Wild Beasts Announce Tour, Share New Video

Wild Beasts Announce Tour, Share New Video
Following the release of their recent Present Tense LP, UK pop crew Wild Beasts have announced a hefty world tour.

Kicking off later this week, the group will perform shows throughout Europe before returning to North America in the summer. That batch of dates includes two Canadian shows, with the band scheduled to perform at Montreal's Corona Theatre on July 15 and Toronto's Mod Club on July 16.

You can also watch the band's new video for "A Simple Beautiful Truth." Directed by Klaus Thymann, it sees the band performing weird dance moves in the countryside.

"We were inspired enough by the absurdist approach taken by Talking Heads to don electric suits and dance in the ether on the top of a Beacons mountain," the band said in a statement. "We wanted to capture the weightlessness of a song like 'A Simple Beautiful Truth', to attempt something so ridiculous as to be sublime. The experience was strangely liberating and we asked ourselves why we hadn't done this before."

Watch the video for "A Simple Beautiful Truth" below.

Tour dates:

04/09 Munich, Germany - Strom

04/10 Milan, Italy - Teatro Franco Parenti (Elita Festival)

04/11 Lyon, France - Marche-Gare

04/12 Zurich, Switzerland - Plaza Club

04/13 Lille, France - Aeronef

04/15 Brussels, Belgium - Orangerie

04/16 Paris, France - Trabendo

05/08 Belfast, Northern Ireland - Belfast Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

05/09 Brighton, England - Great Escape at The Dome

05/29 Dudingen, Switzerland - Bad Bonn Kilbi

06/06 Athens, Greece - Plissken        

06/13 Bergen, Norway - Bergenfest

06/15 Aarhus, Denmark - Northside

06/21 Hilvarenbeek, Holland - Best Kept Secret Festival

06/28 Kiev, Ukraine - Park Live

06/29 Moscow, Russia - Park Live

07/04 Gdynia, Poland - Open'er

07/11 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer            
07/12 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

07/14 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair

07/15 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre

07/16 Toronto, ON - The Mod Club

07/19 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival

08/15 Hasselt, Belgium - Pukklepop

08/16 Budapest, Hungary - Sziget

08/17 Hamburg, Germany - Dockville

08/31 Dorset, England - End of the Road

09/06 Isle of Wight, England - Bestival

09/09 Rovinj, Croatia - Unknown Festival