The Magnetic Fields to Tour Europe, UK in Spring, Summer

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The Magnetic Fields have announced a tour of Europe and the UK for the spring and summer, starting at Asker Kulturus in Oslo on May 31, followed by shows in Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, France, and Germany. The dates follow the band's previously announced tour of the United States and Canada in April. That tour begins at the Tarrytown Music Hall in upstate New York on April 6, followed by stops in Northampton, Raleigh, Charlottesville, Toronto, Iowa City, Saint Paul, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. 

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The Magnetic Fields have announced a tour of Europe and the UK for the spring and summer, starting at Asker Kulturus in Oslo on May 31, followed by shows in Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, France, and Germany. Tickets for the newly announced shows go on sale this Friday, February 25, at nonesuch.com/on-tour.

The dates follow The Magnetic Fields' previously announced tour of the United States and Canada in April. That twelve-city tour begins at the Tarrytown Music Hall in upstate New York on April 6, followed by stops in Northampton, Raleigh, Charlottesville, Toronto, Iowa City, Saint Paul, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. You can see all of the currently announced shows below.

The band's latest album, Quickies—released last year to critical acclaim—is twenty-eight short songs by Stephin Merritt, ranging in length from thirteen seconds to two minutes and thirty-five seconds, performed by Merritt and band members Sam Davol, Claudia Gonson, Shirley Simms, and John Woo, along with longtime friends and collaborators Chris Ewen, Daniel Handler, and Pinky Weitzman. Mxdwn says: “It’s like Merritt has made a storybook here, a collection of character sketches, or maybe even poignant profanity, such that Quickies is undeniably vivid,” while the New Yorker praises Merritt as “a mordant wit whose work connects upon contact, and whose obvious sophistication never curtails his naughty streak.”

To date, Stephin Merritt has written and recorded twelve Magnetic Fields albums, including the beloved 69 Love Songs and the 2017 critically acclaimed Nonesuch box set, 50 Song Memoir, which chronicled the first fifty years of the songwriter’s life with one song per year. New York magazine called the box set “a celebration of Merritt’s sky-high range as a writer and a player, through the exploration of the circumstances that helped cultivate it … a delightful flip through the untold back pages of one of rock’s most singular voices, and, all in all, the best damned Magnetic Fields album in the last ten years.” Merritt has also composed original music and lyrics for several music theater pieces, including an off-Broadway stage musical of Neil Gaiman’s novel Coraline, for which he received an Obie Award. In 2014, Merritt composed songs and background music for the first musical episode of public radio’s This American Life. Stephin Merritt also releases albums under the band names the 6ths, the Gothic Archies, and Future Bible Heroes.

THE MAGNETIC FIELDS ON TOUR

Apr 6 Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown, NY
Apr 7 Calvin Theater Northampton, MA
Apr 9&10 Duke Engery Center for the Performing Arts Raleigh, NC
Apr 11 The Paramount Theater Charlottesville, VA
Apr 13 Queen Elizabeth Theatre Toronto, ON
Apr 15 Englert Civic Theatre Iowa City, IA
Apr 16 Fitzgerald Theater Saint Paul, MN
Apr 18 The Moore Theatre Seattle, WA
Apr 19&20 Aladdin Theater Portland, OR
Apr 22&23 Hollywood Theatre Vancouver, BC
Apr 25&26 Palace of FIne Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA
Apr 27 The Theatre at Ace Hotel Los Angeles, CA
     
May 31 Asker Kulturhus Asker, NORWAY
Jun 2 Gota Lejon Stockholm, SWEDEN
Jun 4 Heartland Festival Funen, DENMARK
Jun 6 Primavera Sound Barcelona, SPAIN
Jun 8 Palace St. Gallen, SWITZERLAND
June 9 Theater Akzent Vienna, AUSTRIA
     
Aug 31 Eventim Apollo London, UK
Sep 2 St George's Bristol Bristol, UK
Sep 3 End of the Road Festival Dorset, UK
Sep 7 3Olympia Theatre Dublin, IRELAND
Sep 8 Cyprus Avenue Cork, IRELAND
Sep 11 Tolhuistuin Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Sep 12 La Gaîté Lyrique Paris, FRANCE
Sep 14 Zoom Frankfurt Frankfurt, GERMANY
Sep 16 Huxley's Neue Welt Berlin, GERMANY
Sep 17 Kampnagel K6 Hamburg, GERMANY
Sep 18 The Royal Opera House Copenhagen, DENMARK
     
