Boy and Bear return with brand new single and national tour dates

The wait is over.

After four years of silence, Boy and Bear have announced a massive international tour and dropped a brand new single to sweeten the deal.

The new single, ‘Hold Your Nerve’, is an upbeat track that details frontman Dave Hosking’s relationship struggles with his current partner and the debilitating illness he’s been dealing with since 2011.

Hosking was misdiagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, depression and anxiety, before finally confirming he suffers from a bacterial imbalance in his gut. This kept the band off the road as Hosking’s health deteriorated.

Things are looking up though, with the lead singer finding an unorthodox yet effective method of treating his ailment: a ‘poo roadie’ who acts as a constant supply of healthy gut bacteria.

Check out the tour dates for Boy and Bear below:

Thursday August 15 — The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD

Friday August 16 — Forum Theatre, Melbourne VIC

Saturday August 17 — Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW

Sunday August 23 — Astor Theatre, Perth WA

Tickets for Boy and Bear’s national tour go on sale Friday June 7. For more info, head to the band’s website.