French multi-instrumentalist and composer Yann Tiersen is just about to release a new solo record, his eighth. Infinity helps Tiersen buck the “Amélie composer” label with its punk references and Joy Division airs, something that should be evident in the clip for “A Midsummer Evening,” which The A.V. Club is premiering below. Framing the song against a man who wakes up on the cusp of some sort of cataclysmic event, the clip is the work of director Marcus Herring, who’s also made clips for Kavinsky and Rooney.
Tiersen is touring North America starting May 25, and dates are below.
Yann Tiersen tour 2014
May 25-26—Teatro De La Ciudad—Mexico City, Mexico
May 28—9:30 Club—Washington, D.C.
May 29—Theatre Of The Living Arts—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 30-31—Highline Ballroom—New York, New York
June 1—The Sinclair—Cambridge, Massachusetts
June 3—Soda Club—Montreal, Quebec
June 4—The Opera House—Toronto, Ontario
June 6—The Crofoot Ballroom—Detroit, Michigan
June 7—The Bottom Lounge—Chicago, Illinois
June 8—Cedar Cultural Center—Minneapolis, Minnesota
June 10—Bluebird Theater—Denver, Colorado
June 11—Urban Lounge—Salt Lake City, Utah
June 13—Rio Theatre—Vancouver, British Columbia
June 14—Neumos—Seattle, Washington
June 15—Wonder Ballroom—Portland, Oregon
June 17—Regency Ballroom—San Francisco, California
June 18—Rio Theatre—Santa Cruz, California
June 20—The Fonda Theatre—Los Angeles, California
July 19—Les Georges Festival—Fribourg, Switzerland