M83 Is Home For the Night–“Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming” Tour Stops at the Music Box Wednesday

It’s got to be weird to hit the city you live in in the middle of a tour. Speaking here of course of LA-based Anthony Gonzalez/M83. How long do you get to relax in your own pad? Do you water the plants? Check out the mail? Hit the TiVo? A bit of laundry? Or, do you want to stay away from home entirely to remain in the touring frame of mind, to stay sharp, knowing you still have two long weeks ahead on the road?

The video’s only a few weeks old, but since the single dropped in July, “Midnight City” already feels lived in, like it always existed, out of time. That stabbing synth riff no doubt has soundtracked innumerable hookups, breakups and makeups. Real nice use a couple weeks ago on How to Make it in America (best half-hour on TV right now). I read online that the setting of the video is meant to be the outskirts of Los Angeles. Not sure about that, but a memorable creepy, cinematic clip for sure.

M83 | iloveM83.com | Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming new double CD/LP/digital | Nice recent LA Weekly piece

Tour Dates

Nov. 9 – Los Angeles, CA – Music Box (Sold Out)
Nov. 10 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine (Sold Out)
Nov. 11 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom (Sold Out)
Nov. 12 – Vancouver, BC – Venue (Sold Out)
Nov. 13 – Seattle, WA – Neumos (early show) (Sold Out)
Nov. 13 – Seattle, WA – Neumos (late show) (Sold Out)
Nov. 16 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Nov. 17 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall (early show) (Sold Out)
Nov. 17 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall (late show) (Sold Out)
Nov. 18 – Toronto, ON – Lees Palace (Sold Out)
Nov. 19 – Montreal, QC – Le S.A.T.
Nov. 20 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Nov. 22 – New York, NY – Webster Hall (Sold Out)
Nov. 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg (Sold Out)