Belle and Sebastian Announce North American Tour

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Belle and Sebastian Announce North American Tour

Scottish indie-rock band Belle and Sebastian have just announced the North American leg of their extensive world tour. Their month-long stay in North America begins in Portland, Maine on June 5, after which the band will make their way throughout the U.S. and Canada before ending their world tour in Portland, Ore. on June 30. Belle and Sebastian are sharing their stage with notable acts like Perfume Genius, Julien Baker, Snail Mail and Japanese Breakfast, among others, in select cities throughout their tour.

The first two installments of the band’s three-part EP series, How to Solve Our Human Problems, are currently available to stream or purchase. The series’ second installment was released this past Friday, with the third and final part of the trilogy set to release on Feb. 16, along with a compilation album and limited-edition vinyl box set.

Belle and Sebastian  are partnering with Plus1 to give $1 of every U.S. ticket purchase to support the volunteer rescue workers known as the White Helmets, who are currently risking their lives to rescue those suffering through the on-going Syrian crisis. In Canada, a portion of the ticket purchases will go to support War Child, a network helping children and families affected by war around the world.

Their humanitarian efforts bleed into How to Solve Our Human Problems, with the same joyfully melancholic sound and clever lyricism Belle and Sebastian have been known for since their late ‘90s debut. The EPs follow a long history of the band’s rich melodies. The band describes their trilogy EP “as gentle as a summer stream but as insistent as a river.” The response following the release of three singles (“We Were Beautiful,” “I’ll Be Your Pilot” and “The Same Star”) off the first two installments of the trilogy EP has been overtly positive, with B&S fans loving the band’s continued growth and development.

Again, the final installment of How to Solve Our Human Problems releases Feb. 16. Download part onepart two , and purchase tickets to the North American leg of their world tour here. Find their updated tour dates below, then revisit singles “The Same Star,” “We Were Beautiful” and “I’ll Be Your Pilot.”

Belle and Sebastian Tour Dates:

February
05 – Belgium, Antwerp @ De Roma
06 – France, Strasbourg @ La Laiterie
07 – France, Paris @ Salle Pleyel
09 – France, Nantes @ Stereolox
11 – Luxembourg @ Rockhal
12 – Switzerland, Zurich @ X tra limmathaus
13 – Italy, Milan @ Fabrique
14 – Italy, Bologna @ Estragon
16 – Germany, Munich @ Muffathalle
17 – Germany, Berlin @ Admiralspalast
18 – Germany, Frankfurt @ Batschkapp
19 – Netherlands, Amsterdam @ Carre
21 – Denmark, Copenhagen, @ DK Studio 1
22 – Sweden, Stockholm, @ Munchen Brewery
23 – Norway, Oslo @ Sentrum Scene
24 – Sweden, Gothenburg @ Studios

March
06 – U.K., Cornwall @ Truro Hall
08 – Wales, Cardiff @ Millenium Centre
09 – Wales, Aberystwyth @ Arts Centre
10 – U.K., Nottingham @ Rock City
12 – U.K., Manchester @ Bridgewater Hall
13 – U.K., Cambridge @ Corn Exchange
15 – U.K., Brighton @ Dome
16 – U.K., London @ Troxy
17 – U.K., London @ Troxy
19 – U.K., Liverpool @ Philharmonic
20 – U.K., York @ Opera House
22 – U.K., Gateshead @ Sage
23 – Scotland, Perth @ Concert Hall
24 – Scotland, Edinburgh @ Usher Hall
26 – Ireland, Dublin @ Vicar St
27 – Ireland, Dublin @ Vicar St

May
02 – Australia, Perth @ Astor Theatre
04 – Australia, St Kilda @ Palais Theatre
05 – Australia, Sydney @ Sydney Opera House
07 – Australia, Brisbane Qld @ Tivoli
25 – U.K., Glasgow @ SWG3 Galvanizers Yard

June
05 – Portland, Maine @ State Theatre
06 – New Haven, Conn. @ College Street Music Hall
08 – Queens, N.Y. @ Forest Hills Stadium
09 – Washington, District of Columbia @ The Anthem
10 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle
11 – New Orleans, La. @ Civic Theatre
14 – Mexico City, Mexico @ (venue TBA)
16 – Austin, Texas @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
17 – Dallas, Texas @ The Bomb Factory
19 – Denver, Colo. @ Ogden Theater
20 – Sundance, Utah @ Sundance Amphitheater
25 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Observatory North Park
28 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Vogue Theatre
29 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Vogue Theatre
30 – Portland, Ore. @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre

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