M83 add more dates to 2016 tour, continue search for Keyboardist

US and European shows booked up ahead of 'eclectic' new album

M83 have announced 15 new dates in their upcoming tour of North America and Europe, it was revealed today (February 16)

M83’s long awaited follow up to 2011’s ‘We’re Dreaming’ is reportedly due to land this year and the band’s core member, Anthony Gonzalez, has expanded the tour by another 15 gigs across North America.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Gonzalez confirmed the news of the release and described the record as “epic” and “eclectic”.

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“It’s a very strong album with a lot of eclecticism,” he said. “It’s very epic. There’s a lot of different genres that are not supposed to live together but I tried to make them live together, which is quite challenging. It’s also quite different from the previous albums, which is what I’m the most proud of.”

M83 recently released a compilation of remixes and b-sides from 2008 album ‘Saturdays = Youth’, plus reissues of that album and 2007’s ‘Digital Shades’.

The band will play festival dates at BBK Live festival in Bilbao, Spain (July 7), Lisbon’s NOS Festival (9) and Norway’s Øya Festival (August 10) besides more

Read more: M83 finish work on ‘epic, eclectic new album’

Meanwhile, Gonzalez has put out an open call for a female singer-keyboardist to join the band and replace Morgan Kibby, who has parted ways with the group.

It’s not the first time the musician has advertised for a new member online. In 2011, he put out a similar call and recruited Jordan Lawlor. As Gonzalez writes in a note on the group’s website, he is still in the band today.

As Pitchfork reports, there are some requirements to the role.

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You must be available to join M83 rehearsals in Los Angeles in March, be available to travel and work between April and December 2016 and own a valid passport for the next two years. You must also have no criminal history “that may cause you to be denied entry to another country.”

Applicants have to provide videos demonstrating their singing and keyboard-playing abilities. Head to M83’s website for more details.


M83 North American and European Tour 2016
04-06 New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre
04-08 Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
04-09 Houston, TX – TBD
04-10 Austin, TX – Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater
04-12 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
04-13 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
04-15 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
04-16 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
04-17 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
04-19 Pomona, CA – The Fox Theater
04-22 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
04-23 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Club
04-25 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
04-26 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
04-27 Missoula, MT – The Wilma
04-29 Edmonton, AB – Winspear Centre
04-30 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre
05-28 George, WA – Sasquatch Festival
05-30 Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Saltair
05-31 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
06-01 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
06-03 Columbus, OH – Express Live!
06-04 New York, NY – The Governors Ball Music Festival
06-06 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
06-07 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
06-08 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
06-10 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
06-11 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
06-12 Richmond, VA – The National
06-14 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
06-15 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
06-16 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
06-18 Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
07-07 Bilbao, Spain – BBK Live Festival
07-09 Lisbon, Portugal – NOS Festival
07-15 Gräfenhainchen, Germany – Melt Festival
07-23 Oro-Medonte, Ontario – WayHome Music & Arts Festival
07-24 Detroit, MI – MoPop Festival
08-10 Oslo, Norway – Øya Festival
08-11 Gothenburg, Sweden – Way Out West Festival
08-13 Helsinki, Finland – Flow Festival
08-15 Budapest, Hungary – Sziget Festival
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