The Dear Hunter will be joined by a string quartet for seven special concerts across the U.S. this September. Most shows will be seated and will highlight the more lush, orchestral side of the band as they perform songs from their entire catalog. The band will also be joined by special guest performers on each date. Additionally, The Dear Hunter will also be performing at Riot Fest in Chicago and Denver, as well as several solo shows by frontman Casey Crescenzo along the way. See below for a list of dates.

Fans purchasing tickets to the September headline shows will also receive a download of “The Migrations Annex,” a six-song EP of additional tracks recorded during the studio sessions for The Dear Hunter’s new album, “Migrant”; and a special event poster.

It’s not The Dear Hunter’s first time performing with strings — they’re also featured on the band’s new “The Color Spectrum Live” DVD, featuring a beautifully filmed 2012 performance of their 36-song, 9-EP collection “The Color Spectrum” in its entirety. For a taste of what’s in store this fall, watch these two videos from the live DVD:





“Migrant” was released by Equal Vision Records in April. After The Dear Hunter’s first releases, the three-album “Acts” story arc, and the epic “The Color Spectrum” series, “Migrant” marks a departure for Crescenzo: a dozen direct, personal, straight-from-the heart songs. It’s making an impact, with Alternative Press calling it “an album that’s both intensely intimate and sprawling in scope… ‘Migrant’ is the masterfully actualized first chapter in the true story of the Dear Hunter.” And PopMatters called the album “very charming, moving, meticulous, and organic. As fans would expect, ‘Migrant’ is a great record.”


The Dear Hunter Tour Dates 


4 — Providence, RI — The Met Cafe ** (not seated)

6 — New York, NY — Highline Ballroom **

7 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer **

9 — Vienna, VA — Jammin Java *

12 — Detroit, MI — Crofoot Ballroom **

14 — Chicago, IL — Riot Fest ^

15 — DeKalb, IL — The House Cafe *

17 — Minneapolis, MN — The Varsity Theater **

18 — Kansas City, MO — Riot Room *

21 — Denver, CO — Riot Fest ^

26 — San Francisco, CA — Regency Ballroom **

28 — Pomona, CA — Fox Theatre **


** = headline show with string quartet

* = Casey Crescenzo solo show

^ = Festival


Photos: Natalie Bisignano