M83 Unveils New Album 'Fantasy,' Maps Out North American Tour

Hear lead single "Oceans Niagara" now

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jan 10, 2023

Teasing new music at the tail end of 2022, M83 is now fully putting out — an album, that is, led by new single "Oceans Niagara." Anthony Gonzalez's project has also mapped out a North American tour, including Canadian stops in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

Fantasy will become reality on March 17 through Mute. It's M83's ninth studio album, following 2019's DSVII.

"I wanted this record to be very impactful live," Gonzalez said in a press release, which depicts Fantasy as his most personal work to date. "The idea was to come back with something closer to the energy of Before the Dawn Heals Us. The combination of guitars and synths is always in my music, but it's maybe more present on this new record than on the previous ones."

Of "Oceans Niagara," he added, "It's the very first collaboration between my brother Yann Gonzalez and myself on a music video. I wanted to create this sense of friendship. Listening to that song, I imagine people running, driving fast, or riding spaceships together. It's this sense of going forward, like a magic potion that you take to discover new worlds. Beyond adventure!"

M83's tour itinerary for 2023 begins in Phoenix, AZ, on April 10. He'll play Montreal's MTELUS on April 28, Toronto's History on April 29 and Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom on May 9 ahead of wrapping things up in Oakland, CA, on May 16.

Tickets go on sale Friday (January 13) at 10 a.m. local time through Ticketmaster.

Find the video for "Oceans Niagara," the album tracklist and tour schedule below.


1 . Water Deep
2 . Oceans Niagara
3 . Amnesia
4 . Us and the Rest
5 . Earth to Sea
6 . Radar, Far, Gone
7 . Deceiver
8 . Fantasy
9 . Laura
10 . Sunny Boy
11 . Kool Nuit
12 . Sunny Boy Part 2 
13 . Dismemberment Bureau

Pre-order Fantasy.

M83 2023 Tour Dates:

04/10 Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
04/11 Albuquerque, NM - El Rey Theater
04/13 San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theatre
04/14 Austin, TX - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
04/15 Houston, TX - The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall
04/16 Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
04/18 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
04/19 Atlanta, GA - The Eastern
04/21 Philadelphia, PA - Franklin Music Hall
04/22 Washington, DC - The Anthem
04/23 Boston, MA - Roadrunner
04/25 New York, NY - Terminal 5
04/28 Montreal, QC - MTELUS
04/29 Toronto, ON - History
04/30 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
05/02 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
05/03 St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre
05/05 Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom
05/06 Salt Lake City, UT - Ogden Amphitheater
05/08 Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
05/09 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
05/10 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
05/14 Paso Robles, CA - Vina Robles Amphitheatre
05/16 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater

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