Reuben and the Dark are announcing their upcoming Canadian tour dates, set to begin in March of 2023. Tickets are available now and full tour details can be found below.
Reuben and the Dark’s new LP, ‘In Lieu Of Light,’ is officially available everywhere courtesy of Arts & Crafts. This collection of songs is as bare and unguarded as any that singer-songwriter Reuben Bullock has offered before. “This album had no expectations put on it, it felt very free of form in a creative way. It is a snapshot of songs I was writing at a particular time, when recording them felt like a necessary letting go,” recounts Reuben. “There was a magic to that experimentation that felt natural to me.”
Recalling the spontaneity of the band’s 2014 debut ‘Funeral Sky,’ the eleven new songs of ‘In Lieu Of Light’ are humble and vast, wide open and lonesome, flourishing from the simplicity of gentle piano and guitar – at times favoring the delicate frame of its intimacy, at others conceding to the anthems in its melodies. It is honest heart-based music, what Reuben and the Dark does best – hymnal and cathartic songs that beg the audience’s connection.
‘In Lieu Of Light’ was recorded throughout 2021 when the world seemed at an excruciating standstill. Reuben’s pensive lyrics, always known for their environmental resonance, turn more inward on these songs from that period. There is an element of deeply relatable soul-searching at play – perseverance through darkness, grief, escapism, and a subtle celebration of this despair that we have all confronted.
March 22nd – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles – Québec City, Québec
March 23rd – Bar le Ritz PDB – Montréal, Québec
March 24th – National Arts Centre – Ottawa, Ontario
March 25th – The Great Hall – Toronto, Ontario
March 26th – Mills Hardware – Hamilton, Ontario
March 30th – The Park Theatre – Winnipeg, Manitoba
April 1st – The Exchange – Regina, Saskatchewan
April 2nd – Broadway Theatre – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
April 5th – Festival Place – Sherwood Park, Alberta
April 6th – Bo’s Bar and Stage – Red Deer, Alberta
April 7th – Communitea Café – Canmore, Alberta
April 8th – Bella Concert Hall – Calgary, Alberta
April 9th – Red Bird Brewing – Kelowna, British Columbia
April 12 – Capital Ballroom – Victoria, British Columbia
April 13th – Hollywood Theatre – Vancouver, British Columbia
Reuben and the Dark is the enrapturing alt folk-rock outfit led by singer-songwriter Reuben Bullock, whose music blends introspective lyrics with soaring instrumentals. Reuben and the Dark‘s music has been featured in ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Dolittle,’ ‘The Class,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ and many more. The talented Calgary-born Joshua Tree-based singer-songwriter, skateboarder, carpenter, and preacher’s son has released three full-lengths on Arts & Crafts, and toured with Boy & Bear and Vance Joy.