Austra's tour in support of their excellent third album, Future Politics, stopped at Warsaw in Brooklyn last night. The setlist focused mostly on the new songs, but not without a few older favorites like "Lose It," "Beat And The Pulse," and "Home." Dramatic lighting illuminated pillars of faux-pyro flames set off to the sides of the stage. Katie Stelmanis and her bandmates didn't say much between songs, but she did remark near the end how nice is was to feel all the crowd's energy in that room. Check out pictures of Austra and openers Ela Minus and Fielded in the gallery above.

Austra have a new video for "I Love You More Than You Love Yourself," directed by M. Blash, and inspired by the story of former NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak. As Katie says, she and Blash "wanted to use it to explore issues of mental health and depression, things so many of us experience, in the hope of further de-stigmatizing such conversations." Watch it below.

Ela Minus, who has an EP, Adapt, coming out soon, continues on tour with Austra for a few more days, and plays an EP release show in February. The Range opens the rest of their North American dates through February. See all of Austra's upcoming tour dates below.

Austra - 2017 Tour Dates
Jan 27 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA^#
Jan 28 Black Cat Washington, DC^
Jan 29 Motorco Music Hall Durham, NC^
Jan 31 Exit/In Nashville, TN*
Feb 01 Terminal West Atlanta, GA*
Feb 02 Gasa Gasa New Orleans, LA*
Feb 03 Trees Dallas, TX*
Feb 04 Mohawk Austin, TX*
Feb 05 Lowbrow Palace El Paso, TX*
Feb 07 Valley Bar Phoenix, AZ*
Feb 08 The Casbah San Diego, CA*
Feb 09 El Ray Theatre Los Angeles, CA*
Feb 11 Mezzanine San Francisco, CA*
Feb 13 Holocene Portland, OR*
Feb 14 The Crocodile Seattle, WA*
Feb 17 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN*
Feb 18 Thalia Hall Chicago, IL*
Feb 19 MAGIC STICK Detroit, MI*
Mar 04 Paradiso (Indiestad) Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mar 06 Uebel & Gefährlich Hamburg, Germany
Mar 07 Klub Niebo Warsaw, Poland
Mar 08 Astra Kulturhaus Berlin, Germany
Mar 09 Muffatwerk (Ampere) Munich, Germany
Mar 10 Conne Island Leipzig, Germany
Mar 11 Posthof Linz, Austria
Mar 12 WUK Vienna, Austria
Mar 15 Biko Milan, Italy
Mar 16 Les Docks Lausanne, Switzerland
Mar 17 Dampfzentrale Berne, Switzerland
Mar 18 Gloria-Theater Köln, Germany
Mar 21 Patterns Brighton, United Kingdom
Mar 22 Village Underground London, United Kingdom
Mar 23 Summerhall Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Mar 24 The Deaf Institute Manchester, United Kingdom
Mar 25 The Button Factory Dublin, Ireland
Mar 28 Le Grand Mix Tourcoing, France
Mar 29 Les Trinitaires Metz, France
Mar 31 Le Trianon Paris, France
Apr 01 Le Metronum Toulouse, France
Apr 05 MAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo A Coruna, Spain
Apr 06 Teatro Barcelo Madrid, Spain
Apr 07 La Rambleta Valencia, Spain
Apr 08 Sala Apolo Barcelona, Spain
Apr 12 L’Epicerie Moderne Feyzin, France
Apr 13 La Sirene La Rochelle, France
Apr 15 Le 106 Rouen, France
Apr 16 AB Box Brussels, Belgium

^ – w/ Ela Minus
~ – w/ Fielded
# – w/ Moor Mother
* – w/ The Range


photos by Amanda Hatfield

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