Braids Announce 2023 Tour Dates with String Ensemble

They'll play Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal in May and June

Photo: Mélissa Gamache

BY Allie GregoryPublished Apr 6, 2023

Having detailed their fifth studio album Euphoric Recall — out April 28 via Secret City Records — Braids have mapped out a short spring tour in support of the record, promising their "most ambitious" live shows with the help of a string ensemble and "immersive live visuals."

The six-date trek kicks off in Los Angeles on May 27, and includes stops in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, as well as New York City and London, UK. 

"Our new album Euphoric Recall sees us writing and arranging for strings for the very first time," the band shared. "As the album took shape we knew that we wanted to have the lush, cinematic textures of a real string ensemble. We set out teaching ourselves how to compose for strings — in the room all three of us throwing melodic and textural ideas back and forth — a real creative sandbox approach."

The band added: "Having the arrangements come to life in the studio was an absolute highlight for us and as we heard the songs elevated to new levels, we knew that we had to present a version of the live show with the full ensemble."

Braids have also been working with installation/digital media artist Nima Navab to make AI-generated visuals for the immersive shows.

"We've been sharing this over the past couple months online and it's been fun to see people as intrigued by the uncanny visuals as we are," they shared. "These immersive and sometimes overwhelming videos will even further elevate the shows into the most holistic presentation of our musical world."

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (April 7) at 10 a.m. ET here. See the full schedule below.

Braids 2023 Tour Dates:

05/27 Los Angeles, CA - Knitting Factory NoHo
05/30 Toronto, ON - Paradise Theatre
06/01 Ottawa, ON - Club SAW
06/02 Montreal QC - Society for Arts & Technology
06/04 New York, NY - Racket
06/10 London, UK - Kings Place Hall One

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