The Dears announce US tour with new line-up

Canadian rockers are supporting forthcoming album

The Dears have announced that they will play several North American headlining dates as well as gigs with The Secret Machines this autumn.

The Canadian band, led by Murray Lightburn, features a new, seven-person lineup. They will be supporting their forthcoming album ‘Missiles’, which is due out in the US on October 21 and in the UK a day earlier.

After playing a handful of Canadian dates in early October and a one-off show in London on October 16, the band will head to Boston on October 21. They’ll play three east-coast headlining gigs before joining The Secret Machines for a two-week run of the States.


The headlining tour dates are:

Waterloo, ON Starlight Room (September 30)

Hamilton, ON The Casbah (October 1)

Montreal, QC Masonic Temple (2)

Toronto, ON Music Gallery (9)

Toronto, ON Music Gallery (10)


London Portchester Hall (16)

Boston, MA Great Scott (21)

Hoboken, NJ Maxwell’s (22)

New York, NY Hiro Ballroom (23)

With The Secret Machines:

Chicago, IL Metro (24)

Madison, WI Majestic (25)

Denver, CO Bluebird (27)

Aspen, CO Belly Up (28)

Los Angeles, CA Key Club (30)

San Diego, CA Belly Up (November 1)

San Francisco, CA The Independent (3)

Portland, OR Berbati’s (5)

Seattle, WA Neumos (6)

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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