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Dear Rouge
Number of songs: 1 | Total weeks on charts: 15
Appearing in a total number of: 2 charts | Total period running: 87 days

Dear Rouge is a Vancouver-based synth rock band formed in 2012 by Drew and Danielle McTaggart.

Drew and Danielle McTaggart were both touring musicians under separate projects. They met while in their early touring days, and began dating, before getting married and starting Dear Rouge. The name of the duo is derived from the name of Danielle's home town, Red Deer, Alberta. In April 2012, Dear Rouge independently released their debut EP Heads Up! Watch Out!, a four-song EP on their Bandcamp page, and followed up six months later with their second EP Kids Wanna Know.

In November 2012, Dear Rouge won $102,700 as the grand prize winners of the Peak Performance Project put on by the Music BC Industry Organization and CKPK-FM radio station in Vancouver.

In June 2013, Exposure Contest and Dear Rouge partnered up to present a video editing contest in support of their single, "Thinking About You", from their Kids Wanna Know EP. The contest drew a wide social media spread, accumulating hundreds of entrants from around the world.

In March 2014, the band's second single "I Heard I Had" charted at #3 in Alternative Rock (Mediabase), #3 in Modern Rock (Mediabase), and at #13 in Canadian Rock (BDS radio).
The band released their third single "Best Look Lately" on April 22nd, 2014. As of September 2014, it has also cracked the Top 20 of the Canadian Alternative Rock and Modern Rock charts.

The band signed to the Canadian branch of Universal Music Group in October 2014, and announced that their debut album Black To Gold will be released through them in early 2015.
The band's fourth single, title track "Black To Gold", was sent to radio on January 13th 2015. Black To Gold (Single) was made available digitally on February 10th along with a pre-order for the album. On February 2nd the band announced March 30th as the release date for the album and a tour with Arkells. As of March 23rd 2015, "Black To Gold" has climbed to #7 on the Canadian Alt-Rock charts.

The band toured across Canada in the spring of 2013, and again in the Winter of 2013, also covering Western Canada with a number of shows supporting Lights. In March 2014 the band announced another cross Canada tour supporting Fast Romantics. Throughout the summer of 2014, Dear Rouge played a number of festivals across Canada including Edgefest in Toronto, Otalith in Ucluelet, Shorefest in Vancouver, X-Fest in Calgary, Sonic Boom in Edmonton, and Rifflandia in Victoria. The band toured Canada supporting Phantogram and Mounties throughout December 2014. The band supported Arkells on their Winter Canadian tour dates throughout Canada over February and March 2015.

Heads Up! Watch Out! (EP) (April 24, 2012)
Kids Wanna Know (EP) (October 9, 2012)
Black To Gold (March 30, 2015)
Sources:, Wikipedia

Dear Rouge in the news
Johnny Reid Reopens Randy Scruggs' Historic Studio As "Soultrain Sound Studios" (05/04/2020) Dear Rouge Phases (Deluxe) Out Now (12/03/2019)
Brave Shores Release Sophmore Album "La Hoo La La" (18/10/2018) Dear Rouge Releases Music Video For "Live Through The Night" (26/06/2018)
Brave Shores Return With Sophmore Album 'La Hoo La La' (28/05/2018) Lakeshore Records To Release The Dead Shack - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (14/02/2018)
New Music Seminar Announces Festival Lineup And Opening Night Red Carpet Event Featuring Melanie Martinez (15/06/2015) WTFest Set To Host Juno Party In Brantford On March 15th With Performances By Mark Willson & Craig Peeler Peeling (06/03/2015)
Hedley & Big Wreck Headline WTFest Music Festival With The Trews, Lights, Uss And I Mother Earth On June 13th And 14th In Brantford (22/01/2015) Win Tickets To Squamish Valley Music Festival (16/07/2013)
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