Broken Social Scene Announce First Full U.S. Tour in Six Years, Share Title Track from Hug of Thunder

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Broken Social Scene Announce First Full U.S. Tour in Six Years, Share Title Track from <i>Hug of Thunder</i>

Building up to their first new album in seven years, Broken Social Scene have shared the title track from their forthcoming Hug of Thunder, featuring vocals from once-and-future BSS member Leslie Feist. With its unwavering drum-machine, chittering guitar section and Feist’s trademark murmur, it serves as a cool contrast to the untamed jubilance in the band’s first lead-in, “Halfway Home.” Listen to the new tune below.

Broken Social Scene  have also announced a full U.S. tour, their first in six years. Frightened Rabbit and The Belle Game are set to open for the group on select dates.

Hug of Thunder is out July 7 on Arts & Crafts (preorder here). See the band’s tour dates—with more to be announced soon—below, and familiarize yourself with the Canadian collective’s expansive universe through our 2016 ranking of Broken Social Scene’s side projects.

Broken Social Scene Tour Dates:

May
23 – Manchester, United Kingdom @ Albert Hall
24 – London, United Kingdom @ Brixton Academy
26 – Neustrelitz, Germany @ Immergut Festival
28 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Club
29 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
30 – Paris, France @ Alhambra

June
01 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
03 – Toronto, Ontario @ Field Trip
24-17 Pasadena, Calif. @ Arroyo Seco Weekend

June
21-23 – Edmonton, Aberta @ Interstellar Rodeo

August
05 – Montreal, Quebec @ Osheaga

September
16 – Ithaca, N.Y. @ State Theatre ~
17 – New York, N.Y. @ Meadows Music & Art festival
19 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club ~
21 – Asheville, N.C. @ Orange Peel ~
22 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle *
24 – St. Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant *
26 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Hoyt Sherman *
27 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Pabst Theater *
28 – St. Paul, Minn. @ The Palace *
29 – Chicago, Ill. @ Aragon Ballroom *
30 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Fillmore *

October
01 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Byham Theater *
03 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Fillmore
05 – Portland, Maine @ State Theater *
06 – New Haven, Conn. @ College Street *
07 – Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues

(~ = with The Belle Game)
(* = with Frightened Rabbit)

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