M83 Announce 2016 Spring Tour Dates

Now that M83 have been announced for several music festivals in the spring, the electronic act has unveiled they will be hitting the road this year. On Tuesday (Jan. 12), the Anthony Gonzalez-led group announced a slew of tour dates which are set to begin in April. The band’s tour will officially kick off on April 6 at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans and wrap up a little over four months later on Aug. 15 at the Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary. Most of the stops will find the “Midnight City” group performing at some worldwide music festivals.

If it appears that your city isn’t on the list, don’t lose hope so soon. There are several huge gaps in the tour schedule, which can be seen below. According to several publications, the band will be unveiling several more tour dates at the end of the month, so keep an eye out.

Tickets for those non-festival shows are set to go on sale beginning this Wednesday, Jan. 13 on the band’s official website. Pre-sales will begin on Wednesday while general admission tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, Jan. 15.  Check out the complete list of tour dates below.

M83 2016 TOUR DATES:

April 6 – New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Theatre
April 8 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
April 9 – Houston, TX @ TBD
April 10 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater
April 12 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
April 13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
April 15 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
April 17 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
April 22 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 23 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Club
April 25 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
April 26 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
April 27 – Missoula, MT @ The Wilma
April 29 – Edmonton, AB @ Winspear Centre
April 30 – Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Event Centre
May 27-30 – The Gorge, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
May 31 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 4 – New York, NY @ The Governors Ball Music Festival
June 6 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion (with Tame Impala)
July 7 – Bilbao, Spain @ BBK Live Festival
July 9 – Lisbon, Portugal @ NOS Festival
July 15 – Gräfenhainchen, Germany @ Melt Festival
Aug 10 – Oslo, Norway @ Øya Festival
Aug 11 – Gothenberg, Sweden @ Way Out West Festival
Aug 13 – Helsinki, Finland @ Flow Festival
Aug 15 – Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget Festival

Previously, the band had been confirmed to make appearances at several high-profile music festivals including New York’s Governors Ball, California’s Coachella, and Washington’s Sasquatch! Music Festival. It was also revealed in a previous update that Gonzalez and company will be working on a brand new album; the follow-up to 2011’s hit record, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.


Sasquatch! Cancels Second Weekend


For any of those people looking forward to attending the Fourth of July portion of the Sasquatch! Music Festival, there is some bad news for you guys; it has been cancelled.

According to festival organizers and promoters, due to a lack of fans embracing the new addition to the yearly Washington state festival, they have cancelled it rather than hold it out in hopes that fans will somehow decided to change their minds.

The statements straight from those can be read below which also explains that the artists scheduled to perform that weekend will be seeking alternative venues to perform at and there are still tickets for the Memorial Day Weekend.

“The 2nd weekend of Sasquatch! Music Festival on Fourth of July Weekend has been canceled. The traditional Sasquatch! Music Festival on Memorial Day Weekend will continue as planned. A limited number of Memorial Day Weekend passes are still available for purchase at LiveNation.com.

Ticketmaster will refund the credit cards used to purchase passes for the Fourth of July Weekend. For those who purchased tickets to both weekends, half of the total purchase price (which was applied to the Fourth of July Weekend) will be refunded. The discount on the Memorial Day Weekend purchase will remain in effect. For more information, please call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.

“The Sasquatch! community has spoken. They continue to support the traditional Memorial Day Weekend event with great enthusiasm. Unfortunately, the second weekend was not embraced. We felt it was better to cancel the new event now and give everyone time to make alternative plans for the Fourth of July weekend. Going forward, Sasquatch! Music Festival will be at the Gorge Amphitheatre on the weekend the fans want: Memorial Day Weekend only,” said Jeff Trisler, President of Live Nation Seattle.

Some of the acts scheduled to perform on Fourth of July Weekend will be making alternate plans to perform at other venues. Information will be released as available.”

Sasquatch! 2014 Line-Up Revealed


Just when we thought all the festivals have revealed their line ups for the 2014 season, Sasquatch! Music Festival has announced their line up.

Following their promise to perform at every single music festival in the United States, Outkast is one of the headliners for the festivities. For the first time in the history of the event, it will happen during two weekends and unlike all the others, the line-up for the two weekends will be completely different.

The weekends will be May 23 to 25 for the first set and July 4 to 6 for the second set.

As for the weekend that Outkast will be headlining which will also be Memorial weekend, the line up will be the following: QOTSA, and M.I.A., the National, Haim, Chance the Rapper, Neko Case, Waxahatchee, Rudimental, Major Lazer, Violent Femmes, Kid Cudi, Cut Copy, tUnE-yArDs, Panda Bear, Tyler, the Creator, Parquet Courts, Bob Mould, Phosphorescent, Liars, AlunaGeorge, Washed Out, Big Freedia, Banks, Austra, Damien Jurado, Deafheaven, Mogwai, Foals, and Ryan Hemsworth. A comedy stage will feature Maya Rudolph’s Prince cover band Princess, and others.

As for the weekend that Neutral Milk Hotel and Frank Ocean will be headlining which will be Fourth of July weekend the line up will be the following: Soundgarden, Kraftwerk, Spoon, New Order, Röyksopp & Robyn, Cloud Nothings, Cass McCombs, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Rhye, Mikal Cronin, Action Bronson, Sharon Van Etten, Talib Kweli, Courtney Barnett, Junip, Mac DeMarco, Foxygen, Broken Bells, Tegan and Sara, Metz, the Notwist, Gold Panda, Deltron 3030, Of Montreal, Death, La Roux, Majical Cloudz, Oneohtrix Point Never, the Horrors, Chad VanGaalen, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, Duke Dumont, Palma Violets, and Black Milk. There will be another comedy stage, with Demetri Martin, Eugene Mirman.

Sasquatch! will take place at Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington and passes will go on sale on Saturday, February 8 at 10 a.m. PST via the festival’s website.