M83 at Music Hall of Williamsburg (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

M83 recently announced that....

"Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control M83 will now not be able to play the shows that were recently announced in Albuquerque, Phoenix and Las Vegas. We are very sorry about this and hope to be able to visit these cities later in the year."

That recent cancellation definitely sucks for M83 fans in the Southwest, and the band added insult to injury today by announcing ANOTHER NYC date on October 2nd at Hammerstein Ballroom. Tickets are on fan presale now and will hit Ticketmaster on Wed, 4/18. The show is in addition to the band's already-sold-out appearances at Terminal 5 in May AND Summerstage in August. Sick burn broze.

In other M83 news, the band posted and quickly removed a post on their Facebook wall that was targeted only at French users and stated their outrage at extreme-right political party Le Front National using the band's hit "Midnight City" in a campaign video according to Pitchfork

To my horror, I discovered that the Front National have been using "Midnight City" in one of their campaign videos. They are doing this without my permission, and I am appalled at their lack of artistic respect. At the very least, artists should be asked if they agree, or disagree, with being associated with a certain image or brand. Even the most commerce-minded advertising agencies and brands do so.
In general, the music of M83 is apolitical, and I refuse to be associated with any party, and particularly the Front National...

Show your outrage or solidarity with M83 at one of the shows listed below, which include Coachella (this weekend and next), Lollapalooza, and a gang of festivals in the EU...

M83 'Midnight City'

M83 - Kim & Jessie

M83 - 2012 TOUR DATES
Apr 12 Fox Theatre Pomona, CA
Apr 13 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Indio, CA
Apr 20 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Indio, CA
Apr 22 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Apr 23 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Apr 25 Roseland Theatre Portland, OR
Apr 26 The Neptune Seattle, WA
Apr 27 Vogue Theatre Vancouver, Canada
Apr 29 In the Venue Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 30 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
May 01 Granada Theater Lawrence, KS
May 02 The Pageant St Louis, MO
May 04 The Riviera Chicago, IL
May 05 The Majestic Theatre Detroit, MI
May 06 Sound Academy Toronto, Canada
May 07 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
May 09 House of Blues Boston, MA
May 10 Terminal 5 New York, NY
May 11 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
May 12 9:30 Club (early show) Washington, DC
May 12 9:30 Club (late show) Washington, DC
May 14 Masquerade Music Park Atlanta, GA
May 15 Marathon Music Works Nashville, TN
May 17 House of Blues Houston, TX
May 18 Stubb's Waller Creek Austin, TX
May 19 Granada Theater Dallas, TX
May 20 Granada Theater Dallas, TX
Jun 01 Primavera Sound Barcelona, Spain
Jun 03 Arena Vienna (Big Hall) Vienna, Austria
Jun 06 Estragon Bologna, Italy
Jun 10 Les Docks des Suds Marseille, France
Jun 11 Le Transbordeur Lyon, France
Jun 12 Olympia Paris, France
Jun 15 Provinssirock 2012 Seinajoki, Finland
Jun 21 Paradiso Grote Zaal Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jun 22 Hurricane Festival Scheessel, Germany
Jun 23 Ballinlough Castle County Meath, Ireland
Jun 24 Southside Festival Neuhausen, Germany
Jun 29 Hove Festival Arendal, Norway
Jul 01 Main Square Festival Arras, France
Jul 12 Rockhal Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Jul 14 Melt! Festival Gräfenhainichen, Germany
Jul 21 STADE AGUILERA Biarritz, France
Jul 22 La Halle Iraty Biarritz, France
Aug 01 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
Aug 02 Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead Homestead, PA
Aug 03 Lollpalooza Chicago, IL?
Aug 04 Fort York Toronto, Canada
Aug 05 Lollpalooza Chicago, IL?
Aug 07 State Theatre Portland, ME
Aug 08 Summerstage New York, NY
Oct 02 Hammerstein Ballroom New York, NY

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