Published Apr 08, 2014Following 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.
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