July 14, 2010 — While THE DEAR HUNTER–Casey Crescenzo (singer/pianist/guitarist/lyricist/producer), brother Nick Crescenzo (drums), Erick Serna (guitars) and Josh Rheault (keyboards/guitars)—begin to plot out ideas for their next album, ACT IV (the follow-up to 2009’s critically acclaimed ACT III: LIFE AND DEATH), fans won’t have to wait too long for new music.  A collection of 9 EPs entitled COLOR SPECTRUM will be released early next year.  The exact release date will be announced in the coming months.

Since the band’s headlining tour concluded in April, they started putting together the early workings of songs inspired by the colors of the spectrum, specifically RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, INDIGO and VIOLET, with WHITE and BLACK being included as bookends.
“A few years ago I was thinking of what we would do when we were finished with the ACT records,” explains Casey Crescenzo.  “The thought just kind of happened, and the idea for the project quickly developed.  For the longest time, the idea was just to keep it a project that the band would complete on time off.  After the initial shock of being an independent band again, we found comfort in the idea that we were now free to tackle any project we saw fit.  Knowing that no label would back a project like this, we saw no better time than the present to approach this lingering idea.”

He continues:  “At its heart, this project is about our growth as songwriters and musicians, and the idea has always been to challenge ourselves.  We have never limited ourselves to a single genre, and this idea gave us a perfect opportunity to explore all of our influences and express ourselves with no restrictions.  With the COLOR SPECTRUM EPs, we hope to faithfully represent our interpretations of the color spectrum on a sonic and emotional level.”

In touring news, the band will head out with Circa Survive starting July 23 for a handful of shows before joining up with Coheed & Cambria from August 12 – 31.  Since the songs of COLOR SPECTRUM aren’t quite ready for their fans’ ears just yet, THE DEAR HUNTER will continue to perform classics from ACT III: LIFE AND DEATH, ACT II:  THE MEANING OF, & ALL THINGS REGARDING MS. LEADING and ACT I: THE LAKE SOUTH, THE RIVER NORTH.

Check them out at any of the following stops:

DATE               CITY                             VENUE
With Circa Survive:
Fri 7/23             Tucson, AZ                   The Rock
Sat 7/24            Mesa, AZ                      The Nile
Tue 7/27            Santa Cruz, CA              Rio Theatre
Wed 7/28          San Jose, CA                The Bank Club
Thu 7/29            San Luis Obispo, CA     Downtown Brewing Company
Fri 7/30             Bakersfield, CA             Jerry’s Pizza and Pub
Sat 7/31            St. George, UT              Electric Theatre
Sun 8/1             San Bernardino, CA       Stingers

With Coheed & Cambria:

Thu 8/12            Hollywood, CA              Hollywood Palladium
Fri 8/13             Las Vegas, NV              The Joint
Sat 8/14            San Diego, CA              4th And B
Mon 8/16          Albuquerque, NM          Sunshine Theatre
Tue 8/17            El Paso, TX                  Club 101
Wed 8/18          San Antonio, TX            Sunset Station
Fri 8/20             Memphis, TN                 Minglewood Hall
Sat 8/21            Asheville, NC                Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Sun 8/22           Nashville, TN                 War Memorial Auditorium
Mon 8/23          St. Louis, MO                The Pageant
Wed 8/25          Grand Rapids, MI          Orbit Room
Thu 8/26            Cleveland, OH               Nautica Pavilion
Fri 8/27             Columbus, OH              LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheatre
Sat 8/28            Pittsburgh, PA              Ches Arena
Mon 8/30          Richmond, VA               National
Tue 8/31            Norfolk, VA                   Norva Theatre

Amanda Cagan
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