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Lord Huron's Lead Single WAIT BY THE RIVER Debuts Today

Lord Huron's Lead Single WAIT BY THE RIVER Debuts Today

"Wait by the River," the lead single off Lord Huron's highly anticipated album Vide Noir, debuts today-listen to the track here: The band's forthcoming album is out April 20 on Whispering Pines/Republic Records. Find Vide Noir's tracklist below as well as the album pre-order here:

Having already announced a headline tour of the U.S. beginning this spring, the band is also announcing additional U.S. and European dates extending into the fall. Fan presale for these newly added shows will begin on Tuesday, February 20, with the public on-sale taking place Friday, February 23. Every pair of tickets ordered for the U.S. headline tour will include a copy of Vide Noir. For more information and ticket links, visit Many dates on the spring tour have already sold out, including New York City's Beacon Theatre, Chicago's Riviera Theatre and Boston's House Of Blues.

Vide Noir was written and recorded over the past two years at Lord Huron's Los Angeles studio and informal clubhouse, Whispering Pines, and was mixed by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips/MGMT). In conjunction with the album announcement, the band released "Ancient Names(Part I)" and "Ancient Names (Part II)," which received critical praise from NPR Music and SPINwho called them, "An eery, unresolved tale of a crystal ball vision that amplifies the band's characteristic thematic darkness into distorted garage rock."

Singer, songwriter and producer Ben Schneider found inspiration wandering restlessly through his adopted home of LA at night: "My nighttime drives ranged all over the city-across the twinkling grid of the valley, into the creeping shadows of the foothills, through downtown's neon canyons and way out to the darksome ocean. I started imagining Vide Noir as an epic odyssey through the city, across dimensions, and out into the cosmos. A journey along the spectrum of human experience. A search for meaning amidst the cold indifference of The Universe," he says.

As a true multi-media artist, Schneider has once again created an adorned world to inhabit withinVide Noir: the album will be accompanied by a wealth of imagery, films and immersive experiences crafted to expand upon its narratives and themes. This builds on Schneider's past work, which used videos, a comic book, a choose-your- own-adventure hotline and assorted Easter eggs as means of deepening the listener experience. Watch the trailer for Vide Noir at

Originally a musical and visual solo project by Michigan-native-turned-Angeleno Schneider, Lord Huron now includes members Mark Barry (percussion), Miguel Briseño (bass) and Tom Renaud(guitar). After a pair of independent EPs, Lord Huron released two full-length albums Lonesome Dreams (2012) and Strange Trails (2015) on IAMSOUND Records, followed by extensive touring and prestigious festival appearances both stateside and abroad. After appearing in the hit Netflix show "13 Reasons Why" the band's song "The Night We Met" (from Strange Trails) was officially certified Platinum in January 2018.


  1. Lost in Time and Space
  2. Never Ever
  3. Ancient Names (Part I)
  4. Ancient Names (Part II)
  5. Wait by the River
  6. Secret of Life
  7. Back from the Edge
  8. The Balancer's Eye
  9. When the Night is Over
  10. Moonbeam
  11. Vide Noir
  12. Emerald Star



March 24-Tempe, AZ-Innings Festival

April 20- Grand Rapids, MI-20 Monroe Live

April 21-Chicago, IL- Riviera Theatre **SOLD OUT**

April 22-St. Paul, MN-The Palace Theatre

April 23- Milwaukee, WI-Riverside Theatre

April 25-Kansas City, MO-Arvest Bank Theatre **VENUE UPGRADE**

April 26-Indianapolis, IN-The Vogue **SOLD OUT**

April 27- Royal Oak, MI-Royal Oak Music Theater

April 28-Cincinnati, OH-Homecoming Festival

April 30-Boston, MA- House of Blues **SOLD OUT**

May 1-Philadelphia, PA-Electric Factory

May 3-New York, NY-Beacon Theatre **SOLD OUT**

May 4-Washington, DC-The Anthem

May 4-6-Atlanta, GA-Shaky Knees Festival

May 31-San Diego, CA-House of Blues

June 1-San Diego, CA-House of Blues **SOLD OUT**

June 2-Los Angeles, CA-Greek Theatre

June 3-Oakland, CA-Fox Theater

June 5-Portland, OR-Crystal Ballroom **SOLD OUT**

June 6-Portland, OR-Crystal Ballroom

June 7-Seattle, WA-Moore Theatre **SOLD OUT**

June 8-Seattle, WA-Moore Theatre

June 15-June 17-Dover, DE-Firefly Festival

July 25-Toronto, ON-Sony Centre

July 26-Pittsburg, PA-Stage AE

July 27-Cleveland, OH-House Of Blues

July 30-Portland, ME-State Theatre

August 1-Brooklyn, NY-Brooklyn Steel **SOLD OUT**

August 2-Brooklyn, NY-Brooklyn Steel

August 5-Boston, MA-House Of Blues

September 21-St. Louis, MO-The Pageant

September 25-New Orleans, LA-Civic Theatre

September 26-Houston, TX-Revention Music Center

September 29-Austin, TX-Stubb's Waller Creek

October 1-Tulsa, OK-Cain's Ballroom

October 3-Omaha, NE-Sokol Auditorium

October 4-Denver, CO-Ogden Theatre

October 19-Copenhagen, DK-Vega

October 20-Aarhus, DK-Voxhall

October 21-Hamburg, DE-Gruenspan

October 22-Amsterdam, NL-Paradiso

October 23-Brussels, BE-Ancienne Belgique

October 25-Cambridge, UK-The Junction

October 26-London, UK-Roundhouse

October 27-Sheffield, UK-Plug

October 28-Gateshead, UK-Sage Gateshead

October 29-Liverpool, UK-Invisible Wind Factory

October 31-Paris, FR-Le Trianon

November 2-Munich, DE-Technikum

November 3-Koln, DE-Gloria

November 5-Berlin, DE-Columbia Theater

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