New tour announced

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The High Dials will play in Latin America for the first time in November. An upcoming tour takes the band to Mexico and Colombia and includes festival slots and headlining shows.

The High Dials are excited to be playing songs from newest album “In the A.M. Wilds” so far from home. Be sure to follow the band on Instagram for what should be a steady stream of exotic pics!

The band also unveiled a new video for “Conquistadores” this week (the “Flags” remix), giving us a glimpse at what their South American adventure may look like.

In the A.M. Wilds Out Now

The High Dials’ latest long-player – “In the A.M. Wilds” is available everywhere as of today. Have a listen and then click over to iTunes or Bandcamp as fast as your mouse will carry you!

The album is charting on CBC and Canadian campus radio and enjoying a positive press buzz in Canada from the likes of Exclaim!, Quick Before It Melts and Gray Owl Point.

The band has announced they will be supporting Sam Roberts Band on two dates – Toronto, Feb 14 (Massey Hall – sold out) and Montreal, March 7 (Metropolis).

CMJ and US Dates

The High Dials make their long-awaited return to the USA this week on the heels of a lengthy tour of the UK and Ireland. All dates are with The Get Real Gang (ex-Dr. Dog). Tour includes a CMJ showcase on Saturday.

Thursday, Oct 23 – Cambridge, MA
TT The Bear’s Place
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Friday, Oct 24 – Philadelphia, PA
Johnny Brenda’s
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Saturday, Oct 25 – CMJ -Brooklyn, NY
Union Hall
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Sunday, Oct 26 – Arlington, VA
IOTA Club & Cafe
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Advance copies of their new album “In the A.M. Wilds” will be for sale exclusively at these shows, along with their recent “Desert Tribe” EP.

Tour dates announced – UK and Ireland

UK fans who’ve been patiently waiting for a High Dials return since the band’s last tour with the BJM many moons ago may now cease waiting patiently. The band just announced a string of UK dates and even a pop over to Ireland.

bgk 114The UK leg will be as support act for The Besnard Lakes with the notable exception of the Northern Star Records Weekender in Brixton where the High Dials will be headlining what promises to be a killer 10th anniversary party.

Sept. 25…..Leeds Tickets
Sept. 27…..Glasgow Tickets
Sept. 28…..Newcastle Tickets
Sept. 30…..Manchester Tickets
Oct. 1……..Birmingham Tickets
Oct. 2……..London Tickets
Oct. 3……..London Tickets
Oct. 4……..Wrexham Tickets
Oct. 5……..Bristol Tickets
Oct. 8……..Dublin, IRL Event info
Oct. 10……Bray, IRL
Oct. 11……London, UK (Headlining) Tickets

Return to the stage

At the end of 2011, over a few warm Christmas wines whilst listening to Hall & Oates on repeat, the High Dials made a big decision. It was time to take a serious break. Rather than simply drift into a new album project, the band made a promise to one another- to indulge in some creative exploration without expectations or any timetable; to break as many unconscious rules as possible and see where the muse might lead them – hopefully exciting new and unvisited places.

On Oct. 30th, almost two years down the road, the self-imposed exile finally came to an end as long-time members Trevor Anderson, Robbie MacArthur and George Donoso took to a stage in Montreal to unveil some new material (and a couple of new musicians, Sheenah and Charles, on keys and bass). Other than a brief studio teaser and cool Stones cover, this has been the only sound the world has heard from the High Dials in, well, bloody ages!

And if you weren’t lucky enough to be at that beautiful gig Wednesday, you will get two more chances in the coming days. The High Dials perform at the M for Montreal festival on November 22 at L’Esco (the site of their last pre-break performance) and November 29 at CFC.

The non-Montreal world will also get to hear new sounds that week as the High Dials will be releasing three new songs via their Bandcamp page for exclusive download.

Stay tuned for the Yestergraves EP – a first taste of their long-promised new full-length album.

Last show of 2011

The High Dials play their final show of 2011 in Montreal on Thursday.

After the great reception to their unplugged set at the Osheaga War Child benefit during the summer, the band decided to do an encore acoustic performance.

Expect some surprise song choices from the High Dials back catalogue and a very reinvented Christmas carol.

The boys send season’s greetings to their friends and fans around the world. May 2012 be a good one!