Laneway Presents M83

M83 today announces that they will play an anticipated show at Singapore’s Hard Rock Hotel on Thursday 19 May.

Since the last Singapore visit in 2012 which saw him perform at Laneway Festival, Anthony Gonzalez – the sonic visionary behind the sublime sound of M83 – has toured the world over, taking his exultant songs to some of the world’s premier live music venues and festival main-stages, from Lollapalooza to Melt! Festival, the Hollywood Bowl to London’s O2 Academy and everything in between.

It was the triumphant release of 2011’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming that gained acclaim as Gonzalez’s opus, placing M83 in the direct current of the mainstream and earning a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Album that year. The album topped the Billboard chart and received a rare 9.1 album rating from Pitchfork, who named it as one of the 100 Best Albums of the Decade So Far, while securing Gonzalez praise for his “wide open interplanetary soundscape of reverb-washed guitar, and rocket-fuelled-beats that build and burst behind competing tides of synthesis”.

2016 will bring with it the release of M83’s first album in five years, which Gonzalez describes as “more fun and fresh” with “a lot of eclecticism”. M83’s epic return to the international touring circuit will be launched with an extensive North American tour this April, and bookmarked by festival appearances across the year including Sasquatch Music Festival, Bonnaroo, Way Out Festival and Flow Festival. April’s dual Coachella performances will see M83 take the stage alongside the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Calvin Harris, Guns N Roses, Sia and more.

On arrival in Singapore in May, M83 will be raring to deliver their best live show ever. As one past reviewer notes, “(M83’s) epic stage show (was) driven by the biggest and best drum section I’ve ever heard and synths that make the entire 1980s seem like a warm up”, and another raving that “… if your mind wasn't already blown, the unbelievable wall of noise was the final knockout blow”. Music lovers, prepare to lose your minds.

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