Mogwai finish new album, announce 2017 world tour, officially start taking creative credit for their band name

Mogwai finish new album, announce 2017 world tour, officially start taking creative credit for their band name
The still-young team.

Instead of “playing golf” or “making haggis” or whatever other stereotypical stuff, Scottish post-rock ensemble Mogwai have announced instead that they intend to “go on some huge world tour” later this year. Fine. (Come to think of it, they’re probably better at doing that anyway.)

Oh…and also, they want us all to know that they’ve officially finished recording a new album. No details about that just yet, but when it’s released, it’ll mark their ninth studio LP — and first since 2014’s Rave Tapes. And since their tour doesn’t start until basically October, the band still has plenty of time to toy with us and tease it.

Back to that tour, though: I have not seen Mogwai live, but I listen to their live albums Special Moves and Government Commissions a lot; so, based on that, I feel eminently qualified to endorse your going to see them at one the dates listed chronologically below.

But in case (for some annoying reason) my word isn’t “good enough” for you, here is a video of them playing the track “Mogwai Fear Satan” live. It looks like the people in the audience are really enjoying it. Ergo: maybe you’ll have a fun time, too!

Mogwai world tour 2017:

09.08.17 - Portmeirion, Wales - Festival No. 6
10.10.17 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
10.11.17 - Stockholm, Sweden - Nobelberget
10.12.17 - Malmo, Sweden - KB
10.13.17 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
10.14.17 - Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle
10.16.17 - Hamburg, Germany - Docks
10.17.17 - Cologne, Germany - E-Werk
10.18.17 - Lille, France - Aeronef
10.20.17 - Brussels, Belgium - AB
10.22.17 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli Vredenburg Ronda
10.23.17 - Paris, France - Grand Rex
10.25.17 - Madrid, Spain - Riviera
10.26.17 - Basel, Switzerland - Reithalle @ Kaserne
10.27.17 - Milan, Italy - Fabrique
10.28.17 - Rome, Italy - Atlantico
10.29.17 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
10.31.17 - Prague, Czech Republic - Roxy
11.01.17 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
11.02.17 - Leipzig, Germany - Täubchenthal
11.03.17 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
11.20.17 - San Diego, CA - Observatory N. Park
11.21.17 - Los Angeles, CA - Balesco Theater
11.22.17 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
11.23.17 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
11.24.17 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox
11.25.17 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
11.28.17 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
11.30.17 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
12.01.17 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
12.02.17 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
12.03.17 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
12.05.17 - Toronto, Ontario - Danforth Music Hall
12.06.17 - Montreal, Quebec - Corona Theatre
12.07.17 - Boston, MA - Royale
12.08.17 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
12.09.17 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
12.10.17 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
12.15.17 - London, England - O2 Academy Brixton
12.16.17 - Glasgow, Scotland - The SSE Hydro

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