Belle & Sebastian announce new tour dates

Credit: Søren Solkær

Glasgow’s favourite sons and daughters Belle & Sebastian make their triumphant return to North America this Summer, playing a number of fabled venues such as Merriweather Post Pavilion and the Hollywood Bowl along a seven date jaunt.

They will be joined on selected dates by an enviable supporting cast – with Spoon, Julien Baker, Andrew Bird and Ex-Hex all having been confirmed.

The band has been recording new material in their native Glasgow, due to be revealed later in 2017 on Matador Records.  In addition to selections from 2015’s Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance and the rest of the their iconic catalogue, Belle & Sebastian fans can expect a taste of new music on this run of dates.

All tickets (except the Raleigh and LA shows) will go on sale this Friday, February 17th.

Thursday, July 27th – Sony Centre, Toronto, ON *
Saturday, July 29th – Panorama Music and Arts Festival, New York NY
Sunday, July 30th – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD ^
Monday, July 31st – North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh NC %
Wednesday, August 2nd – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston MA $
Thursday, August 3rd – Mann Center for Performing Arts, Philadelphia PA $
Sunday, August 8th – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA &

* denotes w/ Julien Baker
^ denotes w/ Spoon, Andrew Bird, Ex Hex
% denotes w/ Andrew Bird
$ denotes w/ Andrew Bird, Porches
& denotes w/ Spoon,

Belle & Sebastian online:
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LISTEN: BELLE AND SEBASTIAN “OLYMPIC VILLAGE, 6AM”

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The stars of track and field are beautiful people.


You may be familiar with a sporting event by the name of the Olympic Games, which is taking place in Rio this year. To coincide with this, Belle and Sebastian have released a song “Olympic Village, 6am” in video-only format as the track and field events commence today.

Stuart Murdoch says:

“Belle and Sebastian dig the Olympics, love the Olympic ideal, love that the world gets together for a big ‘sports day’ once every four years. We can’t be part of it, though we’d like to be. So we recorded a piece of music with Rio in mind, specifically the Track and Field. Here it is: ‘Olympic Village, 6AM’.”

You can listen to the track and watch the video here.

All upcoming tour dates:

Friday, August 12th – La Route du Rock Festival, France
Sunday, August 14th – Openlucht Theater, Belgium, Antwerp
Friday, August 19th – Parkenfest, Norway
Sunday, August 21st –  Green Man Festival, UK, Brecon Beacons
Saturday, August 27th – Propaganda Festival, Sweden
Sunday, September 11th – On Blackheath Festival UK, London

 

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TONIGHT & TOMORROW: Belle and Sebastian’s 20th Anniversary Shows Take Place at Royal Albert Hall

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It has been 20 years since Belle and Sebastian release of the beloved album Tigermilk. To celebrate with fans that have been there since the beginning and those they have picked up along the way, the band are performing the album (and other songs) TONIGHT at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Set times for tonight below.

Doors 7

Teleman: 7.45-8.15

Belle & Sebastian: 8.45-10.45.

Tomorrow the band will ignite the evening showcasing If You’re Feeling Sinister (and MORE).

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BELLE AND SEBASTIAN 20TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWS

WHERE DID THE TIME GO? In June 2016 we will be celebrating 20 years since Belle and Sebastian entered this godforsaken world with two very special shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall where they will perform their 1996 debut Tigermilk on June 22nd, and If You’re Feeling Sinister on the following night on June 23rd; both nights featuring songs from their entire catalogue.

Tickets go on pre-sale this Wednesday (22nd July) and on general sale on Friday (24th July). You can purchase them here. Not one to be missed!

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VIDEO : Belle and Sebastian – “Allie” and “Sukie In The Graveyard” on “Late Night With Seth Meyers”

(Video courtesy NBC and “Late Night With Seth Meyers”)

Above and below respectively : from last night, Belle and Sebastian performing “Allie” and “Sukie In The Graveyard”, the former culled from ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’, the latter from ‘The Life Pursuit” and a non-broadcast web exclusive taped for Monday’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers”. Seth’s other guests were Maya Rudolph and the guy who played king-of-the-wolves on “True Blood”, which is a big step up from the time one of our bands was denied couch time in favor of “Trapper John M.D.” 2nd fiddle Gregory Harrison. We’re all moving up in the world!

