Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Canadian indie rock collective Broken Social Scene announce UK tour

Broken Social Scene have announced 2018 tour dates in support of their first album release in seven years, 2017’s  Hug of Thunder, including a date at Birmingham’s O2 Academy on May 31st.

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The Toronto collective, led by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning, are renowned for their various associated band members including Grammy nominated Leslie Feist, members of Do Make Say Think, KC Accidental, Metric and Apostle of Hustle, among many others. With previous performances involving anywhere from six to twenty musicians, it is anyone’s guess how many contributors will complete this musical ensemble throughout the tour.

Having received glowing reviews since their return from hiatus and Hug of Thunder being described as the album that ‘distills their sound to a vital essence’, the Broken Social Scene party will be bringing their indie rock utopian collectivism to Birmingham.

Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster and full tour dates are below.

May 2018

28 – Dublin, The Tivoli
29 – Glasgow, The Garage
30 – Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall
31 – Birmingham, O2 Academy

June 2018

1 – Bristol, O2 Academy
2 – All Points East Festival, London

Louise Spears

English and Media Studies graduate, frequent traveler, vinyl and vintage of delta blues, folk, 60s/70s rock, psychedelia and the many gaps in between. Favourite artists include Wooden Shjips, Radio Moscow, All Them Witches and too many others to mention.