The Dear & Departed

The Dear & Departed

The Dear & Departed features LA Ink cast member/Los Angeles, CA-based tattoo artist and vocalist Dan Smith, Darren Parkinson (guitar), Scott Sprigg (guitar), Jimmy Walsh (drums) and Neeraj Kane (bass).    

Their album, Every Waking Moment (out now) was produced by New Found Glory guitarist, Chad Gilbert [A Day To Remember, H20, Fireworks] and engineered by Paul Miner [New Found Glory, A.F.I., Atreyu].

The Dear & Departed has attracted high profile fans including the aforementioned Gilbert (of whom also produced Chapters, the band’s latest EP release), Jade Puget and Davey Havok of AFI, and Robin Wilson of Gin Blossoms, with the latter two each featured as guest vocalists on Every Waking Moment.  

Every Waking Moment brings The Dear & Departed’s signature blend of 80s new wave, Brit pop and punk to life through a flawless fusion of rich vocal melodies and intricate harmonies, brightly layered guitar work and driving bass lines.  

The Dear & Departed are set to return to our shores for a string of dates with Alkaline Trio.  The fifteen date tour will take them all over the UK and include three London based shows.   Alkaline Trio UK tour w/ The Dear & Departed:

May 01 Portsmouth Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth           

May 02 Leadmill, Sheffield

May 03 Empire, Middlesbrough

May 04 Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds

May 05 Manchester Academy, Manchester

May 07 HMV Picture House, Edinburgh

May 08 Kasbah Coventry

May 09 Waterfront Norwich

May 10 Electric Ballroom, London,

May 11 The Garage, London

May 12 Barfly Camden, London

May 13 Solus, Cardiff University, Cardiff

May 14 The Lemon Grove, Exeter

May 15 The Junction Cambridge