THE DEAR & DEPARTED
UK TOUR WITH ALKALINE TRIO
SINGLE TIME TRAVEL OUT 30TH APRIL 2012
The Dear & Departed features LA Ink cast member/Los Angeles, CA-based tattoo artist and vocalist Dan Smith, Darren Parkinson (guitar), Scott Sprigg (guitar), Jimmy Walsh (drums) and Neeraj Kane (bass).
Their album, Every Waking Moment (out now) was produced by New Found Glory guitarist, Chad Gilbert [A Day To Remember, H20, Fireworks] and engineered by Paul Miner [New Found Glory, A.F.I., Atreyu]. The Dear & Departed has attracted high profile fans including the aforementioned Gilbert (of whom also produced Chapters, the band’s latest EP release), Jade Puget and Davey Havok of AFI, and Robin Wilson of Gin Blossoms, with the latter two each featured as guest vocalists on Every Waking Moment.
Every Waking Moment brings The Dear & Departed’s signature blend of 80s new wave, Brit pop and punk to life through a flawless fusion of rich vocal melodies and intricate harmonies, brightly layered guitar work and driving bass lines.
The Dear & Departed are set to return to our shores for a string of dates with Alkaline Trio. The fifteen date tour will take them all over the UK and include three London based shows.
Alkaline Trio UK tour w/ The Dear & Departed:
May 01 Portsmouth Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth
May 02 Leadmill, Sheffield
May 03 Empire, Middlesbrough
May 04 Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds
May 05 Manchester Academy, Manchester
May 07 HMV Picture House, Edinburgh
May 08 Kasbah Coventry
May 09 Waterfront Norwich
May 10 Electric Ballroom, London,
May 11 The Garage, London
May 12 Barfly Camden, London
May 13 Solus, Cardiff University, Cardiff
May 14 The Lemon Grove, Exeter
May 15 THE JUNCTION Cambridge
A brand new video for upcoming single, ‘Time Travel’ can be viewed: HERE
Between filming seasons for LA Ink, Smith and The Dear & Departed have performed around the world with the likes of Saosin, Avenged Sevenfold, Alkaline Trio, Cursive and AFI. The band’s recording session for Chapters was featured on the show, with Kat Von D visiting the band in the studio for a sneak peak of the album.
Smith also recently released his first book, With The Light Of Truth. The 256-page hard cover book is published through Memento Publishing Co and features artist profiles and exclusive work from 60 Straight Edge tattoo artists from all over the world.
Every Waking Moment, the new full-length album from The Dear & Departed is now available through Equal Vision Records.