M83's new single, 'Midnight City', was released as a free download on the band's website in July 2011. It is the lead single taken from their sixth studio album, 'Hurry Up, We're Dreaming', which was released October 18th, 2011, through record label Naive. The band has announced a UK tour, which will starts in December 2011 and continue on into 2012.
M83 is a French electronic pop act formed by Anthony Gonzalez in 2001. Although he records on his own, he has the occasional help from his brother Yann, drummer Loic Maurin, guitarist and bassist Pierre-Marie Maulini and vocalist and keyboardist Morgan Kibby.
M83's music has been widely used in TV and video games, for example, 'Teen Angst' was used in the trailer for the animated Keanu Reeves film 'A Scanner Darkly'. Many of their songs are staples in the British motoring programme 'Top Gear'.
M83's UK tour will kick off in a sold out show in London on December 1st 2011 and will resume in January 2012. The full list of dates is as follows:
Thu 1 Dec London Heaven
Tue 17 Jan Bristol Trinity
Wed 18 Jan Manchester Ritz
Thu 19 Jan Glasgow Arches
Fri 20 Jan Leeds Cockpit
Sat 21 Jan Birmingham Institute
Sun 22 Jan Brighton Concorde
Thu 16 Feb London Shepherds Bush Empire
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