RICH AUCOIN ANNOUNCES 'EPHEMERAL PRINCE' SPRING TOUR AND VIDEO SYNC WITH 'THE LITTLE PRINCE'

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RICH AUCOIN ANNOUNCES SPRING TOUR DATES FOR FRANCE AND NORTH AMERICA COMMENCING FEBRUARY 12
DEBUTS SYNC BETWEEN LATEST ALBUM EPHEMERAL AND ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUP
ÉRY’S THE LITTLE PRINCE TITLED EPHEMERAL PRINCE


Rich Aucoin has long been recognized for ambitious records and the video elements that accompany his music. Announced today, his video for “Yelling in Sleep” is again shortlisted for the Prism Prize. The video for “Brian Wilson is A.L.I.V.E.” won the inaugural Prism Prize in 2013. “Yelling in Sleep" video has also won Best Music Video at Animation Block Party 2014 in Brooklyn and was recently nominated for an ECMA for Fans’ Choice Video Of The Year, just one of six nominations for Rich Aucoin at this year’s ECMAs. Which is all to say that the debut of Ephemeral Prince, a sync between Aucoin’s critically acclaimed album Ephemeral and the visuals of Will Vinton based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s brilliant novella The Little Prince is nothing short of spectacular. Think of it as Aucoin’s take on the Darkside of The Rainbow.


Championing love, friendship, and importance of imagination The Little Prince inspired Aucoin throughout the writing of Ephemeral, lyrically exploring the universal themes of the ephemerality of human existence, solitude, and the importance of relationships. “Love and the spreading of it is the most important thing in life,” says Aucoin. “The greatest part of this realization is that it’s totally attainable to anyone to create within them unlike external goals like wealth, power, knowledge, and pleasure. The Little Prince debunks the seekers of each of these pursuits on their various isolated planets throughout his galactic adventure. It’s a great parable for how to live well with just the right amount of ambiguity to include everyone in its message for love. Ambiguity I think is key for maximum human connection as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said, ‘words are the source of misunderstandings.’”   

Produced by Rich and his drummer, Joel Waddell, with some songs mixed Mick Guzauski (Daft Punk / Random Access Memories), Ephemeral offers 10 energetic pop songs with gang vocal shouted choruses of size up to 20,000 people. The album is out now in Canada via Bonsound and is also available in the USA via Young Enthusiastic Americans, and in France via Platinum Records.
The Halifax-born artist is preparing for the Ephemeral Prince Tour, starting on the Canadian east coast in February before heading to France and Belgium in March. Tour dates commence February 12 at Scotiabank’s Hockey Day “Stolen From A Hockey Card” Concert in Halifax and all performances are listed below.

EPHEMERAL PRINCE TOUR DATES

Feb 12 - Halifax, NS - Hockey Day Scotiabank “Stolen From A Hockey Card” Concert
Feb 13 - Baie-St-Paul, QC - Contemporary Art Museum
Feb 26 - Moncton, NB - Tide and Boar
Feb 27 - Fredericton, NB - The Capitol
Feb 28 - Montreal, QC – Metropolis - Nuit Blanche / Montréal en Lumière
Mar 4 - Kingston, ON - The Grad Club
Mar 5 - Peterborough, ON - Red Dog Tavern
Mar 6 - Ottawa, ON - Ritual
Mar 7 - Elora, ON - Elora Mill Inn
Mar 11 - London, ON - Call The Office (Riverfest Elora’s ICE JAM)
Mar 12 - St. Catherines, ON - Detour Lounge
Mar 13 - Oshawa, ON - Mustache Club
Mar 19 - Niort, FR - Festival Nouvelles Scenes
Mar 20 - Lille, FR - L’Aeronef
Mar 21 - Romans, FR - La Cordonnerie
Mar 27 - Savigny Le Temple, FR - L’Empreinte
Mar 28 - Charleville-Mezieres, FR - Centre Social & Culturel Andre Dhotel
Apr 2 - Le mans, FR - L’Oasis
Apr 3 - Villeurbanne, FR - Le Temps Machine
Apr 4 - La Defense, FR - Fest. Chorus de Hauts de Seine
Apr 4 - Bordeaux, FR - I-Boat
Apr 5 - Lyon, FR - Fest Reperkusound
Apr 10 - Saint Lo, FR - Le Normandy
Apr 11 - Sannois, FR - Espace Michel Berger (EMB)
Apr 17 - Liege, BE - Casene Fonck

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