16 Jul 2008
The Magnetic Fields, back from their European tour (check out The Independent's review of their Cadogan Hall date), are happy to announce that they will be traveling stateside once again to play a short string of dates this October. The shows kickoff Friday 10 October 2008 in Minneapolis and end with a run up the East Coast that will include a return stop to the New York City area. A limited number of pre-sale tickets for most shows will be available starting Tuesday, July 15 through Music Today:

General advance sales will start on or around 18 July 2008, with tickets available in most cases at the venue's box office as well as at Ticketmaster and some third-party outlets. Please visit the House of Tomorrow calendar for specific details on pricing, onsale dates, and ticket sellers:

The Magnetic Fields October 2008 Tour Schedule

10 (Fri) Minneapolis, MN, The State Theater
11 (Sat) Madison, WI, Capitol Theater at Overture Center for the Arts
13 (Mon) Dallas, TX, The Majestic*
14 (Tue) Austin, TX, The Paramount Theater*
15 (Wed) Boulder, CO The Boulder Theater
17 (Fri) Atlanta, GA, Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center
18 (Sat) Raleigh, NC, Meymandi Concert Hall at Progress Energy Center
23 (Thu) Jersey City, NJ, Leows Jersey Theatre
24 (Fri) Columbus, OH, The Southern Theatre
25 (Sat) Philadelphia, PA, The Merriam Theater**
26 (Sun) Washington, DC, Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University

* Music Today pre-sale not available
** Music Today pre-sales start 4 August



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In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

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