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)
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