ORDER ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’ :
Belle & Sebastian Store (UK)
The Matador Store (North America)
iTunes:
Amazon
Google Play (U.S. orders only)
Newbury Comics (limited clear vinyl edition)

Belle and Sebastian – official site
‘It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career’ – official site
Belle and Sebastian – Twitter
Facebook
Instagram

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN EU TOUR ANNOUNCED NOVEMBER 2015

(Photo by Hannah Jor)

Belle and Sebastian have just announced they are returning to Europe this November. Aren’t you a lucky bunch. Tickets will be on general sale on Friday at 10am. See dates and ticket links below…

November 10 – Rocher de Palmer, Bordeaux TICKETS
November 11 – Razzmatazz, Barcelona – TICKETS
November 12 – Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon – TICKETS
November 14 – Riviera, Madrid – TICKETS
November 18 – La Paloma, Nimes TICKETS
November 19 – Casino De Paris, Paris, TICKETS
November 21 – Fri-Son, Fribourg – TICKETS
November 23 – X-tra, Zürich – TICKETS
November 24 -Live Music Hall, Cologne – TICKETS
November 25 – Cirque Royale, Brussels – TICKETS
November 27 – Docks, Hamburg – TICKETS
November 29 – 013, Tilburg – TICKETS

 

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MATADOR AT PRIMAVERA FESTIVAL

Just a heads up for those lucky enough to be at Primavera Festival this weekend cos we have a TON of bands playing:

Belle and Sebastian, Fucked Up, Iceage, Interpol, The New Pornographers, Perfume Genius, The Thurston Moore Band and Tobias Jesso Jr are all appearing.

A few of these performances will also be live streamed here. See bands and times below:

Friday

The New Pornographers: 19.30 – 20.25 Channel 1

Belle and Sebastian: 21.30 – 22.30 Channel 2

Saturday

Fucked Up: 19.30 – 20.20 Channel 2

Interpol: 22.20 – 23.34 Channel 1

Belle and Sebastian : Tonight On SiriusXMU Sessions

(photo culled from Belle and Sebastian’s Facebook page. L-R : several people we don’t know, Stuart Murdoch, more people we don’t know, Stevie Jackson)

Following a whirlwind, almost-totally-sold-out North American tour, Belle and Sebastian can be heard tonight in what’s being billed as a “stripped down” performance recorded for SiriusXMU Sessions (Sirius/XM Channel 35), airing at 9pm eastern. We’re assuming this means fewer members of the group participated as opposed to playing in the nude, but in lieu of any photo/video evidence, who can really say for certain? Replays of the session as as follows :

4/23 at 3a ET
4/23 at 4p ET
4/24 at 9a ET
4/26 at noon ET

Belle and Sebastian on tour :

Sunday May 3 – St. David’s, Cardiff, Wales
Monday May 4 – Colston Hall, Bristol England
Tuesday May 5 – Guildhall, Portsmouth, England
Thursday May 7 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England
Friday May 8 – Open, Norwich, England
Sunday May 10 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England
Monday May 11 – Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Tuesday May 12 – Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Thursday May 14 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Friday May 15 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Saturday May 16 – City Hall, Newcastle, England
Monday May 18 – Opera House, Buxton, England
Tuesday May 19 – City Hall, Leeds, England
Friday, May 22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Sunday May 24 – Sound City, Liverpool, England
Saturday, June, 6 – Sunday, June, 7 – Free Press Summer Festival, Houston TX
Tuesday, June, 9 – Tower Theatre, Upper Darby PA
Wednesday, June 10 – Radio City Music Hall, New York NY (with Real Estate)
Thursday, June, 11 – Echostage, Washington DC
Friday June 12- Saturday, June, 13 – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester TN (date and time TBA)
Sunday June 14 – LC Amphitheatre Pavilion, Columbus OH
Wednesday, June, 17 – Red Rocks, Morrison CO
Thursday, June, 18 – Uptown Theatre, Kansas City MO
Friday, June 19 – Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee WI (with Courtney Barnett)
Saturday, June, 20 – Rock the Garden at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN (with Conor Oberst, Courtney Barnett)
Thursday – Saturday, July 2-4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland

