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| 30 August 2012 | Reply

(New York, NY) – Diamond Rings is proud to announce an extensive headlining U.S. tour in October and November of this year as well as fall tour dates supporting Stars. As evidenced by the reviews of the recent live showcases in NYC, LA, San Francisco and Seattle, this tour will not disappoint. For a sneak peek of some of the new tracks, including fan favorite Runaway Love, view a recent KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic session here.

The forthcoming tour dates will coincide with the release of Diamond Rings’ sophomore effort, Free Dimensional, to be released on October 22nd, of which the album cover has just been revealed. This will be followed by Diamond Rings network TV debut on the Late Show With David Letterman on October 26th.

Diamond Rings also recently released exclusive remixes of the brand new single “I’m Just Me.” The track, features remixes by Jakob Lido, DJ Reidiculous, MOTi and YELLE which was recently premiered on and is available as a free download here

Free Dimensional (co-produced with the Grammy-nominated Damian Taylor [Bjork, The Killers, Prodigy, UNKLE, Robyn, Austra]) retains the melodicism, clever juxtapositions, and lyrical honesty that garnered kudos for Special Affections. What’s different this time around is how the songs were conceived and produced. “I wanted the first album to have that homespun quality,” John O explains. Back then, he was wary of too many high-tech bells and whistles. “A big part of being afraid of something is not understanding it,” he admits. “Once I became more comfortable with the medium of electronic music, it was only natural to want to improve.”

The unique melodies and heartfelt lyrics of 2010’s Special Affections, garnered widespread critical praise from not only Pitchfork but also The New York Times and NME. This praise was topped off with head-turning performances at SXSW and CMJ as well as international tours with pop princess Robyn, dazzling new-waver, Twin Shadow and fellow Canadians, Junior Boys.

While he will always “stay fierce,” Diamond Rings is now tweeting from @DiamondRings.

Free Dimensional Track listing:

  1. Everything Speaks
  2. All The Time
  3. Runaway Love
  4. Put Me On
  5. I’m Just Me
  6. Hand Over My Heart
  7. (I Know) What I’m Made Of
  8. A To Z
  9. Stand My Ground
  10. Day & Night


Live Reviews:

“Diamond Rings showed off why after his new record is released, he will be one of the most talked about live performers around” –

“The atmosphere was one of glam-fueled euphoria that, like any good thing, was over too soon.” –


Acclaim for “I’m Just Me”:

“Honest and penetrating, Diamond Rings hammers this hit and gets your groove.” –

“…it’s a must-download for us.” –

“Smokey and glam” –

“If you’re looking for the future of glam pop, look no further than Diamond Rings.” –



9/20 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall

9/21 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

9/22 New York, NY Webster Hall

9/23 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

9/25 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater

9/26 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle

9/27 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre

9/28 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse

9/29 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge

10/2 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall

10/3 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theater

10/4 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at Old National Centre

10/5 St. Louis, MO Plush

10/6 Columbia, MO The Blue Note

10/9 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck

10/10 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom

10/11 Little Rock, AR Revolution Music Room

10/12 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s: Upstairs

10/13 Dallas, TX Granada Theater

10/17 San Diego, CA House Of Blues

10/18 Los Angeles, CA Mayan Theatre

10/19 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre

10/20 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore



10/14 Austin, TX The Mohawk

10/26 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle

10/27 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry

10/28 Madison, WI The Frequency

11/1 New Orleans, LA Circle Bar

11/2 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest

11/4 Tucson, AZ Club Congress

11/14 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge

11/15 Seattle, WA The Crocodile

**More dates to be announced soon!

**10/14 Austin, TX date is an official Austin City Limits after-show


“I’m Just Me” video:

“I’m Just Me”:

Single on iTunes:

“I’m Just Me” (Yelle DJ’s Remix):

“Runaway Love” Live at KCRW:

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