Lolla 2013 Preview: MS MR

msmrHaving recently discovered the amazing voice of MS MR, Lost in Reviews will for sure be in attendance when they hit the stage at Lollapalooza! Be sure to catch MS MR at Lollapalooza on Sunday, Aug. 4th on the Grove stage at 3:30 pm.

New York City based duo MS MR will embark on their first North American headline tour this fall in support of their critically-acclaimed, debut album Secondhand Rapture.  The tour will start September 16 in Montreal and will take the band across the U.S. with stops in Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Los Angeles (full list of dates below).  Additionally, the duo will hit the global festival circuit this summer with performances at Glastonbury, Splendour in the Grass, Lollapalooza, Rock En Seine, Outside lands and Austin City Limits.

MS MR made their late night television debut with a performance of their single “Hurricane” on the Late Show With David Letterman.  The band performed “Hurricane” along with the rest of Secondhand Rapture on their recent west coast run opening for CSS.  The Daily Beast noted, at the duo’s sold-out album release show at Bowery Ballroom, that “Plapinger’s layered vocals are accentuated by Hershenow’s swirling, swelling electro-pop production replete with synths, drums, and electronic beats” delivering what Time Out New York calls “a finely crafted work of dream pop.” To catch a preview of what’s in store for the tour; check out MS MR’s live show at the SXSW Hype Hotel on Baeble Music:

MS MR’s debut album Secondhand Rapture is comprised of 12 sweeping tracks cholk-full of the duo’s compelling blend of cinematic pop.  The duo was recently inducted into MTV’s‘Artist To Watch’ spotlight series, named as one of The Guardian’s ‘One to Watch’ and noted by Teen Vogue as the “next big musical duo.”  MS MR’s debut album includes the previously released track “Bones,” which was prominently featured in the Game Of Thrones season trailer.  Produced by Max Hershenow, with additional production and mix by Tom Elmhirst, the duo co-wrote Secondhand Rapture over the course of 2011 in Brooklyn, NY.


MS MR tour dates:
7/26 – Sydney, Australia @ Metro Theatre
7/27 – Byron Bay, Australia @ Spendlour in the Grass
7/29 – Melbourne, Australia @ Hi-Fi
8/3 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues w/ Two Door Cinema Club (SOLD OUT)
8/4 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
8/9 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
8/23 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
8/24 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
8/25 – Paris, France @ Rock En Seine
8/28 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Rust
8/29 – Oslo, Norway @ Parkteatret
9/1 – Stradbadlly, Ireland @ Electric Pinic
9/16 – Montreal, QC @ Café Campus *
9/17 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix *
9/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Church *
9/21 –  Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
9/22 – Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat *
9/24 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
9/25 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
9/27 – Kansas City, MO @ Berkley Riverfront Park (KRBZ)
9/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
9/29 – Madison, WI @ Majestic *
9/30 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
10/2 – Tulsa, OK @ Vanguard
10/6 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/7 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/8 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse
10/9 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/12 – Mexico City @ Corona Capitol
10/13 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour #
10/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour #
10/19 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar #
10/23 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue #
* with MØ supporting
# with Wildcat! Wildcat! supporting


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Angela is the Editor-in-Chief of Lost in Reviews. She and Ryan created Lost in Reviews together in 2009 out of a mutual hatred for all the stodgy old farts currently writing film reviews. Since launching the site, Angela has enjoyed reviewing indie films over all other films, picking up new music from all corners of the world and photographing live shows. She is the co-host of Blu Monday and a member of the Kansas City Film Critic Circle.

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