M83 have announced a new album, ‘Fantasy’

Check out the new single 'Oceans Niagara'.

After several years of waiting, M83 – the project of Anthony Gonzalez – has announced a ninth studio album, ‘Fantasy’.

The record is due to be released on March 17th, 2023 via Mute and Other Suns, Anthony’s own new label. Gonzalez explains: “I wanted this record to be very impactful live,” says Gonzalez. “The idea was to come back with something closer to the energy of Before The Dawn Heals Us. The combination of guitars and synths is always in my music, but it’s maybe more present on this new record than on the previous ones.” He adds, “I wanted to be more present lyrically and vocally even if that was daunting at first. I thought if I could achieve that, this album will be more personal than those that came before.”

The expansive sound the album carries can be heard in the single ‘Oceans Niagara’ which comes with a music video directed by Anthony’s brother, filmmaker Yann Gonzalez.

Along with the album announcement, M83 have also released their tour dates for North America. The run stretches from April to May, with the first show in Phoenix, Arizona, and the final show in Los Angeles, California. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 13th at 10 AM local time.

10 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
11 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
13 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
14 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
15 – Houston, TX – The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall
16 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
18 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
19 – Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
21 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
22 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
23 – Boston, MA – Roadrunner
25 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
28 – Montreal, QC – MTELUS
29 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY
30 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre

2 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
3 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
5 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
6 – Salt Lake City, UT – Ogden Amphitheater
8 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
9 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
10 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
14 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
16 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

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