The Dear Hunter & Rx Bandits Reveal Tour

Rhode Island meets Southern California as The Dear Hunter joins forces with Rx Bandits for some summer fun beginning in Saint Petersburg, Fla., in July.  With special guest From Indian Lakes, stops include Philadelphia, Boston, Detroit, Seattle, Los Angeles and Houston.

Photo: John Davisson
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Empire Polo Field, Indio, Calif.

News of the expedition comes with the latest update of Dear Hunter frontman/multi-instrumentalist Casey Crescenzo’s debut symphony – Amour & Attrition – to be released digitally on June 3 and physically June 24. Here’s a taste of the work, a snippet from “Movement I.”

Amour & Attrition was performed and recorded in November in the Czech Republic with the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of conductor Mikel Toms.  Funding for the project was crowd-sourced via PledgeMusic. The album will be released through Crescenzo’s personal imprint, Cave & Canary Goods.

A crowd-sourced album utilizing PledgeMusic is also in the works from Rx Bandits.  Earlier this week the band posted a message its Facebook page saying the recording for the long player was completed and that mastering had begun.

Here are the dates:

July 11 – Saint Petersburg, Fla., State Theatre
July 12 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Culture Room
July 13 – Jacksonville, Fla., Jax Underbelly
July 14 – Orlando, Fla., The Beacham
July 16 – Atlanta, Ga., Center Stage Theater
July 17 – Raleigh, N.C., Lincoln Theatre
July 18 – West Springfield, Va., Empire
July 19 – Silver Spring, Md., The Fillmore Silver Spring
July 20 – Philadelphia, Pa., Union Transfer
July 22 – New York, N.Y., Best Buy Theater
July 23 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston
July 25 – Millvale, Pa., Mr. Small’s Theatre
July 26 – Detroit, Mich., St. Andrews Hall
July 27 – Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall
July 28 – Cleveland, Ohio, Agora Ballroom
July 30 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Rave
Aug. 1 – Denver, Colo., Summit Music Hall
Aug. 2 – Salt Lake City, Utah, In The Venue
Aug. 4 – Seattle, Wash., Neumos
Aug. 5 – Portland, Ore., Hawthorne Theatre
Aug. 7 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore
Aug. 8 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Fonda
Aug. 10 – San Diego, Calif., House Of Blues
Aug. 11 – Santa Ana, Calif., The Observatory
Aug. 13 – Phoenix, Ariz., The Crescent Ballroom
Aug. 15 – Austin, Texas, Emo’s
Aug. 16 – Dallas, Texas, Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Aug. 17 – Houston, Texas, Warehouse Live – Studio

Some shows are already on sale.  For more information click here for The Dear Hunter’s website and here for Rx Bandits’ Facebook page.