M83 opening for Kings of Leon on U.K. tour

    Here’s this week’s most unlikely pairing: M83, purveyor of atmospheric shoegaze, is slated to open for Kings of Leon, purveyors of ham-fisted rock that tries to be atmospheric, on an upcoming U.K. tour.

     

    M83 joins the Followill gang on December 1 in England, and stays with them through December 22. Meanwhile, both bands have their own tours to attend to—Kings of Leon start a full U.S. tour, with openers We are Scientists, the Stills, and the Whigs, this weekend in Las Vegas, while M83 is currently in Europe, before coming back stateside for a North American tour with School of Seven Bells in November.

     

    Here are the dates for all the tours:

     

    M83 & Kings of Leon tour dates:

     

    12.01 Brighton, England: Brighton Centre
    12.02 Nottingham, England: Trent FM Arena
    12.04 Newcastle, England: Metro Arena
    12.05 Sheffield, England: Sheffield Arena
    12.07 Glasgow, Scotland: SECC
    12.08 Liverpool, England: Echo Arena
    12.10 Birmingham, England: NIA
    12.11 London, England: O2 Arena
    12.14 Bournemouth, England: BIC
    12.16 Manchester, England: Evenings News Arena
    12.17 Cardiff, Wales: International Arena
    12.19 Dublin, Ireland: O2
    12.20 Belfast, Northern Ireland: Odyssey Arena  
    12.22 London, England: Wembley Arena

    M83 tour dates:

    10.07 Arhus, Denmark: Vox Hall
    10.08 Copenhagen, Denmark: Loppen
    10.09 Malmo, Sweden: Debaser
    10.10 Oslo, Norway: John Dee
    10.11 Stockholm, Sweden: Debaser
    10.12 Gothenburg, Sweden: Pusterviksbaren
    10.14 Berlin, Germany: Lido
    10.15 Cologne, Germany: Luxor
    10.16 Luxembourg, Luxemburg: Rockhal
    10.18 Antwerp, Belgium: Trix
    10.19 Amsterdam, Netherlands: Paradiso
    10.20 Nijmegen, Netherlands: Doornsroosje
    10.22 London, England: La Scala
    10.24 Dublin, Ireland: Andrews Lane
    10.25 Belfast, Northern Ireland: Mandela Hall
    10.26 Glasgow, Scotland: King Tut’s
    10.27 Manchester, England: Ruby Lounge
    10.29 Boulounge.sur.Mer, France: BB Mix Festival
    10.31 Madrid, Spain: Moby Dick
    11.01 Barcelona, Spain: Razz
    11.03 Milan, Italy: La Casa 139
    11.04 Rome, Italy: Circola Degli Artisti
    11.11 Atlanta, GA: The Earl *
    11.12 Charlotte, NC: Tremont Music Hall *
    11.13 Washington, DC: Black Cat *
    11.14 New York, NY: Webster Hall *
    11.15 Philadelphia, PA: Starlite Ballroom *
    11.16 Northampton, MA: Pearl Street Nightclub *
    11.18 Boston, MA: Middle East Downstairs *
    11.19 Montreal, Quebec: Studio Juste Pour Rire *
    11.20 Toronto, Ontario: Opera House *
    11.21 Chicago, IL: Bottom Lounge *
    11.22 Minneapolis, MN: Triple Rock Social Club *
    11.25 Seattle, WA: Neumos *
    11.26 Vancouver, British Columbia: Richard’s on Richards *
    11.27 Portland, OR: Doug Fir Lounge *
    11.28 San Francisco, CA: Fillmore *
    11.29 Los Angeles, CA: Henry Fonda Theater *
    * with School of Seven Bells

    Kings of Leon tour dates:

    10.11 Las Vegas, NV: The Joint #^
    10.12 San Diego, CA: House of Blues #^
    10.15 Los Angeles, CA: Nokia Theatre #^
    10.17 San Francisco, CA: Warfield Theatre #^
    10.18 San Francisco, CA: Warfield Theatre #^
    10.20 Seattle, WA: Paramount Theatre #^
    10.21 Portland, OR: Schnitzer Hall #^
    10.23 Denver, CO: The Fillmore Auditorium #^
    10.25 Austin, TX: Austin Music Hall #^
    10.26 Oklahoma City, OK: Bricktown Events Center #^
    10.28 Houston, TX: Verizon Wireless Theater #^
    10.29 Dallas, TX: Palladium Ballroom #^
    10.31 Chicago, IL: Aragon Ballroom #^
    11.01 Minneapolis, MN: Orpheum Theatre *^
    11.03 St. Louis, MO: The Pageant *^
    11.05 Milwaukee, WI: The Eagles Ballroom *^
    11.07 Toronto, Ontario: Kool Haus *^
    11.08 Detroit, MI: The Fillmore *^
    11.10 Washington, DC: DAR Constitution Hall *^
    11.12 Boston, MA: Orpheum Theatre *^
    11.13 Boston, MA: Orpheum Theatre *^
    11.15 Philadelphia, PA: Electric Factory Ballroom *^
    11.16 Philadelphia, PA: Electric Factory Ballroom *^
    11.18 Atlanta, GA: The Tabernacle *^
    11.19 Nashville, TN: Municipal Auditorium *^
    * with the Whigs
    # with the Stills
    ^ with We Are Scientists
    [Pitchfork]