounts of praise and accolades in Australia and the UK, where the band has just returned from a sold-out tour. See what the UK media are saying:

"Platinum-selling artists in their native Australia, Boy & Bear look to the West Coast rock classicism of Fleetwood Mac and Jackson Browne on their second album, given a glossy transatlantic sheen by mix engineer Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty)." -- Uncut "Ones To Watch In 2014"

" Folk-touched indie sunshine…" -- Clash

"'Southern Sun' is brimful of gleaming harmonies and sinuous guitar…"-- The Independent

"California-dreaming stratum of 1970s rock…they've nailed the tequila-sunrise mellowness, which acts as a gateway to an album full of emollient soft rock. It's seductive stuff, pushing all the right wistfulness/optimism buttons and allowing the songs time to flow to a leisurely conclusion." -- The Guardian

In Australia, the album had a steady run at #1, was certified Gold, and received several ARIA Award nominations, including Best Group, Best Rock Album and Producer Of The Year. This follows their award-winning debut LP Moonfire, which won five awards at 2011 ARIAs, including the coveted group and best album prizes for their acclaimed debut – Album Of The Year, Best Group, Breakthrough Album, Breakthrough Single and Best Adult Contemporary Album.

Boy & Bear is Dave Hosking (lead singer/guitars), Killian Gavin (vocals/guitars), Tim Hart (drums, vocals, guitars), Jon Hart (vocals/keys/mandolin) and Dave Symes (bass).

Boy & Bear North American Tour Dates:
SXSW (Austin, TX)
Fri, 3/14 KGSR Live Broadcast from The W Hotel @ 8:00am
Fri, 3/14 On-Airstreaming SXSW Session @ 12:00pm (210 Guadalupe)
Fri, 3/14 Pandora's Discovery Den Showcase @ 3:00pm (The Gatsby)
Sat, 3/15 Quantum Collective Whole Foods Southwest Invasion @ 12:45pm (525 Lamar)
Sat, 3/15 The Wild Honey Pie/Pretty Much Amazing Present The Beehive @ 3:00pm
(Cheer Up Charlie’s)
Sat, 3/15 Aussie BBQ @ 4:55pm (Maggie Mae’s)
Sat, 3/15 School Night SXSW Official Showcase @ 11:15pm (The Parish)
Headline Tour Dates:
Wed, 3/19 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Sat, 3/22 Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy
Sun, 3/23 Vienna, VA @ Jammin' Java
Mon, 3/24 New York, NY@ Bowery Ballroom*
Wed, 3/26 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair*
Thur, 3/27 Montreal, QC @ Sala Rosa
Fri, 3/28 Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix
Sat, 3/29 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Mon, 3/31 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Tue, 4/1 Winnipeg, MB @ The Park*
Wed, 4/2 Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo's
Thur, 4/3 Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
Fri, 4/4 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
Sun, 4/6 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Tue, 4/8 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill*
Wed, 4/9 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour*
6/19 – 6/22 Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival**
7/4 – 7/6 Quincy, WA @ Sasquatch! Festival**

* Sold-out show
** Festival Appearance

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