Half Moon Run: A Blemish In The Great Light World Tour
DateJanuary 31, 2020
- January 31, 2020 @ 8:00 PM
LocationThe Arena at TD Place
Tickets on-sale September 20, 2019 at 10AM. Sign-up here to become a TD Place Insider to receive pre-sale access on September 18th.
The word everyone comes back to when describing Montreal indie rockers Half Moon Run is “complex” (The Guardian, Exclaim, et al.) Whether they’re billed as dreamy alt-pop, bucolic alt-folk, or psychedelic indie rock, the four multiinstrumentalists— Devon Portielje (vocals, guitar, piano, percussion), Conner Molander (vocals, guitar, keyboard, piano, pedal steel, bass, harmonica), Dylan Phillips (vocals, drums, piano, keyboard), and Isaac Symonds (vocals, drums, mandolin, synth, bass)—have built their name on cerebral, acrobatic arrangements and harmonies that lilt prettily till they turn feral.
The supporting act for the show will be Taylor Janzen.
Their first album, Dark Eyes (Indica, 2012), placed two A-list singles on BBC Radio 1 and went platinum in Canada, earning them a nod as a Rolling Stone “band to watch.” They followed up with Sun Leads Me On (Glassnote, 2015), which had them touring furiously through Europe and North America, and got them a Juno nod for Breakthrough Group of the Year in 2016. Their third album, A Blemish in the Great Light, is out with Glassnote on November 1, 2019.
Half Moon Run are very pleased to unveil a third track from their forthcoming third album. Favourite Boy was released on October 18 with a video. It’s lifted from the Canadian band’s third album “A Blemish in the Great Light” which finds a 1st November release through Glassnote Records. A Blemish in the Great Light marks a very welcome return for Montreal’s Half Moon Run. As a band whose art is deliberately left to do all the talking, it’s a record that takes strands from their previous work; all multi-layered instrumentation, intricate shapes and patterns, and a veritable cascading of melody, and merges it with something painted with more vivid colours, and with a rare playfulness too.
Half Moon Run has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to the treatment of severe acute malnutrition through effective, locally produced, ready-to-use therapeutic foods.
Half Moon Run presented by spectrasonic and LIVE 88.5 FM with the support of Ontario Creates