UnderTheRadar Presents: Broken Social SceneBroken Social Scene to play Auckland and Wellington in August. / Tuesday 18th May, 2010 4:48PM
We're hoping that you haven't been overloaded with awesome tour news lately, because UTR has yet another very special announcement to make.
Mystery Girl and UnderTheRadar are proud to bring you the return of Broken Social Scene to New Zealand in August! The band plays both Auckland and Wellington, giving more of you a chance to make it to one of their shows. They're such a generous bunch.
Friday 6th August - The Kings Arms, Auckland
Saturday 7th August - San Francisco Bath House, Wellington
Tickets on sale Monday 24th May from here at UTR.
Formed in Toronto in 2002 by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning from an assortment of their very talented musical friends, lovers and strangers, Broken Social Scene very quickly established themselves as one of the most vital voices in independent music. Their albums were cinematic, critically-acclaimed and lovingly-wrapped parcels of concepts and melodies that married a dizzying onslaught of sounds with finely-crafted choruses, and saw them instantly recognised on the international stage. Though at times having up to a dozen or more musicians (including Feist & members of Stars) on said stage meant it wasn’t really that hard to recognise them!
Forward to 2010 and Broken Social Scene have just released their first record-proper, “Forgiveness Rock Record”, in almost five years. And with a slightly stripped back line-up (8 people at last count) they have delivered a considered, complex and brilliant album of stories about love and forgiveness. It would be fair to say that Broken Social Scene are BACK(!), and in an era of flash-in-the-pan supergroups we welcome them with loving open arms.
Tickets $49+ BF on sale from www.undertheradar.co.nz and Real Groovy from 24th of May.
Fri 6th Aug, Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
Sat 7th Aug, The San Francisco Bath House, Wellington