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Having whet the appetites of audiences all around the UK & Ireland recently supporting the likes of Of Monsters & Men, Smoke Fairies and Matt Corby, Bear’s Den are now ready to embark on their debut headline tour – Agape Tour 2013 – commencing on 6th of February. Before that, though, they have an early Christmas present for their rapidly growing fanbase – opening for Mumford & Sons at the O2 Arena in London on 18th of December.

The Agape Tour 2013 sees the band return to cities throughout Ireland, Scotland and England who have embraced the band’s recent visits.

Andrew Davie, the band’s lead singer and songwriter said “We’re so excited to get out on the road for our first headline tour and to be able to share all of the new music we’ve been working on for the last couple of months. Supporting Mumford & Sons at the O2 is a really overwhelming end to an amazing year for us and we just can’t wait to get out on the road again in the new year. Tour!”

The Bear’s Den story is something of a fairytale, opening with the truly bewitching Austin to Boston Communion Tour of the US in March of 2012, where they shared the stage with Nathaniel Rateliff, The Staves and Ben Howard. From there, the band traveled to a secluded cottage in the Welsh wilderness to record their eponymous debut EP. In keeping with their DIY ethos, the band did everything themselves, right down to stamping each EP with hand carved potato stamps. The one-of-a-kind EP’s have been exclusively available at the band’s live shows since its release in September. After a rapid succession of tours supporting Of Monsters & Men, Smoke Fairies and Matt Corby, the stage is now set for Bear’s Den to plunge into the deep end with their first headline tour of the UK & Ireland in February 2013.

As a pre-hibernation fare-thee-well to 2012, Bear’s Den will open for Mumford & Sons on their second sold-out O2 Arena show of their Tour of Two Halves, Tuesday 18th of December.


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