The Dear Hunter release live album, announce tour

The Dear Hunter — the progressive rock project fronted by multi-instrumentalist and Receiving End of Sirens member Casey Crescenzo — have released a live album, which is available through iTunes. The band premiered a stream of The Dear Hunter Live at Consequence of Sound. Though the album is currently only available digitally, a physical release will follow, with pre-orders now up at Equal Vision Records.

The Dear Hunter recorded the album while on tour with a string quartet.

“Equal Vision Records was kind enough to furnish us with a system capable of multi tracking the entire tour — something we had never done before,” said Crescenzo in a recent statement at The Dear Hunter website. “We’ve lovingly combed through these recordings to bring 10 tracks of this tour to the ears of any and all who might be interested.”

The Dear Hunter will also tour in celebration of their earlier material, performing songs from Act II and Act III exclusively, with support from Northern Faces. Those shows will follow Crescenzo’s short run of solo dates. Meanwhile, Crescenzo is at work on the follow-up to his planned six-album concept series, which is expected later this year on Cave & Canary Goods, The Dear Hunter’s Equal Vision imprint. See a list of tour dates below.

Casey Crescenzo (Solo) Tour Dates

Apr 20 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Apr 23 DeKalb, IL @ The House Café
Apr 24 Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo

The Dear Hunter Tour Dates

May 05 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair **
May 06 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair ***
May 07 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater **
May 08 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater ***
May 12 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
May 13 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
May 15 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge *
May 19 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre *
May 22 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House**
May 23 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour ***
May 24 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *

  • = Playing songs from Acts II and III
    ** = Playing Act II in its entirety
    *** = Playing Act III in its entirety