Rich Aucoin announces ‘Ephemeral Prince’ Spring tour video sync with The Little Prince

By on February 10, 2015
Rich Aucoin

Rich Aucoin has long been recognized for ambitious records and the video elements that accompany his music. Announced today, his video for “Yelling in Sleep” is again shortlisted for the Prism Prize. The video for “Brian Wilson is A.L.I.V.E.” won the inaugural Prism Prize in 2013. “Yelling in Sleep” video has also won Best Music Video at Animation Block Party 2014 in Brooklyn and was recently nominated for an ECMA for Fans’ Choice Video Of The Year, just one of six nominations for Rich Aucoin at this year’s ECMAs. Which is all to say that the debut of Ephemeral Prince, a sync between Aucoin’s critically acclaimed album Ephemeral and the visuals of Will Vinton based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s brilliant novella The Little Prince is nothing short of spectacular. Think of it as Aucoin’s take on the Darkside of The Rainbow.


Championing love, friendship, and importance of imagination The Little Prince inspired Aucoin throughout the writing of Ephemeral, lyrically exploring the universal themes of the ephemerality of human existence, solitude, and the importance of relationships. “Love and the spreading of it is the most important thing in life,” says Aucoin. “The greatest part of this realization is that it’s totally attainable to anyone to create within them unlike external goals like wealth, power, knowledge, and pleasure. The Little Prince debunks the seekers of each of these pursuits on their various isolated planets throughout his galactic adventure. It’s a great parable for how to live well with just the right amount of ambiguity to include everyone in its message for love. Ambiguity I think is key for maximum human connection as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said, ‘words are the source of misunderstandings.’”


Produced by Rich and his drummer, Joel Waddell, with some songs mixed Mick Guzauski (Daft Punk / Random Access Memories), Ephemeral offers 10 energetic pop songs with gang vocal shouted choruses of size up to 20,000 people. The album is out now in Canada via Bonsound and is also available in the USA via Young Enthusiastic Americans, and in France via Platinum Records.

The Halifax-born artist is preparing for the Ephemeral Prince Tour, starting on the Canadian east coast in February before heading to France and Belgium in March. Tour dates commence February 12 at Scotiabank’s Hockey Day “Stolen From A Hockey Card” Concert in Halifax and all performances are listed below.



“Ephemeral is an all killer, no filler affair” Exclaim!

“this disc stands on its own as a platter of party anthems ready to serve” Pop Matters

“the Halifax-based pop maestro creates massive chant-alongs capable of filling a room with kinetic energy” VUE Weekly

“Ephemeral is a dose of bright light with wattage unmatched” Gray Owl Point

“The 10 tracks are  energetic, contagious and have an intense narrative arc” The Coast

Ephemeral rarely slows down to take a breath, bashing out the go-big-or-go-home jams one after the other” FFWD

“Even-keel playing field for people who want to vibe out and high-five strangers” Noisey

“The most upbeat record of 2014”  Uptown

“His new record might be called Ephemeral, but Aucoin’s towering presence in Canadian music is anything but” Postcity

Ephemeral should provide kindling for dance parties far into the future” Prairie Dog

“Aucoin knows how to write the songs that can make the whole world sing” The Record





Feb 12 – Halifax, NS – Hockey Day Scotiabank “Stolen From A Hockey Card” Concert

Feb 13 – Baie-St-Paul, QC – Contemporary Art Museum

Feb 26 – Moncton, NB – Tide and Boar

Feb 27 – Fredericton, NB – The Capitol

Feb 28 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis – Nuit Blanche / Montréal en Lumière

Mar 4 – Kingston, ON – The Grad Club

Mar 5 – Peterborough, ON – Red Dog Tavern

Mar 6 – Ottawa, ON – Ritual

Mar 7 – Elora, ON – Elora Mill Inn

Mar 11 – London, ON – Call The Office (Riverfest Elora’s ICE JAM)

Mar 12 – St. Catherines, ON – Detour Lounge

Mar 13 – Oshawa, ON – Mustache Club

Mar 19 – Niort, FR – Festival Nouvelles Scenes

Mar 20 – Lille, FR – L’Aeronef

Mar 21 – Romans, FR – La Cordonnerie

Mar 27 – Savigny Le Temple, FR – L’Empreinte

Mar 28 – Charleville-Mezieres, FR – Centre Social & Culturel Andre Dhotel

Apr 2 – Le mans, FR – L’Oasis

Apr 3 – Villeurbanne, FR – Le Temps Machine

Apr 4 – La Defense, FR – Fest. Chorus de Hauts de Seine

Apr 4 – Bordeaux, FR – I-Boat

Apr 5 – Lyon, FR – Fest Reperkusound

Apr 10 – Saint Lo, FR – Le Normandy

Apr 11 – Sannois, FR – Espace Michel Berger (EMB)

Apr 17 – Liege, BE – Casene Fonck




Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.