August 29 2016
THE HEAD AND THE HEART ANNOUNCE CANADIAN TOUR DATES
For immediate release
Warner Bros recording artists The Head and the Heart have today
announced three Canadian shows. The Canadian dates announced today
include Montreal (11/29), Toronto (11/30) and Vancouver (12/05). Venue and on sale details are listed below.
The band's new album Signs of Light will be released on September 9 and
is preceded by the release of the single "All We Ever Knew”, as well as
tracks “Library Magic,” “Colors,” and “Rhythm & Blues."
Earlier this month, The Head and the Heart performed a surprise show at
Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern that sold out in less than two hours. The
following day the band stopped by the CBC for an interview.
CBC link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU8vSJZZnYc&feature=em-uploademail
The Head and the Heart Canadian tour details:
11.29 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis Theatre
11.30 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
12.05 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre
VANCOUVER PRESALE BEGINS: Tuesday 8/30 @ 10 AM Pacific
TORONTO PRESALE BEGINS: Wednesday 8/31 @ 10 AM Eastern
MONTREAL PRESALE BEGINS: Thursday 9/1 @ 10 AM Eastern
GENERAL ON SALE: Friday 9/2 @ 10 AM Local
1. All We Ever Knew
2. City of Angels
3. Rhythm & Blues
4. False Alarm
6. Library Magic
7. Turn It Around
9. Take a Walk
10. Oh My Dear
11. I Don't Mind
12. Your Mother's Eyes
13. Signs of Light
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Signs of Light:
In 2014, exhausted after four years of non-stop touring, the six
members of The Head and the Heart pointed their individual compasses to
new cities, new relationships and new adventures. Pianist Kenny Hensley
learned to fly planes and enrolled in kung-fu training in China, while
bassist Chris Zasche packed up a camper and went off the grid in the
Canadian Rockies. Drummer Tyler Williams put down stakes across the
country and immersed himself in the burgeoning music scene in Richmond,
Va., while vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Charity Rose Thielen honed her
compositional skills by writing for such legends as Mavis Staples.
After his own cross-country trip to reconnect with family and
friends, vocalist/guitarist Jonathan Russell traveled to Haiti and found
inspiration working with the non-profit Artists For Peace And Justice.
"When I found out we were going to have a significant amount of time
off, I saw it as an opportunity to touch base again - to listen to what
other people were saying and what they were going through," he says. "I
really wanted to make sure that I reconnected with a world that was
starting to feel farther and farther away."
When The Head and the Heart regrouped last summer in Stinson Beach,
Ca., to start writing together again, "it almost felt like we were a new
band, trying things we hadn't tried," Zasche recalls. "We stayed at a
bungalow on the beach. We'd wake up, have coffee and go boogie boarding.
We were ready and excited to be back together."
That renewed sense of purpose can be felt throughout Signs of Light,
the group's first release for Warner Bros. Records. "This album isn't
about us now having achieved our dreams," says Thielen. "The day we
started being able to live off our art was the day we achieved our
dreams, in my mind. This is the album where we really fell into our true
voices as those artists."
Recorded in Nashville with producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Cage The Elephant), Signs of Lightcrackles
with the upbeat, sing-a-long energy of the Head And The Heart's finest
work. Lead single "All We Ever Knew," which was written during the Let's Be Still era
but never captured to the band's satisfaction until now, is sure to be a
crowd-pleaser, while "Turn It Around" seems primed to be a future
concert staple, matching its inspirational message with a lush and
Throughout, the colors are brighter, the electric guitars are louder
and the musical touchstones more universal. The propulsive,
smile-inducing ode to Los Angeles "City Of Angels" and the head-nodding
"Rhythm & Blues" nod to classic Fleetwood Mac, while the
organ-flecked "Dreamer" is a timeless-sounding ballad that could have
been beamed straight out of an old jukebox.
"Jay was really adamant about getting a great performance," Russell
says. "We have all the tools in the world to make something sound real
or more excitable, but it's never really as true as the band in the room
for the whole take. 'City Of Angels' - we had previously re-cut that
song and played it so many times. But within two takes in Nashville, we
nailed it. It felt like we were playing on a massive stage in front of
tons of people."
The Head and the Heart's 2011 self-titled debut album captured a
nascent but undeniable creative partnership between six strangers thrown
together by little more than a shared love of music. It became one of
Sub Pop Records' best-selling debut releases ever, and rocketed the band
to acclaim well beyond its then-home base in Seattle. The formative
experiences that followed both on and off the stage heavily informed the
2013 follow-up "Let's Be Still," which continues to remind Russell of
"the stale beer, bleach and potato chips from all the venues we saw once
this became our livelihood."
On Signs of Light, that gamut of emotions is felt most
deeply on the Josiah Johnson-penned title track, which none of the other
members had ever heard until they happened to walk in on him playing it
over and over at the piano during pre-production in El Paso, Texas. "It
was one of those moments where no one talks," Russell remembers. "No
one needs the chords; no one is looking up. You simply pick up your
instrument and play. The next thing you know, nearly 10 minutes have
gone by and you have no idea how or why or what just happened."