The band M83 has had a great year and their sold out US tour is just the icing on the cake, so it comes as no surprise that they will be adding more dates to the tour. If you haven’t heard the album Hurry Up, Were Dreaming you are really missing out one one of the best records to come out in years. That being said if you haven’t picked up tickets to one of these tour dates check out the press release below to see when the band is coming to your town.
Official Press Release:
SECOND DALLAS SHOW ADDED IN MAY + NEW DATES ADDED IN AUGUST!
*Hey Philly, we are looking at you!
NEW SINGLE EP REUNION OUT MAY 8TH WITH REMIXES BY
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Mylo, Sei A, The Naked And Famous,
Polly Scattergood, White Sea
“M83 at its best — vibrant, elegant and unpredictable.” – The New York Times
“22 tracks of horizon-spanning, unabashedly epic synth rock, a double album
without a wasted moment” – Pitchfork (#3 Best Album of 2011)
M83 has added a second show in Dallas to the spring tour on May 20th, plus three additional US show dates in the Northeast in early August. M83 will be on the East coast for a special show as part of NYC SummerStage on August 8th. For a full list of upcoming shows visitilovem83.com.
The Reunion EP was announced last week and is set for release on May 8th. It is the second single to come from the massive fifth album Hurry Up We’re Dreaming, the double record that has received an explosion of admiration and critical adoration. The current single,“Midnight City”, has rapidly risen to #8 at US Alternative Radio and has entered the Billboard Hot 100. The video for “Midnight City” is set to hit 8 million views in the next couple days on YouTube.
Reunion continues to display M83’s aptitude at writing catchy cosmic-pop soundtracks filled with fantasy and imagination. The single will be released with a stunning and diverse remix package of 6 exclusive re-works of the track, including remixes by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Mylo, Sei A, The Naked And Famous, Polly Scattergood, and White Sea.
Produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, NIN, The Mars Volta, Goldfrapp), mixed by Tony Hoffer (Air, The Kooks), and including contributions from Brad Laner (from 90’s band Medicine), Saturdays=Youth vocalist Morgan Kibby,and guest vocalist Zola Jesus, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is a double-album journey that takes us to the horizon and introduces us to new landscapes. About awakening, craving, and conquering, Hurry Up, We’re Dreamingpushes into new vocal territory for M83. Here we see Gonzalez test out different ways of singing, ranging from a spectral breathy whisper to a howling scream. “I think it is a reflection of my 30 years of being a human being. It’s a compilation of all my previous music together. It’s a retrospective of myself”, says Gonzalez.
M83 is Los Angeles based French artist Anthony Gonzalez.
Reunion EP tracklisting:
1. Reunion (Album Version)
2. Reunion (The Naked And Famous Remix)
3. Reunion (Sei A Remix)
4. Reunion (Polly Scattergood Mix)
5. Reunion (Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr Remix)
6. Reunion (Mylo Remix)
7. Reunion (White Sea Remix)
SPRING/SUMMER 2012 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
Apr. 12 – Pomona, CA – The Fox Theatre
Apr. 13 – Indio, CA – Coachella (Sold Out)
Apr. 20 – Indio, CA – Coachella (Sold Out)
Apr. 22 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore Auditorium (Sold Out)
Apr. 23 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore Auditorium (Sold Out)
Apr. 25 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre (Sold Out)
Apr. 26 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune
Apr. 27 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre (Sold Out)
Apr. 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
Apr. 30 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre (Sold Out)
May 1 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre (Sold Out)
May 2 – Saint Louis, MO – The Pageant
May 4 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera (Sold Out)
May 5 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre (Sold Out)
May 6 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy (Sold Out)
May 7 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom (Sold Out)
May 9 – Boston, MA – House of Blues (Sold Out)
May 10 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 (Sold Out)
May 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer (Sold Out)
May 12 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (Sold Out)
May 12 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (LATE SHOW) (Sold Out)
May 14 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Music Park
May 15 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works (Sold Out)
May 17 – Houston, TX – House of Blues (Sold Out)
May 18 – Austin, TX – Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater (Sold Out)
May 19 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater (Sold Out)
May 20 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater (additional show)
Aug 1 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Aug 2 – Munhall, PA – Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
Aug 7 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
Aug. 8 – NYC – SummerStage (Sold Out)
By Ryan Davis