M83 pull massive prank by going on tour, telling everybody they’ve got a prank planned, but actually just going on tour

M83 pull massive prank by going on tour, telling everybody they've got a prank planned, but actually just going on tour

Music fans across the globe know M83 as fine purveyors of cinematic synth-pop. Depending on who you are, they’re My Bloody Valentine with synthesizers or U2 with synthesizers or The Cure with synthesizers. No matter who you are, you probably know they have synthesizers. But did you know they’re also Andy Kaufman with synthesizers? It’s true. M83 king Anthony Gonzalez is rather fond of large-scale pranks and hoaxes, many times unbeknownst to his fanbase. For instance, 2003’s Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts is actually called Red Seas, Dead Cities & Lost Ghosts. Whoa, who knew? Nobody, except for those truly in-the-know.

For M83’s latest and greatest prank, Gonzalez has invited his fans to unravel the puzzle behind his band’s forthcoming tour. What could it mean when M83 goes on a series of trips through North America throughout August, September, and October? Only the most hard-nosed fans will know in the end. As it turns out, there’s no puzzle. M83 is just going on tour in support of Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (TMT Review). But they’ll drive plenty of their fans insane in the process.

M83 dates:

08.02.12 - Munhall, PA - Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
08.03.12 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
08.04.12 - Toronto, ON - Historic Fort York
08.07.12 - Portland, ME - State Theater
08.08.12 - New York, NY - Central Park Summerstage
08.31.12 - San Diego, CA - SOMA
09.01.12 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
09.03.12 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot 2012
09.05.12 - Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Event Centre
09.06.12 - Calgary, AB - Mac Ewan Ballroom
09.26.12 - Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason
09.27.12 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues Orlando
09.29.12 - Richmond, VA - The National
09.30.12 - Norfolk, VA - NorVA
10.02.12 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
10.03.12 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
10.04.12 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theater
10.07.12 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
10.09.12 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
10.10.12 - Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center
10.11.12 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
10.12.12 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
10.14.12 - San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Music Festival

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