Bear’s Den have announced details of a European headline tour for October 2015. Culminating with a previously announced show at London’s Roundhouse on 27th October, the tour will also include shows in Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol, and Portsmouth as well as shows across France, Belgium, Germany, and Denmark.
As a taster of what to expect from the band’s live shows, watch their performance of ‘Think of England’ shot live in front of a sold out homecoming crowd at Shepherd’s Bush Empire earlier this year:
2015 has so far proved a fruitful year for this London based trio who released their debut album ‘Islands’ on Communion Records / Caroline International in October 2014. Bear’s Den started the year with a completely sold out European tour, with numerous venues upgraded to keep up with ticket demand. Watch highlights from the 17-date tour here.
More recently, their single ‘Above The Clouds Of Pompeii‘ picked up a nomination at this year’s Ivor Novello Awards. Written by the band’s Andrew Davie, the song was nominated in the Best Song Musically And Lyrically category, alongside Ben Howard and Hozier.
Speaking of the song itself, Davie says, “I wrote Above The Clouds Of Pompeii a few years ago, in the back of a VW camper van, on Bear’s Den’s first ever tour in America. Ben Howard, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Staves were also on that tour and it was hugely inspiring to be surrounded by so many talented songwriters night after night”.
A feature-length music documentary of this tour, ‘Austin To Boston’, will get its global release on 12th June via Netflix and iTunes, fresh from a successful run of screenings at international film festivals. The film was directed by James Marcus Haney (No Cameras Allowed), produced by Ben Lovett (Mumford & Sons) & Ty Johnson (Sideshow Alley), and narrated by Gill Landry (Old Crow Medicine Show).
Bear’s Den now have a busy summer of US and European festival appearances ahead of them, including Glastonbury, Citadel, and Reading & Leeds festivals in the UK.
BEAR’S DEN SUMMER 2015 FESTIVAL DATES:
11th June – Bonnaroo Music Festival, Tennessee, USA
28th June – Glastonbury, Somerset, UK
4th July – Goffertpark, Nijmegen, NL (supporting Mumford & Sons)
10th July – NOS Alive Festival, Oeiras, PT
11th July – BBK Live Festival, Bilbao, ES
19th July – Citadel Festival, London, UK
24th July – Somersault Festival, Barnstaple, UK
26th July – Secret Garden Party, Abbots Ripton, UK
31st July – Lollapalooza, Chicago, USA
9th Aug – Squamish Valley Music Festival, CA
13th Aug – Haldern Pop Festival, Haldern GE
21st Aug – Dockville Festival, Hamburg, DE
22nd Aug – Pukkelpop Festival, Hasselt, BE
23rd Aug – Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen, NL
28th Aug – Reading & Leeds Festival, UK
29th Aug – Reading & Leeds Festival, UK