The Magnetic Fields Return To Europe For Tour Dates
The Magnetic Fields return to Europe in August and September for tour dates in UK, Ireland, Portugal, Netherlands, France, and Germany, beginning in London on 31 August at the Eventim Apollo.
The dates follow The Magnetic Fields’ previous tours of North America and Europe earlier this year. You can see all of the currently announced shows below.
The band’s latest album, Quickies – released in 2020 to critical acclaim – is 28 short songs by Stephin Merritt, ranging in length from 13 seconds to two minutes and 35 seconds, performed by Merritt and band members Sam Davol, Claudia Gonson, Shirley Simms, and John Woo, along with longtime friends and collaborators Chris Ewen, Daniel Handler, and Pinky Weitzman.
To date, Stephin Merritt has written and recorded twelve Magnetic Fields albums, including the beloved 69 Love Songs and the 2017 critically acclaimed Nonesuch box set, 50 Song Memoir, which chronicled the first fifty years of the songwriter’s life with one song per year. New York magazine called the box set “a celebration of Merritt’s sky-high range as a writer and a player, through the exploration of the circumstances that helped cultivate it … a delightful flip through the untold back pages of one of rock’s most singular voices, and, all in all, the best damned Magnetic Fields album in the last ten years.”
Merritt has also composed original music and lyrics for several music theatre pieces, including an off-Broadway stage musical of Neil Gaiman’s novel Coraline, for which he received an Obie Award. In 2014, Merritt composed songs and background music for the first musical episode of public radio’s This American Life. Stephin Merritt also releases albums under the band names the 6ths, the Gothic Archies, and Future Bible Heroes.
THE MAGNETIC FIELDS ON TOUR
Aug 31 Eventim Apollo, London, UK
Sep 1 O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
Sep 2 St George’s, Bristol, UK
Sep 3 End of the Road Festival, Dorset, UK
Sep 5 O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK
Sep 7 Olympia, Dublin, Ireland
Sep 8 Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Ireland
Sep 10 LAV, Lisbon, Portugal
Sep 11 Tolhuistuin,Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sep 12 La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France
Sep 14 Zoom Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Sep 16 Huxley’s Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany
Sep 17 Kampnagel K6, Hamburg, Germany
Sep 18 The Opera House/Operaen, Copenhagen, Denmark