Villagers | 09/01/15

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Today Villagers share a beautiful animated video for the soulful ‘Hot Scary Summer’, which rakes over the break-up of a love affair blighted by ‘all the pretty young homophobes looking out for a fight’. The accompanying animated video was directed by Hi-Sim and you can watch it below. 

‘Hot Scary Summer’ is taken from Villagers’ most recent album Darling Arithmetic - a breathtakingly beautiful, intimate piece of work entirely about love and relationships. Darling Arithmetic is the follow-up to Conor O’Brien’s debut, Becoming a Jackal, and its successor, {Awayland} - both hugely acclaimed and each nominated for The Mercury Music Prize, the latter winning Ireland’s Choice Music Prize.  


Today Villagers announce an extensive North American tour for the autumn, firstly as special guest to Paul Weller, followed by dates with John Grant. 

Villagers’  Conor O’Brien has also been invited to perform again as part of ‘In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited,’ which premiered at The Barbican in London in 2014. A landmark live tribute to the songs and music from the legendary filmmaker, David Lynch, the event will feature performances from Stuart Staples (Tindersticks), Jehnny Beth (Savages), Cibo Matto, Stealing Sheep, Sophia Brous and Kirin Callinan.  More info is available HERE. Full live dates are as follows, with UK & European shows in bold: 

Villagers tour dates: 

09-29 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom #
09-30 Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre #
10-01 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom #
10-04 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore #
10-05 San Francisco, CA - HEADLINING SHOW TBC
10-06 San Diego CA - The Observatory North Park #
10-07 Los Angeles CA - The Fonda Theatre #
10-08 Los Angeles CA - The Fonda Theatre #
10-09 Pomona CA - Fox Theatre Pomona #
10-13 Washington, DC – The Hamilton *
10-14 Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live *  
10-16 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair*
10-17 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge*
10-19 Toronto, ON – Mod Club* 

# with Paul Weller
* with John Grant

Villagers October US 2015 tour flyer