Bear’s Den embarks on North American tour January 17 + band to cover a song unique to each city

After a sold-out summer tour acclaimed U.K. band Bear’s Den embarks on additional dates starting January 17 with stops at New York’s Bowery Ballroom, Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg, Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre, Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley, Boston’s Brighton Music Hall, Philadelphia’s Underground Arts and more. See below for a complete list of dates.

In anticipation of these upcoming dates, Bear’s Den have asked fans to suggest a unique song for them to perform a cover version of at each show on the tour. Fans can request a song by any songwriter or band from where they live, a song about the place or anything that links the music to the city the show is in. Fans can cast their votes here:

Red Earth & Pouring Rain was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales with Grimble. Following the amicable departure of guitarist Joey Haynes, Bear’s Den now comprises of a six-piece touring unit built around a nucleus of Davie and multi-instrumentalist Kev Jones, assisted by touring musicians Jools Owen (brass/drums) and Marcus Hamblett (synths). “Being on the road so much pushes friendships to the limit, and really affects your relationships outside of it. You get extreme highs and lows,” reflects Davie.

The London-based band played music in various incarnations before officially forming in 2012. They developed a cult following in their short existence as a result of their writing, harmonies, D.I.Y. approach with custom hand-stamped CDs and extensive touring. It was only after finding their identity on the road, which was documented in the film Austin to Boston, that the band focused their attention on studio recordings. Their 2014 debut LP Islands was released to widespread international critical acclaim. They received a 2015 Ivor Novello Award nomination, the U.K.’s most prestigious songwriting accolade, alongside notable acts Ben Howard and Hozier.


January 17—Los Angeles, CA—El Rey Theatre

January 18—San Francisco, CA—GAMH

January 20—Portland, OR—Doug Fir Lounge

January 21—Vancouver, BC—Biltmore

January 22—Seattle, WA—Tractor Tavern

January 25—Minneapolis, MN—Fine Line Music Hall

January 26—Madison, WI—High Noon Saloon

January 27—Chicago, IL —Thalia Hall

January 28—Columbus, OH—Newport Music Hall

January 29—Toronto, ON—The Phoenix

January 31—Boston, MA—Brighton Music Hall

February 1—New York City, NY—Bowery Ballroom

February 2—Philadelphia, PA—Underground Arts

February 3—Brooklyn, NY—Music Hall of Williamsburg

February 4—Washington, DC—U Street Music Hall

February 6—Atlanta, GA—Terminal West

February 7—Nashville, TN—3rd and Lindsley

February 9—Houston, TX—Raven Tower

February 10—Dallas, TX—Kessler

February 11—Austin, TX—Antone’s

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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