The Dear Hunter announce new album, premiere “A Night on the Town” — listen

A first listen of Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise, plus new release details and tour dates

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Following the surprise release of a new live albumThe Dear Hunter have now confirmed details of their next LP. Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise will arrive on September 4th via Cav & Canary Goods/Equal Vision Records.

Act IV is first new entry in the six-part Act saga since 2009 (though technically it serves as the follow-up to 2013’s non-canonical Migrant.) The new record will continue the story “of a boy at the turn of the century referred to as ‘The Dear Hunter'” which began in 2006’s Act I: The Lake South, the River North and continued with 2007’s Act II: The Meaning of, and All Things Regarding Ms. Leading and 2009’s Act III: Life and Death.

Our first taste of Act IV comes in the nine-minute epic “A Night on the Town”. Loaded with high-energy strings and horns from Bay Area musicians the Awesöme Orchestra alongside Crescenzo’s immense vocals, the urgent track signals a rejuvenated band. After taking so long off from the Act story, it seems like The Dear Hunter has returned true to form. Listen to the track — and try to pick up on callbacks to Act II‘s “The Bitter Suite I: Meeting Ms. Leading” and Act III’s  “Mustard Gas” — below.

Pre-orders for Act IV are going on now, and come with an instant download of “A Night on the Town”. Other songs on the record include three new “Bitter Suite” movements and a track called “The Squeaky Wheel”, a reference to “Smiling Swine” from Act II. Check out the full tracklist below.

Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise Tracklist:
01. Rebirth
02. The Old Haunt
03. Waves
04. At the End of the Earth
05. Remembered
06. A Night On the Town
07. Is There Anybody Here
08. The Squeaky Wheel
09. The Bitter Suite IV and V: The Congregation and The Sermon in the Silt
10. The Bitter Suite VI – Abandon
11. King of Swords (Reversed)
12. If All Goes Well
13. The Line
14. Wait
15. Ouroboros

The Dear Hunter have also announced a tour with CHON and Gates in support of the new release. Find their full schedule, which includes European dates with Manchester Orchestra and a spot at Riot Fest Chicago, below.

The Dear Hunter 2015 Tour Dates:
08/19 – Milan, IT @ Circolo Magnolia *
08/20 – Vienna, AT @ B72
08/21 – Munich, DE @ Strom *
08/22 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
08/23 – Cologne, DE @ Gebaude 9 *
08/24 – Berlin, DE @ Magnet *
08/25 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow *
08/27 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde *
08/28 – Nottingham, UK @ Bodega Social
08/29 – Newcastle, UK @ Think Tank?
08/30 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
09/01 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
09/02 – Southampton, UK @ Joiners
09/03 – Birmingham, UK @ The Rainbow Cellar
09/04 – London, UK @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
09/11 – Akron, OH @ Musica ^
09/12 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club ^
09/15 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch ^
09/16 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room ^
09/22 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile ^
09/23 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge ^
09/25 – Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk ^
09/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s ^
09/27 – Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s ^
09/29 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre ^
10/01 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory ^
10/02 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic ^
10/03 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom ^
10/06 – Austin, TX @ The Parish ^
10/07 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill ^
10/09 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In ^
10/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl ^
10/11 – Newport, KY @ Thompson Home ^
10/13 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel ^
10/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^
10/16 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony ^
10/17 – Boston, MA @ The Royale ^
10/21 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza ^

* = w/ Manchester Orchestra
^ = w/ CHON and Gates

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