MENTAL HEALTH FUNDRAISING BICYCLE TOUR WRAPS UP THIS WEEK
"Aucoin's sweat-soaked shows are near legendary events of mosh-pit euphoria, surfboard situations and dancing underneath a multicoloured parachute..." - Globe & Mail
"...psychedelically cerebral without sacrificing heart-swelling emotions, celebrating life while confronting its inherent heaviness..." - The Coast
"A danceable electronic-rock song with a diverse range of percussive elements, space-age keyboards, and organs" – Paste Magazine
"Stomping dance-punk ... packed into a fever-pitched three minutes" – Noisey
VIDEO STILL FROM “THE DREAM”
Nova Scotia-based musician Rich Aucoin shares his new video for “The Dream” today. On the heels of his critically acclaimed Hold EP, the video was filmed in Los Angeles and explores the importance of persistence when striving for one’s goals.
“Living the dream doesn't just mean following the path to some outcome but rather is a daily decision one makes to continue to live authentically to themselves,” Rich comments. “In the video, the struggling actor never gets his big break but is still content knowing that he’s done all he can do and followed it through."
Before returning to Canada for a few shows, Rich Aucoin will wrap up his fifteen-date PRESS ON tour in Brooklyn on June 29 at Knitting Factory (tickets). Unlike a traditional tour, Aucoin has been bicycling from city to city, raising awareness for mental health by donating 100% of tour proceeds to Mental Health America and The Canadian Mental Health Association. His positive, life-affirming shows have been described by both fans and critics as a natural antidepressant.
The Hold EP is a stark contrast to the short high-tempo songs from Aucoin’s previous release, hinting toward a rebirth. Tracks like “Release” and “The Middle” have earned acclaim from the likes of Noisey, Paste Magazine, and Exclaim! – showcasing his undeniable ability to transform and manipulate sound.
RICH AUCOIN TOUR DATES
Jun 29 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory (Press On Tour)
Jul 13 - Hamilton, ON - Because Beer Festival
Jul 20 - Hubbards, NS - The Shore Club