Lord Huron

From31 January 2019to29 June 2019

Lord Huron

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Lord Huron is a folk band hailing from Los Angeles, California, the United States who formed in 2010. They released their debut album in 2012 after a run of three critically acclaimed E.P’s and have gone on to play festivals and headline rock clubs the world over as a result.

Lord Huron is simultaneously a band out of time, and a band absolutely of this time. Their brand of rustic, atmospheric Americana is absolutely illustrative of this, as it is classic sounding music that, by now anyway, sounds absolutely natural playing alongside Lorde and their touring partners Alt-J on alternative radio stations. However, this is also a band named after a lake that Ben Schneider, the main songwriter, and leader of the band, grew up visiting. He learned to play music while sat on its banks, a campfire burning gently next to him. That’s undeniably an image that could come from a Huckleberry Finn novel, but on the other hand, at what another time period other than now could you take a band and make an entire Alternate Reality Game to compliment the music?

That’s where the thrillingly modern aspect of the band comes in, and the truly astonishing thing is that it’s, by and large, all come from the mind of Schneider and very few others. Born in Michigan, Schneider’s childhood was colonized by music and art, but as he grew older music became more and more of a hobby. He studied visual arts at the University of Michigan and once his course was over, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in visual arts. It didn’t go quite according to plan, and he ended up as the art director of a small Los Angeles advertising agency, developing ad campaigns for pizza restaurants and an online poker tournament.

However, his creative side was well and truly revitalized with the discovery of Alternate Reality Games, or ARG’s. These are interactive stories told through a number of different mediums where players have to piece the story together through interaction with other players. ARG’s have been put together by everyone from Nine Inch Nails to Steven Spielberg, and Schneider decided to try his hand at a couple of his own. These also didn’t quite go according to plan but with the scale involved, including hiring actors, designing websites, making a small museum exhibition among many others, that’s entirely understandable.

In 2010, he took a week off from the hustle and bustle of L.A to return to Lake Huron, and it was on those same banks that he learned to play guitar on, that he recorded three songs that he’d been working on over the past several months. Those three songs would later comprise the entirety of the “Into The Sun” E.P, which he released onto the internet by June and dispersed some CD copies of the E.P into the merch stalls of some California music festivals, one of which fell into the hands of the San Francisco based music blogger Yours Truly. With the blog’s promotion the songs started to get a lot of people’s attention, and in November, Scheider put out his second E.P, “Mighty”.

As the attention around the Lord Huron project grew, Schneider decided to combine what he knew about ARG’s with his growing reputation as a musician. However, soon he was faced with a far more traditional problem for a solo artist. His newfound fans wanted him to go on tour, and he didn’t have a band. He called the only musicians he knew, some childhood friends of his who’d formed a band called Okemos, and went out on their first set of tour dates soon afterward. Soon afterward, he made his first music video for the band’s song “The Stranger” and released it in January 2011, the enigmatic effort alluding to a lot of what would later become the band’s fictional backstory.

The band continued touring and performing for the rest of 2011, building up a strong reputation as a quality live act and by January 2012, they had signed to IAMSOUND Records. Their debut album “Lonesome Dreams” was released in the same year, and ever since then, the band have been one of the most genuinely fascinating acts in modern rock. The music stands up on its own merits but it’s the trappings around it that are truly astonishing, a silencing answer to the criticism that, in today’s internet based only music culture, we’ve lost touch with the mystique of rock and roll. They’re a band that could never have really existed until now, and they’re genuinely pushing the boundaries of what a rock and roll band is capable of. For that, they come highly recommended.

Thursday 31 January 2019

Lord Huron

with Arkells

Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB, Canada

 

Sunday 03 February 2019

Lord Huron

with Arkells

Save on Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria, BC, Canada

 

Tuesday 05 February 2019

Lord Huron

with Arkells

Prospera Place, Kelowna, BC, Canada

 

Thursday 07 February 2019

Lord Huron

with Justin Timberlake

Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB, Canada

 

Friday 08 February 2019

Lord Huron

with Arkells

SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

 

Saturday 09 February 2019

Lord Huron

with Arkells

Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB, Canada

 

Monday 11 February 2019

Lord Huron

with Arkells

Bell MTS Place (formerly MTS Centre), Winnipeg, MB, Canada

 

Thursday 14 February 2019

Lord Huron

with Arkells

Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex, Kitchener, ON, Canada

 

Friday 15 February 2019

Lord Huron

with Arkells

Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, ON, Canada

 

Saturday 16 February 2019

Lord Huron

with Arkells

Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON, Canada

 

Sunday 17 February 2019

Lord Huron

with Basia Bulat and Basia

London Music Hall, London, ON, Canada

 

Friday 12 April 2019

Lord Huron

with Michael Nau

The Signal, Chattanooga, TN, US

 

Sunday 14 April 2019

Lord Huron

The Ritz, Raleigh, NC, US

 

Tuesday 16 April 2019

Lord Huron

The National, Richmond, VA, US

 

Wednesday 17 April 2019

Lord Huron

The NorVa, Norfolk, VA, US

 

Saturday 20 April 2019

Lord Huron

Tabernacle Presented By Cricket Wireless, Atlanta, GA, US

 

Sunday 21 April 2019

Lord Huron

with Michael Nau

Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN, US

 

Monday 22 April 2019

Lord Huron

Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN, US

 

Tuesday 23 April 2019

Lord Huron

with Faye Webster

The Louisville Palace Presented By Cricket Wireless, Louisville, KY, US

 

Thursday 25 April 2019

Lord Huron

Iron City, Birmingham, AL, US

 

Friday 26 April 2019

Lord Huron

with Faye Webster

40 Watt Club, Athens, GA, US

 

Saturday 27 April 2019

Lord Huron

The Fillmore Charlotte Presented By Cricket Wireless, Charlotte, NC, US

 

Monday 29 April 2019

Lord Huron

with Faye Webster

House of Blues, Lake Buena Vista, FL, US

 

Tuesday 30 April 2019

Lord Huron

with Faye Webster

Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, Miami Beach, FL, US

 

Friday 03 May 2019

Lord Huron

Soul Kitchen, Mobile, AL, US

 

Tuesday 07 May 2019

Lord Huron

The Criterion, Oklahoma City, OK, US

 

Thursday 09 May 2019

Lord Huron

Lowbrow Palace, El Paso, TX, US

 

Saturday 11 May 2019

Lord Huron

Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ, US

 

Sunday 12 May 2019

Lord Huron

The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ, US

 

Tuesday 14 May 2019

Lord Huron

Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO, US

 

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Lord Huron

The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO, US

 

Saturday 29 June 2019

Lord Huron

with Bon Iver and Julien Baker

American Family Insurance Amphitheater-summerfest, Milwaukee, WI, US

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