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Join the JUNO winning “Breakthrough” group of the year on tour featuring their new album. Dear Rouge has been on a breathtaking upward trajectory – don’t miss this ground breaking show!

Banff Centre: Dear Rouge

Dear Rouge is a JUNO award-winning Vancouver-based electronic 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. Danielle had previously been in a duo called Gaetz Ave, named after a street in Red Deer. Drew was a member of Vancouver indie circuit band Maclean.

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 the grand prize 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.