Since being launched on the River Clyde in Glasgow in 1996 the good ship Belle And Sebastian has sailed far and wide on the oceans of international indie‐pop, stockpiling a treasure trove of gold and silver records, a loyal legion of fans and critical kudos by the barrel‐load.
The current line‐up has been in place for more than 10 years, selling over 3 million albums, releasing a dozen singles and playing countless sold‐out concerts around the world. During this period the band also moved from their original label for the UK and Europe, Jeepster ‐ through which they released five studio albums ‐ to Rough Trade.
Belle and Sebastian are coming back to North America. Today, they revealed a brief trek that will be taking place over the summer. They announced it on their website, saying that they’re “bringing our Scottish selves and songs across the pond.”
The tour announcement’s press release notes that they’re at work on new music, which is due sometime this year via Matador.
Belle and Sebastian:
7/27 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre w/ Julien Baker
7/29 – New York, NY – Panorama Music and Arts Festival
7/30 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion w/ Spoon, Andrew Bird, Ex Hex
7/31 – Raleigh, NC – North Carolina Museum of Art w/ Andrew Bird
8/2 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion w/ Andrew Bird, Porches
8/3 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for Performing Arts w/ Andrew Bird, Porches
8/6 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl w/ Spoon