The Spanish tour dates have just been announced, and include the Estrella Levante SOS 4.8 Festival in Murcia.
The dates are:
4 May - MURCIA, SPAIN | Estrella Levante SOS 4.8 Festival
6 May - BARCELONA, SPAIN | Sala Apolo
7 May - MADRID, SPAIN | Teatro Rialto
Ticket information for all dates can be found on the calendar.
Posted by CG
December 13, 2011 >
MAGNETIC FIELDS LOVE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA OUT MARCH 6
The Magnetic Fields will be releasing a new album, Love at the Bottom of the Sea, on March 6, 2012, on Merge Records in North America, and Domino Records overseas. The band's tenth full-length album is their first release of new material with Merge since 1999's highly acclaimed 69 Love Songs. The band will celebrate their new album with tours through North America and Europe. Please visit the calendar for full ticket purchasing information.
Merritt notes about the new album that "instead of using a synthesizer as a melodic instrument, much of the time I used it as a compositional destructive mechanism, something eating away at the apparent order of my perfectionist arrangements. I was very happy to be using synthesizers in ways that I had not done before. Most of the synthesizers on the record didn't exist when we were last using synthesizers."
The songs - none over three minutes long - were recorded with Merritt's usual cast of collaborators: Claudia Gonson, Sam Davol, John Woo, Shirley Simms, Johny Blood and Daniel Handler.
There will be a limited-edition eggshell-colored vinyl available exclusively to those who pre-order the album at the Merge Records Store. The first 100 people who order the album from Merge will receive a free signed poster and a Magnetic Fields button.
The Magnetic Fields will embark on a North American and Canadian tour, beginning March 6th, 2012. More information is available on the calendar. The dates are:
March 6 - HUDSON, NY | Helsinki Hudson
March 7 - PHILADELPHIA, PA | Union Transfer
March 14, 15, 16 - AUSTIN, TX | SXSW
March 18 - VANCOUVER, BC | The Vogue
March 19 - SEATTLE, WA | Neptune Theater
March 20 - SEATTLE, WA | Neptune Theater
March 21 - PORTLAND, OR | Roseland Theater
March 23 - LOS ANGELES, CA | Orpheum Theater
March 24 - OAKLAND, CA | Fox Theater
March 26 - CHICAGO, IL | Vic Theater
March 27 - CHICAGO, IL | Vic Theater
March 28 - IOWA CITY, IA | Englert Theater
March 30 - TORONTO ONT | Sound Academy
March 31 - MONTREAL, QUE | Le National
April 3 - NEW YORK, NY | Beacon Theater
April 6 - BOSTON, MA | Berklee Performance Center
April 7 - BOSTON, MA | Berklee Performance Center
April 9 - WASHINGTON, DC | The 930 Club
April 11 - CARRBORO, NC | Cat's Cradle
April 12 - CARRBORO, NC | Cat's Cradle
April 14 - ATLANTA, GA | Variety Playhouse
The European Magnetic Fields' tour will begin shortly after the US and Canada tour, in late April, 2012. The tour will last for 3 and a half weeks. The dates are:
11 March - MINEHEAD, UK | All Tomorrow's Parties
24 April - BRIGHTON, UK | Komedia
25 April - LONDON, UK | Royal Festival Hall
27 April - MANCHESTER, UK | Royal Northern College of Music
28 April - DUBLIN, IRELAND | Olympia
29 April - CORK, IRELAND | Cork Opera House
1 May - PORTO, PORTUGAL
2 May - LISBON, PORTUGAL
9 May - OSLO, NORWAY | Rockefeller (Tickets on sale 17 Dec.)
11 May - GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN | Annedalskyrkan
12 May - STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN | Filadelfiakyrkan
14 May - BERLIN, GERMANY | Passionskirche
15 May - HAMBURG, GERMANY | Kampnagel K6
16 May - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS | De Duif
More dates in Europe will be announced shortly. Sign up for the newsletter and follow the band @TheMagFields for the latest news.