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Phoenix announce new LP ‘Ti Amo,’ debuted new songs at first show in 3 years (video, setlist)

twee dagen in een @wearephoenix -coma gelegen. amai.

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Phoenix are back and will release new album Ti Amo on June 9 via Glassnote. Fans in Belgium got an early taste of the album Sunday night (4/23) at Muziekcentrum Trix in Antwerp where they played three new songs, “J-Boy,” “Role Model” and Ti Amo‘s title track. It was their first show in three years. Watch fan-recorded video from the Belgium show below, along with a full setlist.

Singer Thomas Mars talked to The New York Times about the new LP:

“At some point when we were in the studio, there was a slight sense of guilt,” said Mr. Mars, sipping a pilsner in a cafe near the a New York home in Greenwich Village that he shares with his wife, the director Sofia Coppola, and their two daughters. “But we were comforted by the idea that the four of us working wasn’t escapism or denial,” he added. “When that became clear, the guilt disappeared.”

Like his bandmates — all of whom he’s known since they were youngsters living outside Paris alongside future members of Daft Punk and Air — Mr. Mars, sporting a perfectly mussed indie-rock bedhead, is chatty and charming and prone to slightly nerdy asides about short stories or scientific principles. Since the core of Phoenix’s music is improvisational, it’s hard for him, or any band member, to explain why each album sounds the way it does.

That world tour begins in earnest in May in the U.S. and is a mix of festivals — like NYC’s Governors Ball — and club shows. Tour dates are listed below.

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De zaal van 1100 man bleek er een voor 432, maar de hits van Phoenix waren nog steeds hits.

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SETLIST: Phoenix @ Muziekcentrum TRIX, Antwerp, Belgium 4/23/2017
Ti Amo
S.O.S. in Bel Air
Long Distance Call
Role Model
Trying to Be Cool / Drakkar Noir
If I Ever Feel Better / Funky Squaredance

(Slow version)
Ti Amo Di Piu (reprise)

Phoenix – 2017 Tour Dates
5/12/17 Miami, FL @ Fillmore *
5/13/17 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues *
5/14/17 Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
5/15/17 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium *
6/2/17 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore +
6/3/17 New York, NY @ Governor’s Ball
6/4/17 Toronto, ON @ Field Trip Festival
6/5/17 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom +
6/7/17 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks + %
6/11/17 San Diego, CA @ 91x Valley View Casino Center
6/13/17 Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater +
6/14/17 Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl +
6/15/17 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl +
6/29/17 Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain @ Vida Festival
6/30/17 Marmande, France @ Garorock Festival
7/6/17 Lisbon, Portugal @ NOS Alive
7/7/17 Bilbao, Spain @ Bilbao BBK Live
7/8/17 Herouville-St-Clair, France @ Beauregard Festival
7/9/17 Belfort, France @ Les Eurockeenes Festival
7/13/17 Aix-les-Bains, France @ Musilac Festival
7/14/17 Carhaix, France @ Les Vieilles Charrues
7/12-16/17 Dour, Belgium @ Dour Festival
7/14-16/17 Berlin, Germany @ Melt! Festival
7/20-22/17 Wiesen, Austria @ Out of the Woods
7/22/17 Roma, Italy @ Postepay Rock in Roma
8/11-12/17 Bali, Indonesia @ Sunny Side Up Festival
8/11-13/17 Jakarta, Indonesia @ We The Fest
8/15/17 Manila, Philippines @ Araneta Coliseum
8/18-20/17 Osaka, Japan @ Summersonic Festival
8/18-20/17 Tokyo, Japan @ Summersonic Festival
9/2/17 Dublin, Ireland @ Electric Picnic
9/29/17 Paris, France @ AccorHotels Area
9/30/17 London, UK @ Alexandra Palace

* -With Whitney
+ -With The Lemon Twigs
% -With Miike Snow

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