Belle & Sebastian playing ‘If You’re Feeling Sinister’ in full at Pitchfork fest
Belle & Sebastian have announced that they’ll play their classic 1996 album, If You’re Feeling Sinister, in full at the 2019 Pitchfork Festival in Chicago. This will mark only the third time the band have played the album in full, and it’ll be the first time they’ve ever done it in North America. (Both other times were in London: the Barbican Centre in 2005 and at Royal Albert Hall in 2016 for the LP’s 20th anniversary.) “We’re going to try to turn a dark, slim Scottish sketchbook of an album into a warm summer jam for Illinois,” frontman Stuart Murdoch told Pitchfork. The 2019 Pitchfork Music Festival takes play July 19-21 at Chicago’s Union Park and tickets are still available.
The band will tour around their 7/20 Pitchfork Fest appearance, hitting Charlottesville, Philadelphia, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Cleveland, Apple Valley, MN, Detroit and the Calgary Folk Festival. Ex Hex and Men I Trust will open, depending on the date.
They’ve also got their festival-at-sea Boaty Weekender cruise, which sails from Barcelona to Cagliari, Sardinia from August 8-12 and features performances by Mogwai, Yo La Tengo, Camera Obscura, Teenage Fanclub, Django Django, Alvvays, Japanese Breakfast, Kelly Lee Owens, Nilufer Yanya, and more. Tickets are still available.
Updated dates are listed, along with a stream of If You’re Feeling Sinister, below.
Belle & Sebastian – 2019 Tour Dates
Jul-02 Sheffield, UK Leadmill
Jul-03 Manchester, UK Albert Hall
Jul-04 Oxford, UK 02 Academy
Thu-Jul-11 Charlottesville, VA Sprint Pavilion – w/ Ex Hex
Fri-Jul-12 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
Sat-Jul-13 Boston, MA House of Blues – w/ Ex Hex
Mon-Jul-15 Montreal, QC M Telus
Tue-Jul-16 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall – w/ Men I Trust
Thu-Jul-18 Pittsburgh, PA The Warhol at Carnegie Music Hall – w/ Men I Trust
Fri-Jul-19 Cleveland, OH House of Blues – w/ Men I Trust
Sat-Jul-20 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Festival
Sun-Jul-21 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
Tue-Jul-23 Apple Valley, MN WEESNER FAMILY AMPHITHEATER w/ Men I trust
Wed-Jul-24 Calgary, AB Calgary Folk Festival
Aug 8-12 Boaty Weekender