Here is Matt in honor of Communion’s Facebook calendar. If you haven’t seen it yet click on the facebook link for more information
Having whet the appetites of audiences all around the UK & Ireland recently supporting the likes of Of Monsters & Men, Smoke Fairies and Matt Corby, Bear’s Den are now ready to embark on their debut headline tour – Agape Tour 2013 – commencing on 6th of February. Before that, though, they have an early Christmas present for their rapidly-growing fanbase – opening for Mumford & Sons at the O2 Arena in London on 18th of December.
The Agape Tour 2013 sees the band return to cities throughout Ireland, Scotland and England who have embraced the band’s recent visits.
Andrew Davie, the band’s lead singer and songwriter said “We’re so excited to get out on the road for our ﬁrst headline tour and to be able to share all of the new music we’ve been working on for the last couple of months. Supporting Mumford & Sons at the O2 is a really overwhelming end to an amazing year for us and we just can’t wait to get out on the road again in the new year. Tour!”
The Bear’s Den story is something of a fairytale, opening with the truly bewitching Austin to Boston Communion Tour of the US in March of 2012, where they shared the stage with Nathaniel Rateliff, The Staves and Ben Howard. From there, the band traveled to a secluded cottage in the Welsh wilderness to record their eponymous debut EP. In keeping with their DIY ethos, the band did everything themselves, right down to stamping each EP with hand carved potato stamps. The one-of-a-kind EP’s have been exclusively available at the band’s live shows since its release in September. After a rapid succession of high-proﬁle support tours, the stage is now set for Bear’s Den to plunge into the deep end with their ﬁrst headline tour of the UK & Ireland in February 2013.
As a pre-hibernation fare-thee-well to 2012, Bear’s Den will open for Mumford & Sons on their second sold-out O2 Arena show of their Tour of Two Halves, Tuesday 18th of December.
BEAR’S DEN – AGAPE TOUR 2013
Wed 6 Feb: Whelan’s, Dublin
Thu 7 Feb: McHughs, Belfast
Sat 9 Feb: Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
Sun 10 Feb: Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow
Tue 12 Feb: Communion @ Ruby Lounge, Manchester
Wed 13 Feb: Red Rooms, Nottingham
Thu 14 Feb: Slaughtered Lamb, London
Fri 15 Feb: Louisiana, Bristol
Bear’s Den have been announced as the support for Matt Corby’s upcoming UK/Ireland tour.
Details and tickets on sale here
Both Matt Corby’s London shows have now sold out!
The rest of his tour is still on sale here
Currently in a run of sold out London shows, emerging singer-songwriter Matt Corby has announced a series of headline European and UK tour dates in November.
Matt will be joined by his band for the UK shows, which kick off at the Limelight in Belfast on 13 Nov, followed by Dublin, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, London’s Scala on 21 Nov, Manchester and Birmingham, concluding at Nottingham’s Bodega on 24 Nov.
Still only in his early 20s, Matt Corby’s songs deliver a uniqueness and maturity well beyond his years, while his live performances have become renowned for bringing large audiences to a complete standstill. Details of a UK EP release to follow shortly, with a debut LP expected in 2013.
Matt plays a sold-out show at The Troubadour in Earls Court tonight.
Tickets for the November tour shows go on sale this Friday.
European Tour Dates
Thu 1 Nov // Oslo World Music Festival // Bla // Oslo // Norway
Fri 2 Nov // Scandic Grand Central // Stockholm // Sweden
Sat 3 Nov // Mejeriet // Lund // Sweden
Mon 5 Nov // Knust // Hamburg // Germany
Tue 6 Nov // Stadtgarten // Cologne // Germany
Wed 7 Nov // Festsaal Kreuzberg // Berlin // Germany
Fri 9 Nov // Bitterzoet // Amsterdam // Holland //
Sat 10 Nov // Rockhal // Luxembourg
Sun 25 Nov // Songbird Festival // Rotterdam // Holland
Mon 3 Dec // Botanique-Witloofbar // Brussels // Belgium
Wed 5 Dec // Le Nouveau Casino // Paris // France
Fri 7 Dec // Moby Dick // Madrid // Spain
Sat 8 Dec // Santiago Alquimista // Lisbon // Portugal
UK / Ireland Tour Dates
Tue 13 Nov // Limelight // Belfast
Wed 14 Nov // Whelans // Dublin
Fri 16 Nov // Stereo Cafe Bar // Glasgow
Sat 17 Nov // Electric Circus // Edinburgh
Tue 20 Nov // Brudenell Social Club // Leeds
Wed 21 Nov // Scala // London
Thu 22 Nov // Deaf Institute // Manchester
Fri 23 Nov // HMV Institute (The Temple) // Birmingham
Sat 24 Nov // Bodega // Nottingham
Matt Corby has announced a UK/Ireland tour!
Tickets go on sale here on Friday 14th September.
Here’s another video in the series that Communion filmed to celebrate the launch of thier new compilation Communion New Faces. It’s the wonderful Matt Corby playing Kings, Queens, Beggars and Thieves. Enjoy….
Communion New Faces - Released on the 26th April 2012
Michael Kiwanuka – Tell Me A Tale
Julia Stone – Let’s Forget All The Things That We Say
Joe Banfi – Olive Green
Gabriel and the Hounds – What Good Would That Do?
Daughter – Love
3 Blind Wolves – Emily Rose
Ben Howard – Three Tree Town
Keaton Henson – To Your Health
Lucy Rose – Middle of the Bed
Matt Corby – Kings and Queens, Beggars and Thieves
Boy and Bear – Milk and Sticks
Jocie Adams - Bed of Notions
Dan Croll – Marion
The Apache Relay – American Nomad (Communion version)
James Vincent McMorrow – Hear The Noise That Moves So Soft And Low
David McCaffery – Stars
Nathaniel Rateliff – Just For Me But I Thought Of You
Will Nott – Won’t Go Back
Bear’s Den – Pompeii
Gotye – Bronte