Moderat Return with 'III', Announce World Tour

Moderat Return with 'III', Announce World Tour
Electronic supergroup Moderat is back with a third full-length collaboration, which they'll promote this spring on a world tour. The record has been given the most fitting title of III, and it hits retailers April 1 via Mute/Monkeytown.

A press release notes that the album, Moderat's first since 2013's II, finds the unit's Gernot Bronsert, Sebastian Szary (a.k.a. Modeselektor) and Sascha Ring (a.k.a. Apparat) "creating dynamic sound and depth with sophisticated lyrics and themes as they direct their gaze inward." It's apparently a personal set, with Apparat "discussing his shadow, his fears and doubts" on the collection.

It's further added that while the trio of musicians met up through Berlin's rave scene, III displays Moderat's "maturation in modern pop." Full song streams have yet to be revealed behind the nine-song LP, but a quick trailer behind the project can be found below.

As for the band's upcoming live dates, the tour begins a couple days before III hits stores over in Europe, with North American dates to follow in May. That portion of the trek includes Canadian stops in Montreal and Vancouver.

A full show schedule can be found beneath the album info.

III:

1. Eating Hooks 
2. Running
3. Finder 
4. Ghostmother 
5. Reminder 
6. The Fool 
7. Intruder 
8. Animal Trails 
9. Ethereal 

Tour dates:

03/28 Paris, FR - L'Olympia   
03/29 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
03/30 Leipzig, DE - Werk 2
03/31 Munich, DE - Muffathalle
04/01 Wiesbaden, DE - Schlachthof
04/02 London, UK - St John of Hackney
04/03 Bristol, UK - Marble Factory
04/05 Glasgow, UK - ABC
04/06 Dublin, IE - Victar Street            
04/07 Brighton, UK - Corn Exchange                  
04/08 Brussels, BE - Cirque Royale         
04/09 Hamburg, DE - Docks         
04/10 Copenhagen, DK - Vega
04/21 Poznan, PL - Hala 2 MTP 
04/22 Warsaw, PL - Progresja     
04/23 Wroclaw, PL - Eter 
04/24 Budapest, HU - TBA        
04/26 Graz, AT - Orpheum         
04/27 Zurich, CH - X-TRA          
04/28 Milan, IT - Alcatraz         
04/29 Rome, IT - Spazio900        
04/30 Marseille, FR - Cabaret Aléatoire
05/01 Toulouse, FR - Le Bikini
05/02 Bordeaux, FR - Le Rocher Palmer           
05/03 Nantes, FR - Stereolux       
05/05 Lausanne, CH - LesDocks  
05/07 Basel, CH - Volkshaus
05/08 Stuttgart, DE - LKA Longhorn
05/19 New York, NY - Webster Hall
05/20 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
05/21 Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
05/23 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
05/24 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
05/26 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
05/27 San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
05/28 Bradley, CA - Lightning in a Bottle Festival
06/05 Berlin, DE - Columbiahalle
08/13 Bochum, DE - Jahrhunderthalle Ritournelle