ORDER ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’ :
Belle & Sebastian Store (UK)
The Matador Store (North America)
iTunes:
Amazon
Google Play (U.S. orders only)
Newbury Comics (limited clear vinyl edition)

Belle and Sebastian – official site
‘It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career’ – official site
Belle and Sebastian – Twitter
Facebook
Instagram

COACHELLA WEEKEND 2: INTERPOL, BELLE & SEBASTIAN AND PERFUME GENIUS

Below find the details on where to catch Matador bands during the second weekend of Coachella, which begins in a mere number of hours.

TOMORROW, Friday, April 9

Interpol – 7:25pm PST – Coachella Stage

Saturday, April 10

Perfume Genius – 1:55pm PST – Outdoor Theatre

Belle and Sebastian – 6:40 pm PST – Outdoor Theatre

This weekend with have a live broadcast from the festival on the AXS TV Network (with a replay within 24 hours for time zone purposes).

Relive last weekend’s sets here: youtube.com/coachella and Coachella.com.

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN Saturday Session on CBS

For those of you that missed it, Belle and Sebastian performed on CBS on Saturday morning.

See their performance of ‘The Party Line’ HERE, complete with eccentric dancers.

 

Upcoming tour dates:

Saturday, April 11 – Coachella Festival, Indio CA (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, April, 12 – Greek Theatre, Berkley CA %#
Tuesday, April, 14 – Mondavi Center, Davis CA #
Thursday, April, 16 – Fox Theatre, Pomona CA ^ (SOLD OUT)
Friday, April, 17 – Observatory, North Park, San Diego CA @ (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, April, 18 – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Indio CA SOLD OUT
Sunday May 3 – St. David’s, Cardiff, Wales
Monday May 4 – Colston Hall, Bristol England
Tuesday May 5 – Guildhall, Portsmouth, England
Thursday May 7 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England
Friday May 8 – Open, Norwich, England
Sunday May 10 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England
Monday May 11 – Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Tuesday May 12 – Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Thursday May 14 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Friday May 15 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Saturday May 16 – City Hall, Newcastle, England
Monday May 18 – Opera House, Buxton, England
Tuesday May 19 – City Hall, Leeds, England
Friday, May 22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Sunday May 24 – Sound City, Liverpool, England
Saturday, June, 6 – Sunday, June, 7 – Free Press Summer Festival, Houston TX
Tuesday, June, 9 – Tower Theatre, Upper Darby PA
Wednesday, June 10 – Radio City Music Hall, New York NY
Thursday, June, 11 – Echostage, Washington DC
Friday June 12- Saturday, June, 13 – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester TN (date and time TBA)
Sunday June 14 – LC Amphitheatre Pavilion, Columbus OH
Wednesday, June, 17 – Red Rocks, Morrison CO
Thursday, June, 18 – Uptown Theatre, Kansas City MO
Friday, June 19 – Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee WI (with Courtney Barnett)
Saturday, June, 20 – Rock the Garden at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN &
Thursday – Saturday, July 2-4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland

# with Perfume Genius
% with Real Estate
& with Conor Oberst, Courtney Barnett, Lucius, thestand4rd
^ with Mac DeMarco
@ with Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires

 

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Tomorrow : Belle and Sebastian on “CBS This Morning : Saturday”, Coachella Webcast

(photo by Patrick Amory)

Belle and Sebastian’s Saturday sat at Coachella will be webcast live at 9:40pm eastern / 6:40pm pacific time, video available via Coachella‘s site or YouTube (audio only via Sirius/XM‘s XMU, channel 35). Much earlier in the day, you can catch the band performing 3 songs from ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’ on “CBS This Morning : Saturday” (9am eastern). Said performances were taped last weekend, and our label president disregarded clearly posted instructions not to photograph the proceedings, despite giant signs saying as much all over the CBS facilities.

updated tour schedule :

