Canadian indie rock collective Broken Social Scene have announced more dates for their 20th anniversary tour of their landmark album You Forgot It in People. The band will perform the album in its entirety, along with other songs from their catalog, at shows across North America and Europe in 2023.
The tour, which was originally scheduled for 2022 but postponed due to the pandemic, will kick off on February 18 in Vancouver and wrap up on June 17 in London. The band have also added new dates in cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Berlin, Paris and more. Tickets for the newly announced shows will go on sale on Friday, June 16 at 10 a.m. local time.
You Forgot It in People, released in 2002 by Arts & Crafts, is widely regarded as one of the most influential and acclaimed albums of the 2000s. It features guest appearances from members of Metric, Stars, Do Make Say Think, Apostle of Hustle and more. The album won the inaugural Polaris Music Prize in 2006 and was certified platinum in Canada in 2017.
Broken Social Scene: A Brief Biography
Broken Social Scene are a musical collective that formed in Toronto in 1999 by core members Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning. The band’s lineup has fluctuated over the years, with up to 19 members at some point, including notable musicians such as Feist, Emily Haines, Amy Millan, Jason Collett, Charles Spearin and Andrew Whiteman. The band’s sound is characterized by lush arrangements, diverse instrumentation, experimental elements and vocal harmonies.
The band have released five studio albums, two EPs and a live album to date. Their most recent album, Hug of Thunder, came out in 2017 and featured the return of Feist as a lead vocalist after a decade-long hiatus. The band have also been involved in various side projects, such as Broken Social Scene Presents…, which showcases solo or collaborative works by individual members. The band are known for their energetic and unpredictable live shows, often featuring guest appearances from friends and collaborators.