"70mm songs for John Hughes movies yet to be filmed."
– Rolling Stone
Following a sold-out US tour in May and June and his recent performance at the two-date Download Festival in Southern California, M83 (aka Anthony Gonzalez) will be back to tour North America this November. Brooklyn's School of Seven Bells are set to open.
The tour is in support of M83's fifth album "Saturdays = Youth" released April 2008 on Mute. "Saturdays = Youth" debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top New Artist Heatseekers Chart and went #1 on the CMJ Top 200.
It also met with widespread critical acclaim including an 8.5/10 review ranking from Pitchfork, an 8/10 review ranking from Wired, and a Remix cover story (April). Black Book says the album evokes "the spiritual atmospherics of Sigur Ros and My Bloody Valentine's epic shoegaze sprawl…the results stun in glorious slow motion."
The M83 live setup for this tour includes Gonzalez on vocals, guitars and keyboards, Loic Maurin on Drums, Pierre-Marie Maulini on bass and guitar and featured album vocalist Morgan Kibby (of LA-based band The Romanovs) on vocals and keyboards.
Thu 11/13 Washington, DC Black Cat
Fri 11/14 New York, NY Webster Hall
Sat 11/15 Philadelphia, PA Starlite Ballroom
Sun 11/16 Northampton, MA Pearl Street Nightclub
Tue 11/18 Boston, MA Middle East Downstairs
Wed 11/19 Montreal, QC Studio Juste Pour Rire
Thu 11/20 Toronto, ON Opera House
Fri 11/21 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
Sat 11/22 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
Tue 11/25 Seattle, WA Neumo's
Wed 11/26 Vancouver, BC Richards On Richards
Thu 11/27 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
Fri 11/28 San Francisco, CA Fillmore
Sat 11/29 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theater