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Ezra Furman shares “Body Was Made” video, expands tour, playing NYC in February before UK/EU dates

photo: Ezra Furman @ BVCMJ 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Ezra Furman

Ezra Furman has made a video for “Body Was Made,” his joyous protest anthem from this year’s great Perpetual Motion People. It was directed by the team of Anika Mottershaw & Kimberly Arms, and here’s what Ezra told Noisey about it:

‘Body Was Made’ is a protest song against the people and forces that would make me ashamed of my body, my gender and my sexuality,” he says. “It’s a declaration of freedom from false authority and self-appointed social police who have given me grief all my life.

Watch it below.

Having just played NYC during CMJ (including a super fun set at our Friday day party), Ezra is currently in Europe but will be back in North America for West Coast dates with The Entrance Band’s Guy Blakeslee in December. He’s also just announced a new NYC show, playing Bowery Ballroom on February 10, which is just ahead of another UK/European visit. Tickets for Bowery go on sale Friday (10/30) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (10/28) at noon. All dates are listed, along with the new video, below…

Ezra Furman – 2015/2016 Tour Dates
Tue 27 Oct 2015 Lido Berlin, Germany
Wed 28 Oct 2015 Molotow Hamburg, Germany
Thu 29 Oct 2015 Blue Shell Cologne, Germany
Sat 31 Oct 2015 Gaztemaniak 2015 Zarautz, Spain
Sun 01 Nov 2015 Centro Musical y Artistico Las Armas Zaragoza, Spain
Mon 02 Nov 2015 Sala El Sol Madrid, Spain
Tue 03 Nov 2015 La Rambleta Valencia, Spain
Wed 04 Nov 2015 Sidecar Barcelona, Spain
Sat 07 Nov 2015 Le Romandie Rock Club Lausanne, Switzerland
Sun 08 Nov 2015 Exil Zürich, Switzerland
Sun 08 Nov 2015 Le Romandie Rock Club Lausanne, Switzerland
Mon 09 Nov 2015 Flex Vienna, Austria
Wed 11 Nov 2015 Keller Klub Stuttgart, Germany
Thu 12 Nov 2015 Hotel Shanghai Essen, Germany
Sat 14 Nov 2015 O2 Academy Bristol Bristol, UK
Sat 14 Nov 2015 O2 Academy Bristol Bristol, UK
Sun 15 Nov 2015 The Theatre at Arts Club Liverpool, UK
Mon 16 Nov 2015 Manchester Gorilla Manchester, UK
Tue 17 Nov 2015 The Art School Glasgow, UK
Wed 18 Nov 2015 The Glee Club Nottingham, UK
Tue 01 Dec 2015 The Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA, US
Wed 02 Dec 2015 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR, US
Sun 06 Dec 2015 Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, CA, US
Wed 09 Dec 2015 The Echo Los Angeles, CA, US
Wed 10 Feb 2016 The Bowery Ballroom New York, NY, US
Mon 15 Feb 2016 O2 Academy Oxford Oxford, UK
Tue 16 Feb 2016 Glee Club Birmingham, UK
Wed 17 Feb 2016 University of Sheffield Sheffield, UK
Thu 18 Feb 2016 Concorde 2 Brighton, UK
Sun 21 Feb 2016 Paradiso Kleine Zaal Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mon 22 Feb 2016 Lwl – Museum Für Kunst Und Kultur Münster, Germany
Tue 23 Feb 2016 Roter Salon Im Z-bau Nuremberg, Germany
Mon 29 Feb 2016 John Dee Oslo, Norway
Tue 01 Mar 2016 Debaser Strand Stockholm, Sweden
Tue 01 Mar 2016 Debaser Strand Stockholm, Sweden
Wed 02 Mar 2016 Copenhagen Jazzhouse Copenhagen, Denmark

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