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Upcoming shows: Pet Deaths... Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage... Polly Paulusma... The Dears... The Sheepdogs... Jake Xerxes Fussell... The Burning Hell... Freya Beer... Angel Olsen... The Unthanks... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Ríoghnach Connolly & Honeyfeet... Grandbrothers... The Umbrellas + Seablite... Tallies... John Craigie... Dustin O’Halloran... Coruja Jones... Wesley Gonzalez... Seazoo... Plastic Mermaids... The Delines... Dan Mangan... Josh Rouse... Julie Odell... Mary Gauthier... Cowboy Junkies... Mr Ben & The Bens... Heartless Bastards... Alice Boman... Skinny Lister... Jesca Hoop... Rachael Dadd... The Happy Soul... Stars... Weyes Blood... Rozi Plain... Sweet Baboo... SLUG... Beans on Toast... Rachel Baiman...

When: 7pm on Tuesday 4 October 2022
Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled and now takes place in October 2022. All other details are the same, and original tickets remain valid. Here’s a message from the band:

‘We had to make the tough call to postpone our upcoming November 2021 tour in EU/UK. We are not going to say it was “due to unforeseen circumstances” — we saw them coming from a mile away. They piled up high enough that we had to finally acknowledge them. We haven’t lost hope, however, and your patience has been inspiring and greatly appreciated. The key word here is postponement. We are not giving up on making the tour happen. For us to sing together, at the top of our lungs, once again will be The Most Dears Thing Ever. So hang on to those tickets, for we are coming.’

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 2021.

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 Francis Lung. Mancunian singer songwriter Francis Lung returns this Autumn with a new six track EP, Short Stories, on Memphis Industries. It’s the follow up to his much heralded 2021 album Miracle, a tour du force in melodicism, as witnessed on Francis’ BBC 6 Music-playlisted single Bad Hair Day.

First taster from the Short Stories EP is 2p Machine, which demonstrates similar songwriting flare whilst at the same time pivoting to a more narrative style with a distinct Northern English sensibility.

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

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