M83 will be performing “Kim and Jessie,” on Late Night With Conan O’Brien on January 27th. This performance marks another giant leap forward in what has been an exciting 10 months for the Antibes, France-based Anthony Gonzalez.
In addition to playing Madison Square Garden with the Killers on January 25th, M83 will play a solo show in New York at Irving Plaza on January 24th. This will be a rare and exclusive event with M83 playing an opening set of ambient music followed by the intense set M83 has been rocking in support of “Saturdays=Youth. Check out the full tour schedule below.
Released in April 2008, M83’s fifth album, Saturdays = Youth, has taken them to new heights, performing well at radio, receiving accolades from all corners of the media and selling more than the band has ever sold before. The year culminated in a sold-out fall tour, and 2009 promises to pick up where the band left off in December. “Kim and Jessie” is the album’s new single.
“Saturdays = Youth” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top New Artist Heatseekers Chart, went to #1 on the CMJ Top 200, is the #1 record of 2008 at Urban Outfitters and received an NPR nomination for Album of the Year. The record also met with additional critical praise including an 8.5/10 review ranking from Pitchfork, and an 8/10 review ranking from Wired. It closed 2008 with multiple top album and top track nominations.
The video for “Kim and Jessie” ranked in the top-20 at MTV2 Subterranean/Paste Magazine’s Top 25 Videos of 2008.
Mute is currently holding a video contest for the album’s upcoming single “We Own The Sky.” Entries must be submitted by January 20th. The winner will have their video debuted on Pitchfork TV. To submit an entry visit: http://www.youtube.com/group/m83
M83 Tour Dates supporting The Killers:
17 Denver, CO @ Magness Arena – Ritchie Center
18 Omaha, NE @ The Lowdown (solo show)
19 Minneapolis, MN @ Northrop Auditorium
20 Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion
22 Detroit, MI @ EMU Convocation Center
23 Toronto, ONT @ Air Canada Centre
24 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza (solo show)
25 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
26 Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
28 Washington, DC @ George Mason University Patriot Center
29 Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
30 Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Civic Center
31 Nashville, TN @ Grand Ole Opry House
February2 Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
3 Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
4 Dallas, TX @ Nokia Theatre