Broken Social Scene Hitting The Road

Although Broken Social Scene was mulling the bare minimum of fall touring in support of its upcoming self-titled Arts & Crafts album, the Canadian collective has opted to hit the road after all. Shows will begin Oct. 19 in Kingston, Ont., and are on tap through Nov. 18 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

BSS contributor Leslie Feist will open most shows, performing material from her recent Cherry Tree album “Let It Die” (on which she was billed simply as Feist). The artist can be heard vocalizing on the new Broken Social Scene album track “7/4 (Shoreline),” which was recently made available for free download via Arts & Craft’s Gallery AC download site.

As previously reported, the band is already working on the follow-up to “Broken Social Scene,” which will be released Oct. 4. “We are not going to over-think it too much,” group member Brendan Canning recently told about the work-in-progress. “It’s not going to be as great of a deconstruction process. The songs are bit more laid-back.”

Here are Broken Social Scene’s tour dates:

Oct. 19: Kingston, Ontario (Grant Hall)

Oct. 20: Ottawa, Ontario (Capitol Music Theatre)

Oct. 22: Boston (Avalon Ballroom)

Oct. 24: Philadelphia (TLA)

Oct. 26: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)

Oct. 27: Detroit (Majestic Theatre)

Oct. 28: Chicago (Metro)

Oct. 29: Minneapolis (First Avenue)

Oct. 31: Lawrence, Kan. (Granada)

Nov. 1: Boulder, Colo. (Boulder Theatre)

Nov. 3: Austin, Texas (Stubb’s BBQ)

Nov. 4: Dallas (Gypsy Ballroom)

Nov. 8: Los Angeles (Fonda Theatre)

Nov. 9: San Francisco (Grand Ballroom)

Nov. 11: Portland, Ore. (Roseland Ballroom)

Nov. 12: Seattle (Showbox)

Nov. 13: Vancouver (Commodore Ballroom)

Nov. 15: Calgary, Alberta (MacEwan Hall)

Nov. 16: Edmonton, Alberta (Red’s)

Nov. 18: Winnipeg, Manitoba (Rendezvous)


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