Hunter Valentine

Hunter Valentine’s power rock music and fiercely intoxicating live performances have transformed them from veteran indie artists to breakout music and television personalities. Their 2012 endeavors included starring in a hit reality television show on Showtime, releasing their third album – Collide and Conquer, and completing their third North American tour in two years. They wrapped up the 2012 tour by doing a showcase in Tokyo, Japan and then performing at a star–studded benefit concert in New York City, Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays.

Hunter Valentine’s 2013 exploits included touring with heavyweight punk rockers Sum 41 in the United States, embarking on a promotional tour in Australia, headlining the European leg of their Collide and Conquer Club Tour, touring with legendary singer and songwriter pop superstar Cyndi Lauper, and performing at Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays for the second year in a row. Full steam ahead, 2014 has included Hunter Valentine joining the infamous Vans Warped Tour, making their return to television on a new VH1 show with music icon Linda Perry, and working on their fourth full–length studio album.

Hunter Valentine initially began exuding their “sexy and unrelenting power rock” music via an eponymous 2005 EP. They then built on that foundation with their 2007 full–length album The Impatient Romantic (True North Records). The gripping follow–up to these earlier releases was 2010’s Lessons from the Late Night (Tommy Boy). Produced by Ian Blurton (Weakerthans, Cursed, Skydiggers), the album thoroughly embodied Hunter Valentine’s unbridled love of rock ‘n’ roll, as well as the unrivaled raucous power and intensity that they bring to their live shows. The band’s most recent album was 2012’s Collide and Conquer. Produced by famed Canadian producer and Treble Charger front–man Greg Nori (Sum 41, Iggy Pop, Hedley), Altsounds proclaimed that the album “is an anthology of gritty, edgy, power rock with dirty guitar and husky vocals, and is pure music sex.”

During the rare moments that Hunter Valentine has not been in the studio or touring, they have amplified their passionately devoted fan base by being featured on two reality television shows and releasing numerous music videos. The band became the 2012 breakout stars of Showtime’s hit television series The Real L Word. They then returned to the small screen in 2014 on VH1’s new show, Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project. This latest television venture captured their journey working with music megastar Linda Perry, the singer and songwriter who helped to guide the careers of many of today’s hottest artists, including Christina Aguilera and Pink. Additionally, the band released music videos that are playing in over one hundred video outlets in North America, including MTVU. Selected by Revolver Magazine to be part of the 2012 “Hottest Chicks in Metal” Issue, Hunter Valentine’s all female line–up includes founding members Kiyomi “ultra–cool” McCloskey (lead vocals and guitar) and Laura “wild child” Petracca (vocals and drums), as well as Aimee “brainiac” Bessada (lead guitar and keyboards) and Leanne “sweetheart” Bowes (bass guitar).

Past Shows


Mar
16
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2016
7th St Entry
Mar
16
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2016
7th St Entry

Hunter Valentine and Sick of Sarah

with The Modern Era and Rebel Queens
Oct
14
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2014
7th St Entry
Oct
14
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2014
7th St Entry

Sick of Sarah and Hunter Valentine

THE LADYKILLERS TOUR
with The Bombshells
Sep
14
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2011
7th St Entry
Sep
14
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2011
7th St Entry
Aug
11
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2010
7th St Entry
Aug
11
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2010
7th St Entry

The Cliks

with Killola and Hunter Valentine

More Shows

Jun
15
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First Avenue

An Evening With
They Might Be Giants

Jun
16
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The Fitzgerald Theater

An Evening With
They Might Be Giants

May
12
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Turf Club

Beyond The Blinds Live

May
30
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Turf Club

Wine Lips