Tour announcement: UK & Europe tour from Dearly Beloved
Dates: April & May
Find out more on: official Dearly Beloved website
Toronto’s Dearly Beloved is a one-of-a-kind sweat-fest led by Rob Higgins, a Canadian bass masher and tambourine thrashing rock tigress, Niva Chow. The band has toured extensively and shared stages with Mike Watt, Juliette Lewis, Sloan, Franz Ferdinand, Airborne Toxic Event and My Chemical Romance, among others. Dearly Beloved’s monstrous bass-driven hooks, intense energy and vocal interplay have led to comparisons to The Pixies, X and The Ramones and their over-the-top live show is not to be missed.
Dearly Beloved have certainly learned the value of putting their collective nose to the grindstone during the two years since the band unleashed the striking stoner/shoegaze/psych/prog/Goth/punk/pop opus Hawk vs. Pigeon upon the world. That’s all Dearly Beloved has been doing: working. Then working a bit more, sliding in some more work on the way home and topping all that hard work off with a little extra hard work, just for good measure.
There were invitations to further tour Canada, then to travel overseas and show U.K. and European audiences the goods for the first time. All that playing, in turn, hardened Dearly Beloved into a battle-scarred, hell-raising rock ‘n’ machine non pareil and, arguably, a better band than it’s ever been. So, rather than pause for breath at the end of 18 months in the van like any sane band would do, Dearly Beloved decamped to the infamous Rancho de la Luna studio in Joshua Tree, Calif., to write and demo the follow-up to Hawk vs. Pigeon.
Enduro, out in June, is a bristlingly antisocial punk-metal juggernaut with an old school rock n’ roll soul that sounds as wild-eyed and breathless and half-mad as a record made at the end of nearly two years of roadwork should. Helping Dearly Beloved on their way to the take-no-prisoners brilliance of Enduro were Rancho de la Luna mainstays Dave Catching (Eagles Of Death Metal) and Chris Goss (Sound City Players), figures familiar to any disciple of the “desert rock” scene that gave the world Kyuss, Masters of Reality and Queens of the Stone Age who both contributed guitar to the new record.
Although the album is now complete there’s still no rest for the Beloveds. The band hit the road again this Spring to revisit Europe with their new material.
Below you’ll find the latest dates - see the band’s website for tour updates and latest venue info.