Vandaveer Announce First Leg Of US Spring Tour

posted April 13, 2011

Vandaveer Announce First Leg Of US Spring Tour

Vandaveer has premiered their new video for "The Nature of Our Kind." The song is taken from the forthcoming album Dig Down Deep, out April 26 on Supply & Demand Music. Vandaveer are also happy to announce the first leg of their US Spring Tour with Ferraby Lionheart, which kicks off May 1st in Philadelphia.

Longtime Vandaveer collaborators Pierre Dejon and Just Philippot flew from Paris to NYC to direct the video, which follows Mark Charles Heidinger and Rose Guerin on their January 2011 US tour. The crew follows the duo around Brooklyn and Philadelphia for the "documentary" style aspect of the video. Live footage was captured from shows at Southpaw and Johnny Brenda's. One very special apartment in Red Hook, Brooklyn served as home base, with gratuitous Bloody Marys supplied by The Hope & Anchor. Most importantly, the many lovely hats came from Rose's impressive personal collection.

Vandaveer is the song-singing, record-making, globetrotting project penned and put forth by alt-folk tunesmith Mark Charles Heidinger. Vandaveer offers up melodic Americana with a revolving cast of characters, most prominent among them Rose Guerin, singing the loveliest harmonies heard this side of Eden.

Heidinger and Guerin met during the heyday of DC's folk collective known as The Federal Reserve. Informal collaborations in that environment soon galvanized, with Guerin's voice becoming a reliable fixture in Vandaveer, both on record and on stage.

Vandaveer's third full-length, "Dig Down Deep," offers a collage of churning rhythms, steady guitar and ringing piano beneath tales of war and impermanence, loss and love. The music serves as both mirror and platform for Vandaveer's stories-booming bass drum during moments of turmoil and conquest, throaty cello in moments of peace and predation, trembling keys in moments of uncertainty and hope. Out of the mosaic rise two voices in perfect harmony narrating and navigating the lives of Vandaveer's characters with confidence and grace.

Vandaveer Spring Tour Dates:

  • 04/12: Saint Nazaire, France @ Le VIP *
  • 04/13: Clermont Ferrand, France @ La Coopérative de Mai *
  • 04/14: Besancon, France @ Les Passagers du Zinc *
  • 04/15: Lyon, France @ Festival Echo Orange *
  • 04/16: Paris, France @ Café de la Danse *
  • 04/17: Paris, France @ La Blogotheque's Secret Soiree *
  • 04/19: Palma de Mallorca, Spain @ Café Lisboa *
  • 04/23: Rouen, France @ Le 106 *
  • 04/24: Lion sur Mer, France @ Le Fabrique *
  • 05/01: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie #
  • 05/03: Boston, MA @ TT The Bears #
  • 05/04: New York, NY @ Venue TBA #
  • 05/05: New Hope, PA @ Triumph Brewery #
  • 05/06: Brooklyn, NY @ The Rock Shop #
  • 05/07: Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox #
  • 05/10: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern #
  • 05/11: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle #
  • 05/12: Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop #
  • 05/13: Newport, KY @ Parlour @ The Southgate House #
  • 05/14: Lexington, KY @ Natasha's #
  • 05/15: Louisville, KY @ Uncle Slaytons #
  • 05/16: Nashville, TN @ The Basement #
  • 05/18: Roanoke, VA @ Kirk Ave Music Hall #
  • 05/20: Charlottesville, VA @ Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar #
  • 05/21: Washington, DC @ IOTA #
  • 05/22: Baltimore, MD @ The Metro Gallery #

* w/ Cheyenne Marie Mize
# w/ Ferraby Lionheart