Belle And Sebastian Books Summer Excursion

Indie darling Belle And Sebastian has planned a trip to the U.S. this summer that includes gigs in New York, Boston and Los Angeles. The Scottish band will be joined by Andrew Bird, Spoon, Ex Hex, and Julien Baker on select shows.

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The setlist for the tour will include new music from Belle & Sebastian’s forthcoming album. The band has been recording material in its native Glasgow for the follow-up to 2015’s Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance. The LP is due out on Matador Records later this year.

After playing “Mad Cool Festival” in Madrid July 6, the group heads across the Atlantic. The first stop is Toronto’s

July 27 – Toronto, Ontario, Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
July 29 – New York, N.Y., Randall’s Island (Panorama Festival)
July 30 – Columbia, Md., Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 31 – Raleigh, N.C., North Carolina Museum Of Art
Aug. 2 – Boston, Mass., Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Aug. 3 – Philadelphia, Pa., Mann Center for Performing Arts
Aug. 6 – Los Angeles, Calif., Hollywood Bowl

Julien Baker appears in Toronto. Spoon will be in Columbia and Los Angeles. Andrew Bird appears in Columbia, Boston and Philadelphia. Ex Hex is on board in Columbia. Porches appears in Boston and Philadelphia. Poet/musician

Tickets for most dates go on sale Feb. 17. As for Raleigh and Los Angeles, check with the venues for more information.

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