VANCOUVER SYNTH-ROCKERS DEAR ROUGE TO EMBARK ON FIRST EVER U.S. HEADLINING TOUR
Photo Credit: Norman Wong
Dear Rouge’s debut Black To Gold features hit singles “I Heard I Had,” “Best Look Lately,” along with the title track “Black To Gold.” All three singles from this release have hit the Top 3 at Alternative and Modern Rock radio in Canada with momentum continuing to grow domestically and internationally for the band. The husband and wife duo lead by Drew and Danielle McTaggart will be embarking on their first ever U.S. tour this year, including two headlining shows in New York and a performance at Milwaukee’s Summerfest music festival.
With powerhouse vocals punctuated by the groups instantly recognizable blend of dynamic guitar hooks and uplifting synth layers, Black To Gold showcases the development of the band and lives up to high expectations after being named by CBCMusic as one of the 15 most anticipated Canadian indie albums of the year.
Dear Rouge’s debut album Black To Gold (helmed by Drew McTaggart and producer/ engineer Ryan Worsley,) boasts an expansive sonic palette with punchy guitar hooks, uplifting synth layers, and the sincerely powerful vocal delivery of Danielle. The title track “Black To Gold” is an unabashedly 80’s influenced affair as Danielle’s vocals pierce through the uptight synth-drums to announce, “We came too far to be looking back”; summing up the organic beginnings of the duo and the stream of creativity that has kept them looking forward, excited of what is to come, rather than to the past.
USA TODAY proclaims, “More and more pop artists are drawing from ’80s influences, but none make a better case for the trend than this Vancouver duo, whose erupting synths and charged vocals here will surely become a summer-soundtrack staple.”
Noisey calls “Black To Gold”, “a gritty, razor-sharp synth-rock record full of arena-sized bangers, with glossed over, moody 80s-esque pop rollers and understated ballads peppered throughout.”
“It’s a beautiful thing when a highly anticipated album proves to be every bit as amazing as you hoped it would,” affirms Addicted Magazine
DEAR ROUGE SUMMER TOUR DATES:06.08 – Edmonton, AB @ Canadian Organization of Campus Activities06.09 – Lethbridge, AB @ The Gate06.13 – King City, ON @ King City Memorial Park06.14 – Brantford, ON @ WTFestival06.18 – Buffalo, NY @ Iron Works06.20 – Burlington, ON @ Burlington Festival of Lights06.21- New York, NY @ Bowery Electric06.22 – New York, NY @ Pianos (New Music Summit)06.23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milk Boy06.24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose06.25 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahalis06.26 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen06.27 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest06.30 – Athabasca, AB @ River Rats Festival07.03 – Saskatoon, SK @ Saskatchewan Jazz Festival07.17 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa BluesFest07.25 – Burls Creek, ON @ WayHome Festival08.07 – Squamish, BC @ Stawamus Stage
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