After selling out shows and flooring audiences across the US, Bear In Heaven is ready for more.
Currently on tour in Europe (having battled the volcanic cloud and won!!) the band will return home to join Metric, including a hometown NYC show at Terminal 5 in May.
The dance toward summer continues with northeast shows, an anticipated performance at NYC’s South Street Seaport, and a date with the sunset at Pitchfork Fest in Chicago. And that’s just the beginning.
Bear In Heaven is a force.
5/10 – Paradiso – Amsterdam
5/11 – Trix – Antwerpen
5/12 – Merleyn – Nijmegen
5/13 – Les Nuits De Botanique – Brussels
US Tour Dates
05/16 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
05/18 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall *
05/19 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues *
05/20 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater *
06/24 – Portland, ME @ Space
06/25 – Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House
06/26 – Buffalo, NY @ Big Orbit’s Soundlab
06/27 – Hamden, CT @ The Space
07/09 – New York, NY @ Pier 17 #
07/10 – Ottawa, ON @ Cisco Systems Bluesfest
07/13 – Cambridge, MA @ TT The Bear’s Place ^
07/15 – Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo ^
07/16 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Blind Big ^
07/17 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
07/19 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon ^
07/20 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club ^
07/21 – Fargo, ND @The Aquarium
07/24 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret ^
07/25 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir ^
07/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop ^
07/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo ^
07/29 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive ^
07/30 – Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge ^
07/31 – St. Louis, MO @ The Luminary Center for the Arts ^
08/02 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop ^
08/08 – Katowice, Poland @ OFF Festival
08/11 – Oslo, Norway @ Blaa (Oya Club Night)
08/21 – London, UK @ X0Y0
08/22 – Powys, UK @ Green Man Festival
* with Metric
# with Zola Jesus
^ with Twin Sister
Bear in Heaven has trapped echoes, tremors, winds, and fading light. They’ve redefined time, and folded it. They’ve unbuttoned sound, and realigned it. Within four walls in Brooklyn, Jon Philpot, Adam Wills, Sadek Bazaraa, and Joe Stickney mined the democracy of their collaboration, plus the endless hours of stream-of-consciousness recorded documentation of rehearsals over the past years, to conceive the crystalline form of Beast Rest Forth Mouth, their second album, their exaltation.
A seed planted in the Southern US years ago (all members hail from Georgia or Alabama), Bear In Heaven began as the musical arm of Jon Philpot in 1998. Time eventually brought in a slew of players, like rickety scaffolding, that grew the sound and guided the group to morph from a 6-to-5-to-4-piece. As a four-headed organism, Bear In Heaven has now found a sonic stride unlike any in their history. Freely acknowledging the importance of the number four, the album Beast Rest Forth Mouth (think “East West North South”) was a conscious product of the four compass points, of the four makers, and of the inevitable confusion that manifests from that crossroad mentality: four directions could lead you anywhere and everywhere. It’s the acknowledgement of what can go down at that convergence, at that dusty center, that drives Bear In Heaven and imbues the songs of Beast Rest Forth Mouth with something akin to both eternal peace and nervous urgency.
Bear In Heaven will tour through the Spring and Summer in the US. In tow and on shelves across the continent will be Beast Rest Forth Mouth on CD and LP. Both feature deluxe packaging and the LP will be available in two colorways.