CANADIAN TOUR DATES BEGIN FEBRUARY 21
“Bright Eyes meets Mumford & Sons” - American Songwriter
“Compelling and evocative from start to finish” - Exclaim!
“It’s not hard to envision the songs on Arms of a Dream filling a stadium” - The Calgary Herald
“Soaring, cinematic songs replete with heartstring-tugging harmonies” - Winnipeg Free Press
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With its Canadian Winter tour dates just around the corner, Reuben and the Dark is sharing the new video for the previously unreleased fan favourite track “Hold Me Like A Fire.” The video, recorded at the National Music Centre in frontman Reuben Bullock’s hometown of Calgary, features a full choir of fans and National Music Centre members joining the chorus.
Available to stream on all platforms today, the song “started as some kind of mantra for myself,” Bullock says. “I found I was singing the words over and over on an endless loop. It’s comforting. It felt healing. The first time we played it, the audience did the same thing, sang it over and over again past the end of the song. That’s all I really want to do as a songwriter. Write something for myself, then give it away to be someone else’s. The song deals with finding comfort in the things that confuse you. Coming to peace with the things you don’t understand. Faith in chaos.”
In the past year, Reuben and the Dark has taken its new record, Arms of a Dream, throughout the US and Canada including stops at Field Trip Festival, Interstellar Rodeo, and Calgary Folk Festival, and throughout Ireland with Hermitage Green. Next week the band returns home to Canada for a run of tour dates throughout Ontario and Quebec. Full tour dates can be found below.
Out now via Arts & Crafts, Arms of a Dream finds songwriter/vocalist Reuben Bullock working outside his comfort zone, both musically and lyrically. The result is Bullock’s most vivid and transformative music to date: an intimate exploration of the inversion of imagination and reality in dreams. Exclaim! called the LP “compelling and evocative from start to finish”, while The Calgary Herald claimed that “It’s not hard to envision the songs on Arms of a Dream filling a stadium.”
Last year, the spirited folk-rock outfit released a cover of The Tragically Hip’s timeless and nation-defining song “Bobcaygeon” to benefit the Gord Downie And Chanie Wenjack Fund, which is part of Gord Downie’s legacy and embodies his commitment, and that of his family, to improving the lives of First Peoples, and to aid our collective reconciliation journey through awareness, education and action.
2019 WINTER DATES
Feb 21 - Hamilton, ON - Mills Hardware
Feb 22 - Ridgeway, ON - Sanctuary (TICKETS)
Feb 23 - Creemore, ON - Avening Hall
Feb 24 - Creemore, ON - Avening Hall (TICKETS)
Feb 27 - Quebec City, QC - L’anti (TICKETS)
Feb 28 - Trois Rivières, QC - Nord Ouest Cafe (TICKETS)
Mar 1 - Sherbrooke, QC - La Petite Boite Noire (TICKETS)
Mar 2 - Drummondville, QC - La Sainte-Paix (TICKETS)
Mar 3 - Ottawa, ON - Club 27 (TICKETS)
Mar 6 - Kingston, ON - Grad Club (TICKETS)
June 27 - Parry Sound, ON - Stockey Centre
June 28 - Oshawa, ON - The Music Hall
June 29 - Tobermory, ON - Chi Cheemaun Ferry