Canada’s indie rock musical collective Broken Social Scene are continuing their return to the live arena with a string of European dates in late May and early June, including a slot at Primavera.
But before they reach Barcelona, the band play Albert Hall in Manchester and, on 24 May, London’s Brixton Academy.
Tickets go on sale on 24 February from their website.
The group, who ended a prolonged hiatus late last summer with performances at Electric Picnic, Festival No.6, and End Of The Road, are currently completing work on their first studio album since 2010’s ‘Forgiveness Rock Record’.
Established in Toronto in 2001 by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning, who almost single-handedly wrote recorded their mostly instrumental ambient debut album ‘Feel Good Lost’, the band broke out with a dramatically expanded line-up and sound on its 2002 successor, ‘You Forgot It In People’.
“I was scared to see if people were going to embrace the idea of a whole shitload of sounds on one album,” Drew said of the album, recorded by 11 band members.
The breakthrough LP was followed three years later by their Juno Award-winning self-titled third studio album. Following the tour in support of ‘Forgiveness Rock Record’, Drew announced the band’s hiatus.
“I think we’ve really gone as far as we can with playing these tunes,” he told Pitchfork in 2011. “It comes down to Kenny Rogers: ‘You got to know when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em.’”