BEAR HANDS Co-Headline July Tour With Atlas Genius

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Brooklyn-based indie rock band BEAR HANDS is gearing up for a national co-headlining tour with the celebrated Australian alternative rock duo Atlas Genius.

This summer Bear Hands will be making several festival stops, including 97X BBQ (FL), Undertow Jam (FL), Rock on the River(FL), Make Music Pasadena (CA), WKQX PIQNIQ (IL), DC101 Kerfuffle (MD), and the KRBZ Buzz Beach Ball (MO). Their dates with Atlas Genius will begin on July 18th at Manchester Music Hallin Lexington, KY. You can also see Bear Hands at Austin City Limits (October 7th-9th). Tickets to all newly announced shows go on sale at 10am local time on May 26th viabearhandsband.com/events and all other shows are currently on sale. See all the dates below!

After cementing their indelible mark on the indie rock world withBurning Bush Supper Club and Distraction, Bear Hands released their newest album YOU’LL PAY FOR THIS on April 15, 2016 via their own independent label ‘Spensive Sounds. The record came out to critical acclaim with Noisey expressing, “Taking everything they’d showcased on previous efforts, You’ll Pay For This ups the stakes” and Alternative Press waxing, “Bear Hands make electro-pop and indie rock cool again… People, you really should pay for this.”

Their atmospheric and memorable single “2AM” has been #1 Most Added on the BDS Alternative Chart and was featured inBillboard’s Spotify Viral 50. This track echoes the challenges of growing older while trying to hold onto the familiar scene that surrounds you. Check out the track here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOlcDBXKhSU

You’ll Pay For This (iTunes, Spotify, Signed Vinyl) pulls the band into songwriting overdrive, featuring big booming melodies and experimenting with different textures and rhythms. Produced by guitarist Ted Feldman and James Brown (Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys) and mixed by Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, The Killers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), the album is a career-defining moment for the band who effortlessly displays the dexterity and tight songwriting skills they’ve gathered from their previous releas es.

Bear Hands is Dylan Rau, TJ Orscher, Val Looper and Ted Feldman.

BEAR HANDS TOUR DATES
# Headlining
* w/ Atlas Genius
^ w/ Silversun Pickups
% w/ Joywave

5/24 – Wilmington, NC – Brooklyn Arts Center #
5/25 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre #
5/27 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West %
5/28 – St. Petersburg, FL – 97X BBQ
5/29 – Miami, FL – Undertow Jam 2016
5/30 – Jacksonville, FL – Rock on the River 7
6/03 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground #
6/04 – Albany, NY – The Hollow #
6/05 – Philadelphia, PA – Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party
6/11 – Pasadena, CA – Make Music Pasadena
6/18 – Chicago, IL – WKQX PIQNIQ @ First Midwest Bank Amph.
6/20 – Chattanooga, TN – Track 29 ^
6/21 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
6/22 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel ^
6/24 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz ^
6/25 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall ^
6/26 – Columbia, MD – DC101 Kerfuffle
7/16 – Kansas City, MO – KRBZ Buzz Beach Ball
7/17 – Memphis, TN – The Hi-Tone Cafe #

7/18 – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall*
7/20 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s*
7/21 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown*
7/22 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry #
7/23 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium #
7/25 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre*
7/26 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep*
7/27 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre*
7/29 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock*
7/30 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom*
7/31 – Bakersfield, CA – B Ryder’s*
8/01 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory*
8/03 – Santa Barbara, CA – Soho Music Club#
8/04 – Santa Cruz, CA  – The Catalyst*
8/05 – Fresno, CA – Strummer’s*
8/06 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades*
8/07 – Eugene, OR – HiFi #
8/13 – Portland, OR – 94/7 Birthday Bash
10/7-9 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits

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