Mogwai Take 'Atomic' Score on North American Tour

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Dec 5, 2016

Scottish experimental rockers Mogwai released their reworked soundtrack project Atomic earlier this year, and they have now announced plans to bring the score to North American stages with a run of live dates in January.

The short trek will see the band make their way through across the continent from west to east, playing 11 dates in the United States and Canada. They'll finish the tour in the Great White North with back-to-back evenings in Toronto and Montreal, playing the Danforth Music Hall and St. Denis Theatre, respectively.

Atomic sees the band rework pieces of the score they had written for the Mark Cousins-directed documentary called Storyville: Atomic - Living in Dread and Promise, which explored the nuclear age. 

"The Atomic soundtrack is one of the most intense and fulfilling projects we've taken on as a band," Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite said in a statement. "Ever since we went to Hiroshima to play and visited the peace park this has been a subject very close to us. The end results, both the film score and the record are pieces I'm extremely proud of."

Atomic is out now through Temporary Residence. Tickets for all live dates will go on sale December 9, with complete itinerary available below.

Tour dates:

01/18 Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel
01/19 Berkeley, CA - The UC Theatre
01/21 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
01/22 Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
01/24 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
01/25 Munhall, PA - Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
01/27 Boston, MA - Berklee Performance Center
01/28 Washington, D.C. - Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
01/29 New York, NY - Town Hall Theatre
01/30 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
01/31 Montreal, QC - St. Denis Theatre

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