VIDEO: Belle & Sebastian: We Were Beautiful

Today, Belle and Sebastian have revealed the video for their recently released single, ‘We Were Beautiful’. Directed by Blair Young from The Forest of Black and filmed throughout the band’s native Glasgow (where they also recorded and produced the track), the video presents a cinematic slice of life — and all of the pain, joy, confusion, and love that comes with it — as the city wakes up over a Saturday morning.

Always attuned to human pathos and their community, Belle and Sebastian’s artful meditation on quotidian moments is a perfect visual companion to the new song, which went straight on the A-list at BBC 6 Music, The Sunday Times described as “a Pet Shop Boys-like curveball that explodes into a quintessential B&S chorus”, and The Guardian called “an appealing curio” with “a pretty kick ass chorus”.

Having recently wrapped up a North American tour that included Panorama and Osheaga Festivals, appearances at the legendary Hollywood Bowl and Merriweather Post Pavilion, and international headlines after leaving their drummer at a Walmart in North Dakota, the band today announces a run of headline UK and European tour dates kicking off in February 2018 in Belgium and arriving in UK cities at the beginning of March. Full dates can be found below.

Video Available HERE

Full European Tour Dates:
Mon    05-Feb           Belgium, Antwerp, De Roma
Tue     06-Feb           France, Strasbourg, La Laiterie
Wed    07-Feb           France, Paris, Salle Pleyel
Fri       09-Feb           France, Nantes, Stereolox
Sun     11-Feb           Luxembourg, Rockhal
Mon    12-Feb           Switzerland, Zurich, X tra limmathaus
Tue     13-Feb           Italy, Milan, Fabrique
Wed    14-Feb           Italy, Bologna, Estragon
Fri       16-Feb           Germany, Munich, Muffathalle
Sat      17-Feb           Germany, Berlin, Admiralspalast
Sun     18-Feb           Germany, Frankfurt, Batschkapp
Mon    19-Feb           Netherlands, Amsterdam, Carre
Wed    21-Feb           Denmark, Copenhagen, DK Studio 1
Thu     22-Feb           Sweden, Stockholm, Munchen Brewery
Fri       23-Feb           Norway, Oslo, Sentrum Scene
Sat      24-Feb           Sweden, Gothenburg, Studios
Tue     06-Mar           UK, Cornwall Truro Hall
Thu     08-Mar           UK, Cardiff, Millenium Centre
Fri       09-Mar           UK, Aberystwyth, Arts Centre
Sat      10-Mar           UK, Nottingham Rock City
Mon    12-Mar           UK, Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Tue     13-Mar           UK, Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thu     15-Mar           UK, Brighton Dome
Fri       16-Mar           UK, London Troxy
Sat      17-Mar           UK, London Troxy
Mon    19-Mar           UK, Liverpool Philharmonic
Tue     20-Mar           UK, York Opera House
Thu     22-Mar           UK, Gateshead Sage
Fri       23-Mar           UK, Perth, Concert Hall
Sat      24-Mar           UK, Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Mon    26-Mar           Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St
Tue     27-Mar           Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St

Sam Wright

Sam Wright

Music Journalist, formally at MOJO Magazine. Black Country born, now mainly covering Birmingham and North-West England
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