12 July Thursday, 21:00, İstanbul Modern
The Dears will be in Istanbul for their first ever concert here, as part of the Festival’s New Folks series.
The lifework of vocalist and songwriter Murray A. Lightburn, The Dears have brought together indie rock and pop together in highly acclaimed hits such as “Omega Dog,” “You And I Are A Gang Of Losers,” and “Hate Then Love”, and won the hearts of a faithful audience. The Dears’ second album, 2003’s No Cities Left, swept the group from Montreal notoriety to international rapture. The NME hailed The Dears as “Probably the best new band in the world.” They have toured the world with Sloan, The Tragically Hip, Keane, The Secret Machines and Morrissey. They were nominated for the 2007 Polaris Music Prize with Gang of Losers and were featured in the Polaris Music 2011 list with last year’s Degeneration Street.
The Dears are Murray Lightburn in vocals and guitars, Natalia Yanchak in keyboards and vocals, Robert Benvie in guitars, keyboards, and vocals, Patrick Krief in guitars and vocals, Roberto Arquilla in bass guitar and vocals, and Jeff Luciani in drums and percussion.
Roberto Arquilla bass
Robert Benvie guitar
Patrick Krief guitar
Murray Lightburn vocals
Jeffrey Luciani drums
Natalia Yanchak keyboards
Tickets: Standing 40 TL/ Student 30 TL buy ticket