Posted in music | tour dates on May 25, 2010

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Belle & Sebastian

With more shows being added all the time, we thought it timely to offer an update on this year's touring calendar. It's beginning to look like a pretty busy year and we still have more shows up our sleeve...

For various reasons we cannot announce all the shows at the one time, but (all going to plan) in addition to these listed below we will be squeezing in shows in Canada, Mexico and the USA as well as a trip to South America between now and the end of the year. Of course we will also have some more European festivals and a few UK shows to announce later in the year too...-Belle and Sebastian

The band is currently working on new material, and as it states above, will be touring the world in 2010. So far dates have been announced in Europe and Asia. NYC is definitely on the way.

Meanwhile singles by/from God Help The Girl, a musical film written by B&S member Stuart Murdoch, are being released . You can stream and buy the newest single, "Baby You're Blind," (it was released on May 24th via Rough Trade) below. Current B&S dates and other stuff is down there too...

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God Help the Girl (Stuart Murdoch interview)

God Help The Girl / God Help The Girl from God Help The Girl on Vimeo.

"Baby You're Blind" - the third God Help The Girl single will be released by Rough Trade on Monday 24th May.

The track, which is not on the album nor part of the GHTG subscription package, was recorded in Glasgow last year with Linnea Jönsson, the lead singer of Swedish band, These Dancing Days on vocals.

The 7" also features a new version of 'A Down and Dusky Blonde' with lead vocals by Dina Bankole.

Both tracks will also be available to buy digitally via this website, and will be bundled with the artwork and video for 'Baby You're Blind,' which was filmed in Stockholm in January of this year.

Belle and Sebastian - 2010 Tour Dates
11 July, Ruisrock Festival, Turku, Finland
12 July, Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland
15 July, Slottsfjell Festival, Norway
18 July, Latitude Festival, Suffolk, UK
25 July, Play Art Festival, Arezzo, Italy
30 July, Jisan Valley Rock Festival, Seoul, Korea
01 August, Fuji Rock Festival, Naeba Ski Resort, Japan
04 August, Beatfest, Jakarta, Indonesia
27 August, Popaganda, Stockholm, Sweden

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Comments (35)

Nice. The rael B&S. God Help the Girl is awful.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 3:20 PM

Yes! Maybe they'll do The Boy With The Arab Strap in its entirety. One can only wish.

Posted by Heavy Street | May 25, 2010 3:28 PM

been. too. long. cannot. contain. excitement. breathing. into. a. paper. bag.

please be soon. don't know if i can take it.

(and god help the girl is great. you're fucking nuts!)

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 3:29 PM

@ 3:28, I would just like them to play Chickfactor and Seymour Stein over and over at that show.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 3:30 PM

Williamsburg Waterfront

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 3:34 PM

boy with the arab strap is probably their weakest album. why would you want to hear that in its entirety? i'm guessing you're a big "space boy dream" or "chickfactor" fan.

most of the 'hits' from that album were pretty standard in the setlists back in the day when they actually toured.

they should ALWAYS play "sleep the clock around". one of the best b&s live songs. and "your cover's blown".

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 3:34 PM

3:34... is that just where you are hoping they are playing or do you have some intel?

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 3:38 PM

williamsburg waterfront in Sept

Posted by smartone | May 25, 2010 3:38 PM

It hasn't been the "real" Belle and Sebastian since Stuart David and Isobel Campbell left...which was almost ten years ago.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 3:41 PM

would be pretty sweet if that were true. nothing better than B&S outside.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 3:43 PM

Jesus don't let this be outdoors.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 3:44 PM

I bet they will be hear around late September, early October. The Matador 21st anniversary is in Vegas the first weekend on October and I bet B&S will be there. Pretty safe to say Pavement, Sonic Youth, the new porno's, and yo la tengo will all be at the festival. I can't wait for more details to be announced!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 3:47 PM

why wouldn't you want this to be outdoors?

The two outdoor headling shows they did in NYC before (prospect park and battery park) were two of the best shows ever.

just be happy they are playing at all. B&S shows are a gift. doesn't matter where this will be. it's going to be the show of the year.

I hope most of these BV'ers stay home. B&S shows should be full of people who smile, dance and sing along.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 3:50 PM

@3:47

The new pornos for pyros?!!!! Super RAD!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 3:57 PM

get ready for some terminal 5 hate.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 3:58 PM

about time. excited!

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 3:59 PM

atp ny?

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 4:00 PM

who cares if they play T5? at least it is GA. seated venues suck for B&S.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 4:14 PM

Not Outdoors = Not at Williamsburg Waterfront

If they want to play anywhere fucking else, it's kosher.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 4:22 PM

I don't know guys...B&S are a little too edgy for me.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 4:22 PM

why don't they ever do shows at the minor league ballpark on SI? they only did that across the narrows over there (and B&s played, but in coney island). that would be a great place for this show.

these guys could totally sell a 10,000 - 15,000 capacity venue.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 4:25 PM

4:25... The reason is BECAUSE it's SI

Posted by CNC | May 25, 2010 4:33 PM

4:25 : and it smells like poo...

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 4:42 PM

4:25... and it's out of the way...

Posted by CNC | May 25, 2010 4:50 PM

taking the SI Ferry is fun and it's RIGHT THERE. easier to get to than coney island. and you can drink on the way.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 5:07 PM

A truly rare treat ! I think Jack White has formed 3 new bands and already over toured them since the last time B & S came to the states..

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 7:20 PM

how delightful! la la

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 7:50 PM

Actually, I'm pretty sure the Battery Park show was their most recent US show, and one of their most recent shows anywhere (which is notable since it was in 2006, and an absolutely fantastic show)

Posted by schmod | May 25, 2010 9:54 PM

sponsored by Kin at a secret location near you

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 10:02 PM

"sponsored by Kin at a secret location near you"

...not bloody likely !

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 10:07 PM

Wellmont Theatre?

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2010 1:47 AM

Wellmont would be a great place for them!

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2010 7:31 AM

total slacker should open if they play here

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2010 12:04 PM

Wellmont would only be great if they do it GA. If that's the case... it would be perfect!

But an outdoor GA show would be awesome too.

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2010 12:21 PM

09-30 Brooklyn, NY - Williamsburg Waterfront
> 10-02 Las Vegas, NV - Matador Records 21st Birthday Party
> 10-03 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
> 10-07 Guadalajara, Mexico - Teatro Estudio Cavaret
> 10-09 Mexico City, Mexico - TBA
> 10-11 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
> 10-12 Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall
> 10-14 Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall
> 10-15 Boston, MA - Wang Theatre
> 10-17 San Francisco, CA - TBA
>

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 8:30 AM

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