M83 has announced a new album and a tour: Fantasy is due out March 17 via Mute. To celebrate the news, bandleader Anthony Gonzalez has shared the lead single, “Oceans Niagara,” along with a music video directed by his brother, Yann Gonzalez. Check it out below.
“I wanted to create this sense of friendship,” Anthony Gonzalez said of the single. “Listening to that song, I imagine people running, driving fast, or riding spaceships together. It’s this sense of going forward, like a magic potion that you take to discover new worlds.”
Fantasy is M83’s ninth studio album, following the LP DSVII and the Knife + Heart soundtrack, both of which were released in 2019. The new album was intended to focus on the interplay of guitars and synths, which Gonzalez imagined as being “closer to the energy” of M83’s 2005 album, Before the Dawn Heals Us.
After Fantasy comes out, M83 will hit the road in support of the new album. The tour will bring the band across North America. It kicks off on April 10 in Phoenix, Arizona, and includes stops in major cities like Austin, Nashville, New York, Toronto, Chicago, and Seattle. On May 16, M83 will wrap up the North American leg in San Francisco. Find the full list of tour dates below.
Last year, M83 released a limited-edition reissue of Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming to celebrate the album’s 10th anniversary. See where Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming landed on Pitchfork’s list of “The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s.”
01 Water Deep
02 Oceans Niagara
04 Us and the Rest
05 Earth to Sea
06 Radar, Far, Gone
10 Sunny Boy
11 Kool Nuit [ft. Kaela]12 Sunny Boy Part 2
13 Dismemberment Bureau
04-10 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
04-11 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
04-13 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
04-14 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
04-15 Houston, TX – The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall
04-16 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
04-18 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
04-19 Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
04-21 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
04-22 Washington, D.C. – The Anthem
04-23 Boston, MA – Roadrunner
04-25 New York, NY – Terminal 5
04-28 Montreal, Quebec – M Telus
04-29 Toronto, Ontario – History
04-30 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
05-02 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
05-03 Saint Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
05-05 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
05-06 Salt Lake City, UT – Ogden Amphitheater
05-08 Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
05-09 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore
05-10 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
05-14 Pasa Robles, CA – Paso Robles Amphitheatre
05-16 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
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