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When: 7.30pm on Sunday 22 November 2020
Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE

PLEASE NOTE: This show is being reschedule from April. All other details are the same, and original tickets remain valid. Here’s a message from the band:

‘Thanks to our wonderful team, we were able to move most of our upcoming April tour in the UK and Europe to November 2020, and are just working on the final few dates. We hope you can still make it; for together, we shall celebrate so HARD.

‘In the meantime: we are happy to have recently shared a new track, “The Worst In Us” (out everywhere now) along with the announcement that our latest album — LOVERS ROCK — comes out May 15 2020. Pre-order your copy today: https://ffm.to/LoversRock

‘We are ever so looking forward to our continued journey with you all, wherever it may take us. Thank you for listening and please remember that the songs will always be here for you.

‘Tickets already purchased for the April dates will remain valid for the new rescheduled shows in November. For full details, please contact your ticket vendor.’

We’re delighted to welcoming The Dears back to the Deaf Institute!

The Dears are pleased to announce a string of tour dates in Europe and the UK for 2020.

Formed in 1995, The Dears released their first, ultra lo-fi album, End of a Hollywood Bedtime Story, in 2000. The orchestral, dark pop sound and dramatic live shows cemented The Dears at the foundation of the then-emerging Canadian indie- rock renaissance. In 2001 and 2002, they released two separate concept EPs, Orchestral Pop Noir Romantique and Protest. In 2003 they released their second full-length album No Cities Left in Canada, and a string of highly anticipated shows at SXSW 2004 prompted the international release of No Cities Left with Bella Union. Gang of Losers came in 2006. In 2008 the group partnered with Dangerbird Records to release Missiles, followed by Degeneration Street (2011), Times Infinity Volume One (2015) and Times Infinity Volume Two (2017). In 2019, Murray A. Lightburn released his solo record, Hear Me Out.

The Dears have toured the world over, including performances on Letterman (twofold), Jimmy Kimmel, Jonathan Ross and at Glastonbury, T in the Park, Wireless, Montreal Jazz Fest, Siren Festival, Coachella, Austin City Limits, V Fest, Reading and Leeds, Les Inrocks (France), Montreux Jazz Fest, Istanbul Jazz Fest, Pop Montreal, CMW, NXNE and countless appearances at SXSW. They have shared stages with Spiritualized, Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Daniel Lanois, Rufus Wainwright, Zemfira, Bloc Party, Keane, Morrissey, The Tragically Hip, Metric and Death From Above, to name a few.

‘The Dears don’t disappoint’ – The Independent

Tour support comes from Warsaw’s Perfect Son. Sometime in 2016, just as the Polish singer and producer Tobiasz Bilinski began to find success through the dim and fractured electropop of Coldair, he knew it was time for a radical change. The songs on The Provider, Coldair’s much-lauded second album, had been an exorcism of sorts. Laced with songs about early death, chronic disappointment, and clouded minds, the record was, as he puts it now, his earnest attempt to ‘get all this old shit out’. That mission accomplished, he needed something new, a restart – the unabashedly radiant and unapologetically complex pop of Perfect Son, delivered in 10 perfect shots on Bilinski’s Sub Pop debut, Cast.

This is a 14+ show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Vinyl Exchange, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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