[STRAIGHT TO PRINT] The Dears Ask For Fans’ Help To Give Residencies An Image.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

The Dears may not reach every city until early next year, but fans can share in the musical magic of the fall residency dates by participating in a tour poster design contest.  Fans are encouraged to submit their own design for a poster to commemorate the eight residency shows – three consecutive nights in Toronto and Montreal and two in Brooklyn (tour dates below.)

Entries will be posted on , voted on by fans and the winning poster will be printed and made available at the shows in exchange for donations benefiting Montreal City Mission and War Child.

The winning designer will receive an autographed poster and a quantity of their posters to share; and a special album package from the Dears upon release of their new album in February of 2011.

Deadline to submit entries is September 6th. Design must include the following copy: The Dears, all tour dates, venues and cities (listed below,) and the corresponding charity.

Winner will be chosen by September 13. Initial submissions must be sent in lo-res file of 2MB or smaller and designed to print 11" x 17". Final graphics must be provided in print ready, 300 dpi, hi-res format with ¼ bleed in either Photoshop CS3 (CMYK, layered file – .psd or .tiff) or CS3 Illustrator (.ai or .eps.)

For more info about The Dears and the poster design contest, visit

Residency Tour Dates:

Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 – Montreal, QB – Pop Montreal @ Santa Cruz Church Benefiting Montreal City Mission

Oct. 13-15  – Toronto, ON – The Garrison, Benefiting War Child

Nov. 3-4 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory, Benefiting War Child

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