The Magnetic Fields Announce North American Tour, Play First-Ever Montreal Show and Toronto

The Magnetic Fields Announce North American Tour, Play First-Ever Montreal Show and Toronto
Considering that the Magnetic Fields have been releasing albums and touring for almost 20 years, it's a little shocking that they've never played a show in Montreal. In February, Stephin Merritt and co. will finally change that with a performance at Montreal's Corona Theatre. The show is part of their just-announced North American tour, which only includes one other Canadian date, at Toronto's Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

This tour announcement comes a week after the Magnetic Fields revealed the details of Realism, their first album since 2008's Distortion. Unlike the Jesus and Mary Chain-inspired fuzz of the last record, the Magnetic Fields' website reveals that the new disc "explores the various genres under the umbrella of folk."

It's due out on January 26 via Nonesuch.

Tour Dates:

2/4 Washington, DC - Lisner Auditorium
2/6 Montreal, QC- Corona Theatre
2/8 Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
2/10 Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre
2/11 Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre
2/13 Brooklyn, NY - BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
2/21 Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
2/22 Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
2/23 Seattle, WA - Town Hall
2/24 Seattle, WA - Town Hall
2/27 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
3/1 San Francisco, CA - Herbst Theatre
3/2 Los Angeles, CA - Wilshire Ebell Theatre
3/4 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
3/5 Bloomington, IN - Buskirk Chumley Theater
3/6 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
3/7 Chicago, IL - Harris Theater at Millennium Park
3/10 New York, NY - Town Hall
3/11 New York, NY - Town Hall
3/22 London, England - Barbican Centre