Paris meets Vegas-M83 to open for Killers, tour announced

    M83 are set to open for the Killers on the latter’s 2009 North American tour after headlining a smattering of shows in North America. The band has already served as opening act for Kings of Leon on its European tour.

    The question is, are M83 fans also Killers fans? It doesn’t really seem all that likely–there is probably a sliver of cross-over here. However, M83’s critically fawned over latest release, Saturdays=Youth,  has probably earned them enough die-hard fans who might be willing to fork over the cash and sit through a Killers show.

    Killers + M83 tour dates:
    1-17 Denver, CO – Magness Arena
    01-19 Minneapolis, MN – Northrop Auditorium
    01-20 Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion
    01-22 Ypsilanti, MI – EMU Convocation Center
    01-23 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
    01-25 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
    01-26 Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
    01-28 Fairfax, VA – Patriot Center at George Mason University
    01-29 North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
    01-30 Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Civic Center
    01-31 Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry House
    02-02 Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theater
    02-03 Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
    02-04 Grand Prairie, TX – Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie

    M83 Alone:
    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 – The Fillmore #
    11-29 Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theater #
    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 ^
    12-12 London, England – Sonic Cathedral @ St Giles-in-the-Fields Church
    12-14 Bournemouth, England – BIC ^
    12-16 Manchester, England – Evening 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 ^

    # with School of Seven Bells
    ^ with Kings of Leon

    Killers Tour:
    12-09 Seattle, WA – Deck the Hall Ball
    12-11 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
    12-12 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theater
    02-20 Dublin, Ireland – The O2
    02-21 Belfast, Northern Ireland – Odyssey Arena
    02-23 London, England – O2 Arena
    02-24 London, England – O2 Arena
    02-26 Birmingham, England – LG Arena
    02-27 Birmingham, England – LG Arena
    02-28 Cardiff, Wales – Cardiff International Arena
    03-02 Sheffield, England – Sheffield Arena
    03-03 Nottingham, England – Nottingham Arena
    03-05 Aberdeen, Scotland – Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Center
    03-06 Glasgow, Scotland – SECC
    03-07 Newcastle, England – Newcastle Arena
    03-09 Manchester, England – MEN Arena
    03-10 Manchester, England – MEN Arena
    03-12 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Heineken Music Hall
    03-13 Dusseldorf, Germany – Phillpshalle
    03-14 Berlin, Germany – Max Schmelinghalle
    03-16 Munich, Germany – Zenith
    03-17 Milan, Italy – Datch Forum
    03-18 Zurich, Switzerland – Maag Eventhall
    03-19 Paris, France – Zenith
    03-21 Barcelona, Spain – Sala Razzmatazz

    [Source: Pitchfork]