Phoenix are one of the most excellent groups to come out of France in the past one and a half decades along with Daft Punk and Air, two of my favorite musical loves, and quite a few other groups that formed around the same time. Prior to Air became America's favorite French duet, Phoenix were their backing group. So when they released their first record “United” in 2000, the surprise was that they sounded neither electronic nor French – lead vocalist Thomas Mars, who might have hailed from US or UK, had the talent to sing in English. In my opinion, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is the best album that they have released to date. It is filled with finely-crafted tracks mixed with electronic rhythms, loud guitars and Thomas Mars' outstanding vocal talents.
After almost four years since their last album, Phoenix return with a new studio album “Bankrupt!” set for release on April 22, 2013 through V2, Loyauté, Glassnote. The band has also revealed their upcoming world tour dates in support of their new album.
Bankrupt! track list:
2. "The Real Thing"
3. "S.O.S. In Bel Air"
4. "Trying To Be Cool"
6. "Drakkar Noir"
10. "Oblique City"
The band have premiered the first single, 'Entertainment', from the new album on Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show Feb. 18.
Mar 28, 2013 Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver BC, Canada
Mar 29, 2013 Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA, United States
Mar 30, 2013 Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR, United States
Apr 02, 2013 Freeborn Hall at UC Davis, Davis CA, United States
Apr 08, 2013 Marquee Theater, Tempe AZ, United States
Apr 09, 2013 AVA Amphitheater, Tucson AZ, United States
Apr 10, 2013 Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas NV, United States
Apr 13 & 20, 2013 Coachella, Indio CA, United States
Apr 22, 2013 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK
May 04, 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans LA, United States
May 5, 2013 Beale Street Music Festival, Memphis TN, United States
May 8, 2013 House Of Blues, Orlando FL, United States
May 9, 2013 Tabernacle, Atlanta GA, United States
May 11, 2013 Sweetlife Festival, Columbia MD, United States
May 12, 2013 Radio 104.5 Birthday Show @ Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden NJ, United States
May 23, 2013 Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
Jun 07, 2013 Rock Im Park, Nuremberg, Germany
Jun 08, 2013 Rock Am Ring, Nürburgring, Germany
Jun 13, 2013 Hultsfred Festival, Hultsfred, Sweden
Jun 15, 2013 Pinkpop Festival, Landgraaf, Netherlands
Jun 29, 2013 Rock-A-Field Festival, Luxembourg
Jul 04, 2013 Hove Festival, Arendal, Norway
Jul 05, 2013 Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium
Jul 6, 2013 Eurockeennes, Belfort, France
Jul 13, 2013 Musilac Festival, Aix-les-Bains, France
Jul 14, 2013 Optimus Alive, Lisbon, Portugal
Aug 3, 2013 The Grove Music Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Aug 24, 2013 Rock En Seine, Paris, France
Phoenix 2013 world Tour setlist:
4.Long Distance Call
5.SOS in Bel Air
7.Trying to Be Cool
11.The Real Thing