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The Magnetic Fields: April 2022 tour
  • Wednesday, February 23, 2022
    The Magnetic Fields to Tour Europe, UK in Spring, Summer

    The Magnetic Fields have announced a tour of Europe and the UK for the spring and summer, starting at Asker Kulturus in Oslo on May 31, followed by shows in Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, France, and Germany. Tickets for the newly announced shows go on sale this Friday, February 25, at nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    The dates follow The Magnetic Fields' previously announced tour of the United States and Canada in April. That twelve-city tour begins at the Tarrytown Music Hall in upstate New York on April 6, followed by stops in Northampton, Raleigh, Charlottesville, Toronto, Iowa City, Saint Paul, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. You can see all of the currently announced shows below.

    The band's latest album, Quickies—released last year to critical acclaim—is twenty-eight short songs by Stephin Merritt, ranging in length from thirteen seconds to two minutes and thirty-five seconds, performed by Merritt and band members Sam Davol, Claudia Gonson, Shirley Simms, and John Woo, along with longtime friends and collaborators Chris Ewen, Daniel Handler, and Pinky Weitzman. Mxdwn says: “It’s like Merritt has made a storybook here, a collection of character sketches, or maybe even poignant profanity, such that Quickies is undeniably vivid,” while the New Yorker praises Merritt as “a mordant wit whose work connects upon contact, and whose obvious sophistication never curtails his naughty streak.”

    To date, Stephin Merritt has written and recorded twelve Magnetic Fields albums, including the beloved 69 Love Songs and the 2017 critically acclaimed Nonesuch box set, 50 Song Memoir, which chronicled the first fifty years of the songwriter’s life with one song per year. New York magazine called the box set “a celebration of Merritt’s sky-high range as a writer and a player, through the exploration of the circumstances that helped cultivate it … a delightful flip through the untold back pages of one of rock’s most singular voices, and, all in all, the best damned Magnetic Fields album in the last ten years.” Merritt has also composed original music and lyrics for several music theater pieces, including an off-Broadway stage musical of Neil Gaiman’s novel Coraline, for which he received an Obie Award. In 2014, Merritt composed songs and background music for the first musical episode of public radio’s This American Life. Stephin Merritt also releases albums under the band names the 6ths, the Gothic Archies, and Future Bible Heroes.

    THE MAGNETIC FIELDS ON TOUR

    Apr 6 Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown, NY
    Apr 7 Calvin Theater Northampton, MA
    Apr 9&10 Duke Engery Center for the Performing Arts Raleigh, NC
    Apr 11 The Paramount Theater Charlottesville, VA
    Apr 13 Queen Elizabeth Theatre Toronto, ON
    Apr 15 Englert Civic Theatre Iowa City, IA
    Apr 16 Fitzgerald Theater Saint Paul, MN
    Apr 18 The Moore Theatre Seattle, WA
    Apr 19&20 Aladdin Theater Portland, OR
    Apr 22&23 Hollywood Theatre Vancouver, BC
    Apr 25&26 Palace of FIne Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA
    Apr 27 The Theatre at Ace Hotel Los Angeles, CA
         
    May 31 Asker Kulturhus Asker, NORWAY
    Jun 2 Gota Lejon Stockholm, SWEDEN
    Jun 4 Heartland Festival Funen, DENMARK
    Jun 6 Primavera Sound Barcelona, SPAIN
    Jun 8 Palace St. Gallen, SWITZERLAND
    June 9 Theater Akzent Vienna, AUSTRIA
         
    Aug 31 Eventim Apollo London, UK
    Sep 2 St George's Bristol Bristol, UK
    Sep 3 End of the Road Festival Dorset, UK
    Sep 7 3Olympia Theatre Dublin, IRELAND
    Sep 8 Cyprus Avenue Cork, IRELAND
    Sep 11 Tolhuistuin Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
    Sep 12 La Gaîté Lyrique Paris, FRANCE
    Sep 14 Zoom Frankfurt Frankfurt, GERMANY
    Sep 16 Huxley's Neue Welt Berlin, GERMANY
    Sep 17 Kampnagel K6 Hamburg, GERMANY
    Sep 18 The Royal Opera House Copenhagen, DENMARK
         
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