Nova Scotia-based musician Rich Aucoin has announced his PRESS ON tour in support of the upcoming Hold EP set for release on 3/16. Unlike a traditional tour, Aucoin will be bicycling from city to city, raising awareness for mental health by donating 100% of tour proceeds to Mental Health America and The Canadian Mental Health Association.
Aucoin will be joined by bandmates in each city as he pedals alone across the deserts, mountains, and forests of America. At each show, fans can expect a joyous celebratory event – his positive life-affirming shows have often been described as a natural antidepressant. The tour kicks off on March 23rd in Los Angeles and will conclude on June 30th in New York. Fans who are unable to attend are encouraged to donate to Aucoin’s crowdrise campaign. See below for a full date listing.
“The Fear” follows the release of previous singles “Release” and “The Middle,” all of which will be featured on the upcoming EP. The dreamy four-track collection is a stark contrast to the short high-tempo songs from his previous release, hinting toward a rebirth for Aucoin. Recorded in twelve studios across Canada from Vancouver’s REC Room to Halifax’s Sonic Temple, the EP features Broken Social Scene’s Justin Peroff as well as unique instrumentals and vocal sampling techniques.