M83 – “MIDNIGHT CITY” OUT AUG 16th / NEW TOUR DATES ADDED

M83 perform at The Social, November 2.

August 9, 2011
New York, NY

M83

FIRST SINGLE – “MIDNIGHT CITY” – OUT AUGUST 16TH

NEW DATES ADDED TO FALL TOUR

NEW DOUBLE ALBUM – HURRY UP, WE’RE DREAMING – OUT OCT. 18TH

M83’s new track “Midnight City” will be released on August 16th as the first official single from the upcoming new album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, out October 18th.  “Midnight City” will be available as a free download on the official M83 website ilovem83.com until August 14th. Unlike anything we have heard from M83 in the past, “Midnight City” has excited fans and critics alike, receiving an overwhelmingly positive outpour of enthusiasm and anticipation for more. Rolling Stone calls it “Gorgeous and highly danceable” and Pitchfork says it’s “The fine-tuning of a master craftsman only challenged by himself”, labeling it ‘best new music’.

M83 has added two shows to the fall tour, including a late show at Lincoln Hall in Chicago on Nov. 17th and a Brooklyn show at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg on November 23. Due to demand, the San Francisco show will move to Mezzanine, opening more tickets to the public. The tour kicks off in Washington D.C. in the US on October 28th for dates throughout the US and Canada, including a headline performance at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX alongside Lykke Li, Passion Pit, and Odd Future (full list of dates below).  Several shows on the upcoming tour are currently sold out including the opening night in Washington D.C., Raleigh, and the early show in Chicago. The fall tour dates will be M83’s first live shows in over two years.  M83 last toured in support of the widely adored Saturdays=Youth, which saw the band on the road with The Killers in the US, Kings of Leon in the UK, and Depeche Mode in Europe.  Tickets are on sale now.

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) on guitar, 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 Dreaming pushes 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.

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is the follow up to the John Hughes inspired and critics’ favorite Saturdays=YouthPitchfork called it, “An unaccountably alive, complete album”, giving it an 8.5 rating while, The New York Times, said “The music recalls the pumping beats and keyboard hooks of the 1980’s as if through a haze of time, floating in lush echoes that round off the edges.”

M83 is Los Angeles based French artist Anthony Gonzalez.

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Oct. 15 – Mexico City – Corona Capital Festival
Oct. 28 – Washington DC – Black Cat (Sold Out)
Oct. 29 – Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade (Sold Out)
Oct. 30 – Asheville, NC – Moog Fest
Oct. 31 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Nov. 1 – Tallahassee, FL – Engine Room
Nov. 2 – Orlando, FL – The Social
Nov. 4 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Nov. 5 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov. 7 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Nov. 9 – Los Angeles, CA – Music Box
Nov. 10 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
Nov. 11 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Nov. 12 – Vancouver, BC – Venue
Nov. 13 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Nov. 16 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
Nov. 17 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall (early show) (Sold Out)
Nov. 17 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall (late show)
Nov. 18 – Toronto, ON – Lees Palace
Nov. 19 – Montreal, QC – Le S.A.T.
Nov. 20 – Boston, MA – Paradise
Nov. 22 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Nov. 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg