The Dear Hunter announce Act V: Hymns With The Devil In Confessional, share “Gloria” — listen

Plus, the band to embark on The Final Act tour this fall


    Photo by Shervin Lainez

    Less than a year after releasing the long-anticipated Act IV: Rebirth in RepriseThe Dear Hunter are set to return with the fifth entry in their six-part concept series, Act V: Hymns With The Devil In Confessional.

    Set to drop from Cave & Canary Goods/Equal Vision Records on September 9th, almost exactly 365 days after the previous LP, Act V was recorded during the same sessions as Act IV. Both albums feature an orchestral score written by band leader Casey Crescenzo and prepared by Brian Adam McCune for the Awesöme Orchestra with conductor David Möschler. Still, Crescenzo promises Act V “retains its own unique identity, tone, and experience.”

    However, Crescenzo also notes that this album “will be the final ‘rock’ record in the Act series.” Fans need not fret, though, as this doesn’t mean he’s abandoning the project one release before it’s finished. “… The truth is simply that in knowing what Act VI means to the series, and what its story has to say – presenting it in the same form as Acts I-V would be short selling the creative opportunity it presents.”


    Regardless, speculating on when Act VI might drop or what form it will take is getting ahead of things. For now, The Dear Hunter has shared the first listen at what’s coming with Act V. “Gloria” is classic TDH, full of sky-flung choruses and unpredictably shifting instrumentation. Take a listen below.

    Below, find the Act V: Hymns With The Devil In Confessional artwork and tracklist. Pre-orders are going on via the band’s website and iTunes.


    Act V: Hymns With The Devil In Confessional Album Artwork:


    Act V: Hymns With The Devil In Confessional Tracklist:
    01. Regress
    02. The Moon / Awake
    03. Cascade
    04. The Most Cursed of Hands / Who Am I
    05. The Revival
    06. Melpomene
    07. Mr. Usher (on His Way to Town)
    08. The Haves Have Naught
    09. Light
    10. Gloria
    11. The Flame (Is Gone)
    12. The Fire (Remains)
    13. The March
    14. Blood
    15. A Beginning

    In celebration of all the fans who have stuck with them over the course of their career, The Dear Hunter will embark on what’s been dubbed “The Final Act Tour” in September. Crescenzo called the trek “a celebration for every person who ever toiled over the meaning of a verse; the placement of an illustration; the name of a song; the point of view the lyrics maintain… This tour is for all of you, and we couldn’t be more excited to see you.” What’s more, the band will be accompanied by the entire 36-piece Awesöme Orchestra on the tour’s last stop at San Francisco’s The Fillmore. Find the full itinerary below.

    The Dear Hunter 2016 Tour Dates:
    07/16 – Columbus, OH @ PromoWest Fest
    09/09 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
    09/10 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
    09/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
    09/14 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
    09/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Hall
    09/20 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
    09/21 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
    09/23 – Detroit, MI @ Loving Touch
    09/24 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
    09/25 – Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room
    09/27 – Providence, RI @ The Met Café
    09/29 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
    09/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    10/01 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
    10/05 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
    10/07 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
    10/08 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
    10/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West @ King Plow Arts Center
    10/12 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
    10/14 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
    10/15 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
    10/16 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
    10/19 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
    10/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
    10/21 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
    10/22 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
    10/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
    10/28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore


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