Scottish experimental rock legends Mogwai will be coming to Montreal in january to perform their album Atomic in its entirety.
Atomic is composed of reworked versions of the music recorded for the soundtrack to director Mark Cousins’ acclaimed documentary Atomic: Living In Dread and Promise, which first aired on BBC Four last summer.
Constructed entirely of archive film, Atomic is an impressionistic kaleidoscope of the horrors of our nuclear times – protest marches, Cold War sabre-rattling, Chernobyl and Fukishima – but also the sublime beauty of the atomic world, and how x-rays and MRI scans have improved human lives. Mogwai’s soundtrack encapsulates the nightmare of the nuclear age, but its dreamlike qualities too. It is the latest in the band’s series of impressive soundtracks and scores, following acclaimed albums Les Revenants (The Returned) and Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait.
Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite says: “The Atomic soundtrack is one of the most intense and fulfilling projects we’ve taken on as a band. Ever since we went to Hiroshima to play and visited the peace park this has been a subject very close to us. The end results, both the film score and the record are pieces I’m extremely proud of.”
The full list of Atomic live shows are as follows:
Jan 18 The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
Jan 19 The UC Theatre, Berkeley, CA
Jan 21 The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 22 Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
Jan 24 Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL
Jan 25 Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead, Munhall, PA
Jan 27 Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA
Jan 28 Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Washington, DC
Jan 29 Town Hall Theatre, New York, NY
Jan 30 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON
Jan 31 St-Denis Theatre, Montreal, QC
Tickets on sale Friday, December 9 at 10 am
Tickets on sale at the St-Denis Theatre Box Office
By phone: 514 790-1111
Order online: www.evenko.ca
Ticket prices : from $36 to $61 (including taxes and service fees)
* A limit of 8 tickets per person