Three British shows planned

Canadian indie rock outfit The Dears have added three British shows to their schedule.

The brainchild of Murray A Lightburn, The Dears have a broad background. The band's back catalogue touches on prog, Motown, punk and more with their material veering from pole to pole.

However since the release of breakthrough album 'No Cities Left' in 2004, the band's songwriting has begun to coalesce. The Dears have gradually developed their own sound, to widespread acclaim.

Returning with their new album 'Degeneration Street' the band could be set to make a dent on the mainstream. Perhaps their most complete statement to date, The Dears are fuelled by a rare ambition.

'Degeneration Street' is a lengthy work, but the band's passion never once dims. Due for release next month, The Dears will finally allow fans a glimpse into what they have been up to for the past two years.

Returning with a blast of new material, The Dears have confirmed a series of tour dates. Set to perform on Letterman later this week, the Canadian group will begin packing their bags for a short British tour.

Three dates have been confirmed, opening in London's Borderline venue on April 19th. The tour continues in Manchester before finishing in Glasgow with a show at the legendary King Tuts venue.

Tickets are due to go on sale shortly.

The Dears have a continually evolving line up. Aside from new drummer Jeff Luciani, The Dears of 2011 consists of past members Roberto Arquilla, Robert Benvie, Patrick Krief, as well as mainstays Natalia Yanchak and of course Lightburn himself.

The Dears have confirmed the following shows:

19 London Borderline
20 Manchester Ruby Lounge
21 Glasgow King Tuts

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