REUBEN AND THE DARK SHARES VIDEO FOR FAN FAVOURITE “HOLD ME LIKE A FIRE”

WATCH AND SHARE “HOLD ME LIKE A FIRE”

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CANADIAN TOUR DATES BEGIN FEBRUARY 21

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“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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PHOTO CREDIT : Scott Ramsay // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

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.”

WATCH AND SHARE “HOLD ME LIKE A FIRE”

STREAM / BUY “HOLD ME LIKE A FIRE” HERE

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.”

WATCH AND SHARE “DREAMING” HERE

PURCHASE // STREAM ARMS OF A DREAM

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.

PURCHASE / STREAM “BOBCAYGEON” HERE

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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

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REUBEN AND THE DARK ANNOUNCES WINTER TOUR DATES FOR 2019

TOUR DATES BEGIN FEBRUARY 21

WATCH AND SHARE “DREAMING” HERE

PURCHASE // STREAM ARMS OF A DREAM

“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 heart-string-tugging harmonies” - Winnipeg Free Press

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In the past year, Reuben and the Dark have taken their new record, Arms of a Dream, throughout the US and Canada including stops at Field Trip Festival, Interstellar Rodeo, and Calgary Folk Festival. The band is just about to put the wraps on a successful run of Fall tour dates throughout Canada before heading to Ireland later this year with Hermitage Green. Already the band is looking ahead to its next trip across Canada beginning in February 2019. 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.”

WATCH AND SHARE “DREAMING” HERE

PURCHASE // STREAM ARMS OF A DREAM

The spirited folk-rock outfit recently 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.

PURCHASE / STREAM “BOBCAYGEON” HERE

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PHOTO CREDIT : Scott Ramsay // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES


2018 TOUR DATES
Nov 14 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
Nov 17 - Montreal, QC - L’Astral
Dec 1 - Ennis, IR - Glor ^
Dec 7 - Killarney, IR - INEC Gleneagle Hotel ^
Dec 8 - Bantry, IR - Maritime Hotel and Suites ^
Dec 13 - Cork, IR - Live At St. Lukes ^
Dec 14 - Cork, IR - Live At St. Lukes ^
Dec 15 - Cork, IR - Live At St. Lukes ^

^ with Hermitage Green

2019 WINTER DATES
Feb 21 - Hamilton, ON - Mills Hardware
Feb 22 - Ridgeway, ON - Sanctuary (TICKETS)
Feb 23 - 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 4 - Ottawa, ON - Club 27 (TICKETS)
Mar 6 - Kingston, ON - Grad Club

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REUBEN AND THE DARK COVERS THE TRAGICALLY HIP’S “BOBCAYGEON” WITH PROCEEDS TO THE GORD DOWNIE AND CHANIE WENJACK FUND

PURCHASE / STREAM “BOBCAYGEON” HERE

HOME PROVINCE PERFORMANCES IN EDMONTON, CALGARY AND LETHBRIDGE ADDED TO FALL TOUR

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“Bobcaygeon” Single Artwork // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

“It's not often that a song can move the performer as much as it moves the audience,” says Reuben Bullock of his band Reuben and the Dark’s tribute to Gord Downie. “The first time we played ‘Bobcaygeon’ in front of a crowd, I knew we needed to get into a studio and record it. Feeling how widely Gord's spirit resonates, I wanted to release my version for the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund as my way of using our voice to support and engage with Gord's vision of reconciliation.”

Available to purchase and stream today, proceeds from Reuben and the Dark’s cover of The Tragically Hip’s timeless and nation-defining song will 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.

In collaboration with the Wenjack family, the goal of the fund is to continue the conversation that began with Chanie Wenjack’s residential school story, and to aid our collective reconciliation journey through awareness, education and action.

PURCHASE / STREAM “BOBCAYGEON” HERE

“The Downie Wenjack Fund is important because of its focus on youth, its active education on Indigenous history, and the creation of connections with this land's rich Indigenous culture. I am compelled to be a part of this action, to be both a listener and a participant in these conversations, a student of these issues, and a proponent of progress,” Bullock said.

The spirited folk-rock outfit recently released a new album, Arms of a Dream, out now on Arts & Crafts. The record 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.

WATCH AND SHARE “DREAMING” HERE
PURCHASE // STREAM ARMS OF A DREAM

On the heels of a successful stint of U.S. tour dates, a stop at Field Trip Festival and magical sets at Interstellar Rodeo and Calgary Folk Festival, Reuben and the Dark is adding more dates to their fall tour. The band will perform in their home province of Alberta on October 29 at The Winspear Theatre in Edmonton, October 30 at The Jack Singer in Calgary and November 3 in Lethbridge at Southminster United Church. Full list of tour dates can be found here and below.

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PHOTO CREDIT : Scott Ramsay // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

PRAISE FOR REUBEN AND THE DARK

“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 heart-string-tugging harmonies” - Winnipeg Free Press

TOUR DATES
07/31: Quebec, QC - L'Anti
08/02: Charlottetown, PEI - Fishbones
08/03: Saint John, NB - Uptown Saint John
08/04: Saint John, NB - Area 506 Festival
08/05: New Glasgow, NS - The Riverfront Jubilee
08/07: Vancouver, BC - Outdoor Plaza at Queen Elizabeth Theatre
08/09: Winston-Salem, NC - Sunset Thursdays at Bailey Park
08/10: Prince Edward County, ON - Hayloft
10/18: Halifax, NS - Halifax Pop Explosion: The Seahorse
10/23: Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
10/25: Chicago, IL - Schubas
10/26: Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
10/27: Winnipeg, MB - WECC
10/29: Edmonton, AB - Winspear
10/30: Calgary. AB - Jack Singer
11/01: Saskatoon, SK - Broadway Theatre
11/02: Regina, SK - Westminster United Church
11/03: Lethbridge, AB - Southminster United Church
11/07: Victoria, BC - Capital Ballroom
11/08: Vancouver, BC - Imperial Theatre
11/14: Toronto, ON - Mod Club
11/17: Montreal, QC - L’Astral

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