Saturday, April 11 – Coachella Festival, Indio CA (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, April, 12 – Greek Theatre, Berkley CA %#
Tuesday, April, 14 – Mondavi Center, Davis CA #
Thursday, April, 16 – Fox Theatre, Pomona CA ^ (SOLD OUT)
Friday, April, 17 – Observatory, North Park, San Diego CA @ (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, April, 18 – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Indio CA SOLD OUT
Sunday May 3 – St. David’s, Cardiff, Wales
Monday May 4 – Colston Hall, Bristol England
Tuesday May 5 – Guildhall, Portsmouth, England
Thursday May 7 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England
Friday May 8 – Open, Norwich, England
Sunday May 10 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England
Monday May 11 – Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Tuesday May 12 – Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Thursday May 14 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Friday May 15 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Saturday May 16 – City Hall, Newcastle, England
Monday May 18 – Opera House, Buxton, England
Tuesday May 19 – City Hall, Leeds, England
Friday, May 22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Sunday May 24 – Sound City, Liverpool, England
Saturday, June, 6 – Sunday, June, 7 – Free Press Summer Festival, Houston TX
Tuesday, June, 9 – Tower Theatre, Upper Darby PA
Wednesday, June 10 – Radio City Music Hall, New York NY
Thursday, June, 11 – Echostage, Washington DC
Friday June 12- Saturday, June, 13 – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester TN (date and time TBA)
Sunday June 14 – LC Amphitheatre Pavilion, Columbus OH
Wednesday, June, 17 – Red Rocks, Morrison CO
Thursday, June, 18 – Uptown Theatre, Kansas City MO
Friday, June 19 – Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee WI (with Courtney Barnett)
Saturday, June, 20 – Rock the Garden at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN &
Thursday – Saturday, July 2-4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland

# with Perfume Genius
% with Real Estate
& with Conor Oberst, Courtney Barnett, Lucius, thestand4rd
^ with Mac DeMarco
@ with Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires

ORDER ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’ :
Belle & Sebastian Store (UK)
The Matador Store (North America): http://smarturl.it/GirlsInPeacetime_LP
iTunes:
Amazon
Google Play (U.S. orders only)
Newbury Comics (limited clear vinyl edition)

Belle and Sebastian – official site
‘It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career’ – official site
Belle and Sebastian – Twitter
Facebook
Instagram

COACHELLA WEEKEND 1: INTERPOL, BELLE & SEBASTIAN AND PERFUME GENIUS

For those attending “Coachella” this weekend find information below on where to catch Matador bands this during weekend 1 of the festival.

TOMORROW, Friday, April 9

Interpol – 7:25pm PST – Coachella Stage

Saturday, April 10

Perfume Genius – 1:55pm PST – Outdoor Theatre

Belle and Sebastian – 6:40 pm PST – Outdoor Theatre

Not attending? It’s the future and you can can stream sets on youtube.com/coachella and Coachella.com as well as turn into Sirius radio for the live broadcast.

 

 

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN at Somerset House + Tomas Barford remix

Belle and Sebastian have been announced as part of the Somerset House Summer Series on Saturday 18th July this year.

Tickets can be bought HERE and will be available for general sale from 9am on Friday 20th March.

And as if that wasn’t enough, they have also released a Tomas Barford remix of ‘The Party Line‘ from the recent “Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance” album, which you can listen to below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wmrWWg9rdw

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN TAKE OVER AIRWAVES: BBC RADIO SCOTLAND NOW, KCRW ‘MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC’ THIS AFTERNOON

(above, photo of amazing fan-made, folk art tribute from days spent in Sydney)

Those basking in the glow of a very cold, miserable Monday will be delighted to know that there are TWO sessions with Belle and Sebastian that will be airing today on opposite sides of the world to help you through.

Right now, you can tune into BBC Radio Scotland to watch/listen to Vic Galloway host a VERY special 2-hour show. The band will have live session tracks as well as an interview with Stuart Murdoch. See it all happen HERE.

Next, up at 11:15am PST/2:15pm EST: KCRW ‘Morning Becomes Eclectic’ hosts the band in Apogee Studios as they play old and new favorites.

‘Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance’ is available wherever you choose to buy records.