Belle & Sebastian are releasing the second in their trio of How To Solve Our Human Problems EPs on January 19. You can listen to "I'll Be Your Pilot" from that, as well as a stream of the first EP, below. In celebration of the second EP's release, the band's Stuart Murdoch and Stevie Jackson will be in NYC to host a film event at Metrograph on January 17. This "Belle & Sebastian Dream Double Feature" is subtitled "Down and Out in Paris and London" and features Joseph Losey's 1963 film The Servant, and Francois Truffaut's 1968 film Stolen Kisses. Stuart and Stevie provide program notes:

"It’s interesting to contrast these two films to perhaps gauge the different vibes in the two great European cities in the 1960s. Still hungover after the war, the youth and young thinking are starting to shake things up and challenge the rigid social structures that are still in place. The Paris chapter follows the fortune of Truffaut’s young hero Antoine Doinel—his carefree attitude to life, love and work still charms and amuses in 2017." —Stuart Murdoch

"I like Stuart's choice as I'm very much a cinematic Francophile. In this respect, I'm very much an Anglophile too. I'm fascinated by British cinema especially in the 1960's. The Servant is one of the best. Class warfare, sexual politics, spooky intrigue. Pinter is on fire here. Brilliant direction and acting too. The beautiful monochrome English 60's atmosphere is worth the price of admission alone but there's so much more..." —Stevie Jackson

Tickets are on sale now and you can watch trailers for both films below.

Belle & Sebastian will begin their European tour in February, and all dates on that tour are listed below. Still no North American shows announced.


Belle & Sebastian - 2018 Tour Dates
Feb 5, 2018 Borgerhout, Belgium De Roma
Feb 6, 2018 Strasbourg, France La Laiterie
Feb 7, 2018 Paris, France Salle Pleyel
Feb 9, 2018 Nantes, France Stereolux
Feb 11, 2018 Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg Rockhal Club
Feb 12, 2018 Zürich, Switzerland X-TRA
Feb 13, 2018 Milan, Italy Fabrique
Feb 14, 2018 Bologna, Italy Estragon
Feb 16, 2018 Munich, Germany Muffathalle
Feb 17, 2018 Berlin, Germany Admiralspalast
Feb 18, 2018 Frankfurt, Germany Batschkapp
Feb 19, 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands Royal Theatre Carré (Koninklijk Theater Carré)
Feb 21, 2018 Copenhagen, Denmark Dr Koncerthuset/dr Concert Hall
Feb 22, 2018 Stockholm, Sweden Münchenbryggeriet
Feb 23, 2018 Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene
Feb 24, 2018 Gothenburg, Sweden Gothenburg Studios
Mar 6, 2018 Truro, UK Hall for Cornwall
Mar 8, 2018 Cardiff, UK Wales Millennium Centre
Mar 9, 2018 Aberystwyth, UK Aberystwyth Arts Centre (Canolfan Y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth)
Mar 10, 2018 Nottingham, UK Rock City
Mar 12, 2018 Manchester, UK The Bridgewater Hall
Mar 13, 2018 Cambridge, UK Cambridge Corn Exchange
Mar 15, 2018 Brighton, UK Brighton Dome
Mar 16, 2018 London, UK Troxy
Mar 17, 2018 London, UK Troxy
Mar 19, 2018 Liverpool, UK Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Mar 20, 2018 York, UK Grand Opera House
Mar 22, 2018 Gateshead, UK Sage Gateshead
Mar 23, 2018 Perth, UK Perth Concert Hall
Mar 24, 2018 Edinburgh, UK Usher Hall
May 25, 2018 Glasgow, UK The Galvanizers Yard

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