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Broken Social Scene announces additional tour dates, new single “Hug Of Thunder”

Kevin Drew and Lisa Lobsinger of Broken Social Scene at Tipitina’s in New Orleans in 2011 (Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

For the first time since 2011, Canadian indie-rock supergroup Broken Social Scene is going on tour. This summer and fall, BSS will perform throughout Europe, Canada, and the States—including a set at Barcelona’s Primavera Festival—in support of its upcoming album, Hug Of Thunder, out July 7 on its Arts & Crafts record label. Hug Of Thunder is the band’s first album since 2010’s Forgiveness Rock Record and features contributions from all 15 of the band’s original members, including Leslie Feist (Feist), Emily Haines (Metric), Amy Millan (Stars), and founding members Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning.

Today BSS also released Hug Of Thunder’s second single, and title track:


Tickets for the tour go on sale May 17 via the band’s website. For this tour, BSS will donate $1 from every ticket to Plus 1 to support access to arts education for youth in disadvantaged communities. Vancouver pop act The Belle Game and Scottish indie-rockers Frightened Rabbit will join BSS for select dates.

Here’s the current list of dates and cities, with additional shows to be announced:

Broken Social Scene Tour 2017

5/23—Albert Hall—Manchester, United Kingdom
5/24—Brixton Academy—London
5/26—Immergut Festival—Neustrelitz, Germany
5/28—Trix Club—Antwerp, Belgium
6/1—Primavera Sound—Barcelona, Spain
6/3—Field Trip—Toronto
6/24—Arroyo Seco Weekend—Pasadena, CA
7/21-7/23—Interstellar Rodeo—Edmonton, AB
9/16—State Theatre—Ithaca, NY~
9/17—Meadows Music & Art Festival, New York
9/19—9:30 Club—Washington, DC~
9/21—Orange Peel—Asheville, NC~
9/24—The Pageant—St. Louis*
9/26—Hoyt Sherman—Des Moines, IA*
9/27—Pabst Theater—Milwaukee*
9/28—The Palace—St. Paul, MN*
9/29—Aragon Ballroom—Chicago*
9/30—The Fillmore—Detroit*
10/1—Byham Theater—Pittsburgh*
10/3—The Fillmore—Philadelphia
10/5—State Theater—Portland, ME*
10/6—College Street—New Haven, CT*
10/7—House Of Blues—Boston

~ - with The Belle Game
* - with Frightened Rabbit

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