Broken Social Scene to Perform at Hoyt Sherman Place5/15/2017
True Endeavors presents: Broken Social Scene with special guests Frightened Rabbit on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Doors at 6:30 p.m. and show at 7:30 p.m at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines. Ticket go on sale Wednesday, May 17 at 10 a.m. Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com, the Hoyt Sherman Place Box Office and by phone at 800-745-3000. Ticket prices are $55.50, $45.50 and $35.50.
Toronto’s Broken Social Scene recently detailed their first album in seven years, “Hug Of Thunder,” out July 7, 2017 on their label Arts & Crafts. Produced by Joe Chiccarelli and mixed by Shawn Everett, “Hug Of Thunder” includes contributions from all 15 original members of Broken Social Scene, as well as new guest vocalist Ariel Engle. Today, the title track of the album has been revealed via Zane Lowe’s show on Beats 1; click HERE to listen to it. “Hug Of Thunder” follows the release of the song “Halfway Home,” which the band performed to rapturous response on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at the end of March.
Broken Social Scene are also thrilled to announce their first full U.S. tour since 2011. For these dates, Broken Social Scene are partnering with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket goes towards providing access to arts education for young people in disadvantaged communities. Tickets for all the band’s headlining shows will go on sale Wednesday, May 17, via the Broken Social Scene website. Additional dates will be announced soon.
“Hug Of Thunder is everything” BSS fans love from the Canadian collective and then some, an album overflowing with glorious open chords, multi-voice harmonies, spacious psychedelia-tinted breakdowns, and more. It is a panoramic, expansive album that manages to be both epic and intimate; and like all things BSS, in troubled times, it offers a serotonin rush of positivity. Since their inception in the early Aughts, BSS have always pushed sonic boundaries while remaining reverent of a perfect chorus; almost twenty years down the line, Hug Of Thunder sharpens that balance. The record’s twelve songs refract the band’s varying emotions, methods, and techniques in ways that not only reference their other albums, but surpass them. Hug Of Thunder is righteous but warm, angry but loving, melodic but uncompromising. And if you’ve ever fallen in love with Broken Social Scene —as many of us have— it is a perfect return that was truly worth the wait.
A beautiful, limited edition vinyl version of the record is also available for pre-order. It’s available in Coke bottle clear vinyl (Limited to 500, exclusive to pre-order purchases), 140g double-LP, gatefold jacket (matte UV), printed vinyl sleeves (matte UV), and a 28 page booklet with stitched spine affixed to jacket. Artwork layout and design for the vinyl were done by two-time JUNO Award-winner (and Broken Social Scene’s drummer) Justin Peroff and kimikimo. LP includes the vinyl-only bonus track “Old Dead Young.”