1/30/2018

Broken Social Scene Announce Spring 2018 U.S. Tour

BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE ANNOUNCE SPRING 2018 U.S. TOUR
(Photo credit: Norman Wong)

Last year, Toronto’s own Broken Social Scene released their long-awaited fifth album, Hug Of Thunder, on Arts & Crafts to the rapturous response of music fans and critics alike. Following a brilliant U.S. tour in Fall 2017, and amazing sets at the likes of Field Trip festival in Toronto, Arroyo Seco Weekend festival in Pasadena, the Meadows Festival in NYC, and more, the band are thrilled to announce new dates for spring 2018, including a set at this year’s Bonnaroo.   
 
A Spotify pre-sale for these shows will begin on Thursday, February 1st, with tickets going on sale to the general public on Friday, February 2nd and Saturday, February 3rd at 10 am local time via brokensocialscene.ca

Broken Social Scene has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from each ticket will go to saving lives, revitalizing communities, and transforming global health through Partners In Health. www.pih.org
 
All dates are below.


Watch the video for “Skyline” HERE.

Watch the video for “Vanity Pail Kids” HERE.

Watch the band perform “Halfway Home” on The Late Show with Stephen ColbertHERE.

Praise for Hug of Thunder:

"On their first album in seven years, Broken Social Scene distill their sound to a vital essence. The band is focused and renewed, invigorated by the missionary spirit of their best work." - Pitchfork, Best New Music

"Broken Social Scene’s music rejoices in what clever teamwork can construct." - New York Times

“Hug of Thunder does not skimp.” - NPR

"We should be grateful that a band like Broken Social Scene can still make music that’s as reliably anthemic and vibrant as this." - Stereogum

“Broken Social Scene songs are propelled by the size of the group, and when it all converges they’re able to pull optimism from fear of aging, heartbreak, and the rigors of modern life." - Vulture

“An impressive return for a band that set the bar high years ago and continue to clear it with ease.” Under The Radar

"They're still making songs that sound vast and cacophonous, tracks that are built to flood the brain with serotonin. " - Noisey

“Soaring, rousing, and perfect for sunsets." - Entertainment Weekly

"Filled with laid-back melodies and feel-good vibes—the perfect soundtrack for summertime." ELLE.com

"Hug of Thunder is as attractively messy and untamed as Broken Social Scene’s defining work." SPIN

“Lovely, rousing, and extremely well named.” The Ringer

“It’s got all the BSS traits that we fell in love with back in the day: the busy, energized drumming, the uplifting harmonies, the triumphant horns, the atmospherics, the off-kilter approach to pop." Brooklyn Vegan
Broken Social Scene tour dates:
3/2/18 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
3/23/18 Austin, TX @ Stubbs
3/24/18 Houston, TX @ In Bloom Festival
3/27/18 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
3/28/18 New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theatre
3/30/18 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
3/31/18 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
4/1/18 Ponte Verdra, FL @ the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
4/3/18 Charlotte, NC @ The Neighbourhood Theatre
4/4/18 Richmond, VA @ The National
4/6/18 Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
4/7/18 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
4/8/18 Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont
6/2/18 London @ All Points East Festival
6/7-6/10/18 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Festival
8/3-8/5/18 Portland, OR @ Pickathon Festival

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