Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Lord Huron's Tour

Critically acclaimed quartet Lord Huron will set out on a six-week U.S. tour beginning in January. This will serve as the band’s largest headlining run to date, after wrapping a successful support tour for Alt-J in September. The new dates round out a massive year of touring for the band. See below for details. 
Download Lonesome Dreams here: and view video for title track here:



 “...Songs that feel wide-open and ambitious, but also giddy and unpredictable.”—NPR
“What sets the project apart is the level of their craft and the feeling of travel and
discovery in the lyrics and sound.”—LA Weekly

Gut-level, emotive songwriting that hits directly and honestly.”—Pitchfork
Critically acclaimed quartet Lord Huron will set out on a six-week U.S. tour beginning in January. This will serve as the band’s largest headlining run to date, after wrapping a successful support tour for Alt-J in September. The new dates round out a massive year of touring for Lord Huron, including their first large-scale U.K. run, numerous sold out shows nationwide, and festival appearances at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Firefly and Newport Folk Festival among others. Of Lord Huron’s live set, Rolling Stone admires their “remarkably full sound” while Filter notes they “keep the energy hopeful and alive.” See below for further details.
The band’s debut album Lonesome Dreams (out now on IAMSOUND Records), continues to garner widespread praise—USA Today explains, “the indie-folk band paints a vivid landscape with upbeat, warm melodies and the dreamy vocals,” while The New York Times describes the music as, “pretty, multilayered Americana strumming and harmonizing.” Lord Huron, who made their first network television appearance performing on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” was featured in several year end lists, including NPR Music’s “10 Artists You Should Have Known in 2012,” as Esquire called them “the last true New Band You Need to Hear This Year.” The latest video for “Lonesome Dreams” premiered at NPR Music:
Originally a musical and visual solo project by lead singer and Michigan native-turned-Angeleno Ben Schneider, collaborators now include Mark Barry (percussion, vocals), Miguel Briseno (bass, percussion), and Tom Renaud (guitar, vocals). Schneider started playing music as a child—most often on summer nights around the campfire on Lake Huron. He went on to study art in college and lived in France and New York before moving to Los Angeles in 2005 to pursue a career in the visual arts. Schneider’s passion for art and music are often intertwined, and he has composed music for various visual art projects over the years. In 2010, Schneider self-released his first EP, Into the Sun, online, complete with original artwork. The songs gained traction and Schneider set to work recruiting musicians to help him translate the recordings into a live performance.
October 12                                               Birmingham, AL                             Cask & Drum Festival
October 20                                              San Francisco, CA               Treasure Island Music Festival
November 6                                                 Evanston, IL     Space (WXRT First Impressions Show)
December 14                                              Scottsdale, AZ                                   True Music Festival
January 22                                                  Portland, OR                                       Wonder Ballroom
January 23                                                 Vancouver, BC                        The Commodore Ballroom
January 24                                                   Seattle, WA                                               The Showbox
January 25                                                  Missoula, MT                                                      Top Hat
January 28                                               Minneapolis, MN                                            First Avenue
January 29                                                 Milwaukee, WI                                               Turner Hall
January 31                                                    Detroit, MI                                           Majestic Theatre
February 1                                                   Toronto, ON                                   Danforth Music Hall
February 2                                                  Montreal, QC                             Le Cabaret du Mile End
February 4                                                   Boston, MA                                                         Royale
February 6                                               Washington, DC                                                 9:30 Club
February 7                                                 New York, NY                                                 Terminal 5
February 8                                                Philadelphia, PA                              Theatre of Living Arts
February 9                                              Charlottesville, VA                                    Jefferson Theater
February 11                                              Saxapahaw, NC                          The Haw River Ballroom
February 12                                                Asheville, NC                                                Orange Peel
February 15                                             New Orleans, LA                                            Civic Theatre
February 19                                                  Dallas, TX                                                             Trees
February 21                                                 Denver, CO                                             Ogden Theatre
February 22                                                  Aspen, CO                                            Belly Up Aspen
February 23                                            Salt Lake City, UT                                        Urban Lounge
February 27                                             Solana Beach, CA                                      Belly Up Tavern
March 1                                                   Los Angeles, CA                                   The Fonda Theatre